There’s no underestimating the benefits of a good, sound, sleep.
Rest is essential on multiple levels regarding one’s own well-being, physically, and mentally.
The body has its own repair systems. When we are at rest, these repair systems perform at maximum efficiency. Without rest, we end up compromising our health across the board. The human body and brain are very complex systems that interact with its environment that can introduce harmful agents like toxins and microorganisms. The body needs rest so it can self-diagnose itself and issue out the proper defenses and rehab. A proper diet is essential in this.
A good sleep helps the body to regulate itself, reboot systems, and do repair. We often overtax ourselves in one way or another, and in Western countries like the US, food is the main problem. Foods aren’t processed properly, toxins, radiation, and more. It can cause inflammation throughout the system and cause serious damage. If one plays sports or has a labor intensive job, you definitely need sleep. For people who use intense concentration like administrators, artists, and such, getting that sleep is essential.
A good sleep first of all repairs body damage. It regulates the endocrine system, circulatory system, and everything else.
One’s mental health is at issue too. There are several levels of sleep ranging from none REM sleep to REM sleep. REM stands for rapid-eye-movement. When one drifts off to sleep, you first encounter non REM sleep. You can be awakened easily. With REM sleep, this is where dreaming occurs. While in deep sleep the body repairs and grows tissue, tests systems, and importantly, strengthens the immune system.
REM sleep with dreaming allows for the mind to troubleshoot issues that are unresolved. The mind examines information and processes it. Repairs memory gaps or modifies memory. It overall relieves mental and physical stress.
Sleep is nature’s way of growing you. During the day you provide nutrition, exercise, protection, and more, but you need time to repair the damage of everyday survival which can be brutal. We have to flush out toxins, battle diseases, solve mental challenges, prevent further injuries, and more. Less sleep means the body and brain and mind can’t rehab itself and that leads to dangers in the waking world.
Without sleep you’ll be more vulnerable to diseases, stumbling and falls, your senses will be less than optimum. Your sight, hearing, sense of direction, and more won’t be spot on. You’ll be inviting disaster along the way.
To get that much needed rest, there are some simple ways to handle things. If you’re not suffering from insomnia and you don’t need to see a doctor for the condition, then it’s just a matter of discipline to get what you need.
Try to schedule your sleep time better. Demand the family to knock off the noise. Get comfortable before getting in the bed. You want peace of mind and control. Look for the things that help you sleep better. With some trial and error you’ll find your regimen. Once you’ve nailed down what works for you, just keep a steady course and see how it goes.