The benefits of quality sleep have been long known. But, as we get to know the human body more and more, we can see some definite ways in which a good night’s sleep can really help the body, mind and soul. And the effects get stronger as we get older. Around the age of 50 we notice our body doing very different things.
If you have trouble sleeping, then you might already be aware of some of these things. For the rest of us, the benefits of a good night’s quality sleep might not be readily evident. Here are the top ten benefits of a good night’s sleep –
Benefits of Quality Sleep – Reduces Stress
Your body deals with a lot when your eyes are closed, and you are throwing out the snores. And the body knows fully when you’ve not had enough sleep. The body produces stress hormones when you’ve not had a long enough sleep, or if there isn’t enough quality in your sleep. Getting enough shuteye will help keep the stress at bay. For men in and around the age of fifty, this is a major cause of disease and can keep us off work for long periods of time. That’s the first of the benefits of quality sleep in our list.
Benefits of Quality Sleep – Helps the Immune System
Your body is a remarkable thing and works hard all day long. You might think that the night time when your head hits the pillow is the perfect time for it to stop functioning and get some rest. But that’s not the case for many of the bodily functions. It is especially the case with protein production – one of the ways in which the body fights infections such as the common cold or a fever. Align this with the consumption of aloe vera drinking gel and the common cold that blights many will be a thing of the past for you.
Benefits of Quality Sleep – Helps to Improve the Memory
When you are tired, you have a much harder time remembering things such as where you left the car keys or what tasks have to be completed at work. Your brain is telling you that there is something missing. That thing is often sleep. When you are resting your body, the brain is busy storing and organising your memories. It is this process that allows you to access them quickly. As we get in and around the age of fifty, it is common to think that we can’t fight the signs of an aging brain. But that’s not the case. Quality sleep will help you to improve your memory.
Benefits of Quality Sleep – Can Help to Lower Your Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a killer. It is a major contributing factor to heart disease and strokes – which blight men from the age of 50 in particular. A good quality sleep will help the body maintain a feeling of relaxation and this state will encourage a much lower blood pressure level. Keeping blood pressure under control will really help stave off the threat of heart disease and strokes.
Benefits of Quality Sleep – Helps with Weight Management
Let’s be clear with this one – you won’t wake up in the morning several pounds lighter just because you’ve had a good night’s sleep. But quality sleep triggers the body to produce the hormone Leptin that suppresses the appetite. This means you wake up with less of a desire to fill your body with high-calorie foods. Starting the day in the right vein here will help you to manage your weight and feel better about yourself.
Men around the age of 50 can really struggle with their weight. If we haven’t done anything about it before now, then it can be tough to shed pounds in our late 40’s and beyond. There is a whole section dedicated to this on the website, but I thought I’d mention a couple of things here. The Forever Living C9 cleanse programme really helped me to lose weight this year and start my fitness journey that has led to this site being written. I recommend it highly. Also, maintaining a healthy weight is solely down to calorie intake. If you eat fewer calories than you expend then your general trend will be towards weight loss.
The benefits of quality sleep are plain for all to see. Here is the first part of our countdown. Check out part 2 to see more on the benefits of quality sleep for men around the age of 50.