In this busy day and age, some of us may occasionally forgo a full night’s sleep. While this habit is common, it can negatively impact our overall well-being and should not become a regular routine.
Read on to learn more about why you should prioritize a healthy sleep routine.
Sleep is essential for basic daily functions, both physical and cognitive.
Some of the ways in which sleep impacts your daily well-being include:
- Your ability to concentrate
- Your mood
- Ability to remember and process new information
- Blood pressure
- Muscle repair and performance
A lack of sleep can have negative effects on these factors and more. The amount of sleep you get affects more than just how drowsy you feel the next day; It can also set the tone for your overall well-being.
Immunity affects our ability to fight and recover from sickness and infections. A variety of factors can influence your immunity, and one of the biggest components is sleep.
Practicing quality sleep hygiene and having a consistent sleep schedule can:
- Help maintain insulin and regulate blood sugar
- Prevent inflammation caused by sleep deprivation
- Promote faster recovery time from sickness
- Help your immune system produce cytokines
Looking for a simple, natural way to boost your immunity? Strive for quality sleep.
Long-term Effects of Sleep Quality
Experts recommend keeping healthy sleep habits at all times, not just in the days leading up to an important test or event.
The quality of your sleep can influence many factors of your physical and cognitive health over time, including, but not limited to:
- Development and physical growth in children
- Blood pressure
- Weight management and obesity
- Mood management
- Memory and decision-making
- Production of find lines and dark circles on the face
Maintaining a healthy sleep schedule should always be a priority. At The Art of Dentistry & Spa, we’re happy to help promote sleep hygiene through our sleep services, including snoring appliances and our children’s Vivos device.
Have concerns about snoring affecting your quality of sleep? Call us at (732) 846-7100 or request an appointment on our website today.