You’ll Have A Sharper Memory
When you’re in deep sleep, your brain processes events, experiences, facts and figures so you can recall them later. So good sleep is important when you are learning a new skill, like driving.
You’ll Look Younger
People who sleep seven to nine hours a night have fewer wrinkles and dark spots, and recover better from sunburn compared to those who sleep five hours or less a night. During deep sleep, pulses of growth hormones cause your body to make collagen and repair damage to cells.
You’ll Lose Weight
When we don’t sleep, levels of a “hunger hormone” called ghrelin skyrocket. You require more calories and crave the rush of sugar. So a better night’s sleep helps you make better food choices the next day.
You’ll Be More Creative
Good sleep – and the dreams you have during that sleep, helps you be more innovative and creative. In your dream you can in Sydney one minute, London the next; you could be flying or fighting monsters. Dreams actually help you practise thinking “out of the box”.
Text: Good Health, Bauer Syndication / Additional Reporting: Sylvia Ong