4 Reasons Why Getting Enough Good Sleep Should be a Top Priority
Sleep is the most underrated, overlooked health habit in our culture today. People wear lack of sleep as a badge of honor, bragging that they “only got 4 hours of sleep last night”, or “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” But in fact, getting adequate sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Sleep plays a vital role in good health and wellbeing. This is because while you sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. Indeed, getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect not only your physical health, but also your mental health and your productivity in business as well. Here are 4 surprising reasons getting enough good quality sleep should be a top priority for you.
1. Help You Maximize Your Productivity.
Getting enough quality sleep at the right times helps you function well throughout the day. Sleep is vital for optimizing brain functions such as concentration, productivity and performance. People who are sleep deprived are less productive at work, school, etc. They take longer to finish tasks, have slower reaction times, and make more mistakes. I’m sure you’ve had instances where you’ve read a page of a book, and you had no idea what you just read. Many times, this is just mental fatigue.
2. Helps Increase Your Social Skills
Sleep loss reduces your ability to interact socially. Researchers believe that poor sleep affects your ability to recognize important social cues and process emotional information. As real estate investors this can seriously impeded your ability to build rapport and negotiate effectively with sellers. In essence, the more sleep you get, the better chances you have to close that deal.
3. Sleep Can Help Fight Depression
Poor sleeping patterns are strongly linked to depression and even suicide, particularly for those with a sleeping disorder, such as insomnia or sleep apnea. Getting adequate sleep can go along way to help you minimize depression by allowing your body to fully rest and returning all of your hormone levels back to normal standing. It’s amazing what sleep can do for your body.
4. It Can Help You Lose Weight!
The next time you want to try losing some weight, instead of setting your alarm for 4am to go to the gym, you may have better results by shutting of the alarm and getting more sleep instead. Not getting enough sleep is associated with a drastically increased risk of weight gain and obesity, in both children and adults. In fact, this is one of the strongest risk factors for obesity. Lack of sleep and weight gain are clearly linked. Plus, multiple studies show that sleep deprived individuals have bigger appetites and consume more calories and eat more than those who get adequate sleep.
In conclusion, getting plenty of sleep is not for the weak. In fact, top performers know it’s one of the smartest things you can do thing to do. NBA superstar LeBron James gets 12 to 13 hours of sleep when he is in training. The same goes for tennis superstar, Roger Federer. Of course these are top athletes expending a tremendous amount of physical exertion and you, most likely, don’t require as much sleep. You should listen to your own body to determine how much sleep is right for you. For most individuals six to eight hours should be enough, so you can perform at optimum levels with an abundance of energy. This will definitely be valuable to you as a successful real estate entrepreneur.
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