Why a Good Night’s Sleep Is So Important

Why a Good Night’s Sleep Is So Important

The vast majority of people underestimate how important sleep is to the proper functioning of the body. Sleep is vitally important to properly rest your brain, digesting information and setting your body and mind up for the day to follow.


Unfortunately, in today’s world, good sleep is hard to come by. We sleep with our phone by our sides that subconsciously distracts our mind as we fall off to sleep, during sleep and when we wake up. The constant blue light from our phones and computers is playing havoc with our brains and our ability to drift off into nice, deep REM sleep.


There are things we can do, however, to maximize our chances of getting a good night’s sleep and improving our health. One thing is to invest in a great mattress. Being able to get comfortable quickly is imperative to falling asleep better more efficiently. A nice, soft mattress can also do wonders for your back. Be sure to search the UK mattress sales for good deals as mattresses don’t come cheap.


Hopefully, we can convince you how important sleep is to your overall health and life. Read on to find out why a good night’s sleep is so important.


Weight Gain

Yes, that’s right, not sleeping well can contribute to an unhealthy diet and you gaining weight. This isn’t really because of anything that happens when you sleep, but because of how you feel when you wake up. While you do burn calories while you sleep, these calories aren’t going to change your physique overnight or really do anything in the long-run either, unfortunately.


But, when you get a night of good sleep you will inadvertently speed up your metabolism, allowing you to burn calories quicker. Similarly, sleeping well increases the hormone that makes you feel full and decreases the one that makes you feel hungry. Have you ever had an awful night’s sleep and then woken up starving? This will be why. You won’t feel the need or craving to put sweets, snacks or a greasy full-English breakfast into your body upon waking up, which has many positive benefits.


Concentration, Creativity and Productivity

This one doesn’t really need to be explained, we’ve all been there. Staying up too late and then having a bad night’s sleep on a bad mattress can put you in a bad position the following day. Trying to focus at work in a meeting and just feeling foggy and tired, unable to concentrate, and just wishing you could go to bed. When your brain doesn’t get adequate rest it struggles to function, and you will feel the consequences by struggling to focus, problem-solve or think quickly in general.


Your Back

While many younger people neglect this aspect of sleep, it can creep up on you, and before you know it, you’re sandals with ongoing back pain. A good night’s sleep includes sleeping in a  position and posture that is conducive to a healthy back. You might sleep well but not in a way that helps your back health. To ensure you are doing everything possible to protect your back it is a good idea to invest in a new mattress. A nice soft memory foam mattress that moulds to the shape of your body and supports you in all the right places could not only improve your back but improve your sleep. There are constant mattress sales in the UK that you can take advantage of. Make sure you go try out a few first so that you know whether you want a firm, medium-firm or soft mattress.


It may surprise you, and even scare you by seeing how important sleep is to our overall health and wellbeing. Most of us have experienced what a lack of sleep does to us the next day and didn’t like it one bit. It’s time to take action and take control of your sleeping habits. Buying a new mattress that is right for your body could legitimately change your life. While you might not realise it now, your body and mind will thank you for paying some attention and being proactive when it comes to good sleep.