The Importance of Sleep [Infographic]

The Importance of Sleep

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP

Minimum hours of sleep needed: 7-8 hours

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH SLEEP?

  • With each hour less than the minimum, the risk increases for…
  • A slower metabolism and resulting weight gain
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Decreased short-term memory
  • Poor performance in new or complex tasks
  • Decreased immune function
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Higher mortality rates

YOUR SKIN WITHOUT SLEEP:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Fine lines & discoloration
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne

BED TIME TIPS:

  • Ideal bed time: 10-12pm
  • Electronic devices: turned off at least 30 minutes before you go to sleep
  • Lights: turned off. Keep room as dark as possible
  • Temperature: Keep room cool
  • Tummy: Don’t go to bed hungry or full. Eat 3-4 hours before sleeping.

 

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