Why Sleep is Important

Nov 12, 2012 by

Why Sleep is Important

Aside from the scientific facts why sleep is so important for all the living beings I have my very own reasons.

First reason is creativity – with no sleep and drained energy creativity just cannot exist, or maybe it can but in very small amounts. I personally cannot think of ANYTHING creative when I don’t get enough sleep.

An energized mind wants to jump from one place to another and go into the depths of the universe and explore our very origin. A drained mind wants to go get a nice, puffy blanket and sleep right on the chair because it is too tired to drag itself into the bed.

Second reason is attitude. With little to no sleep my attitude is equal to that of a capricious, teenage girl who stomps her foot on the floor and complains all the time.

I am not very friendly or sociable if I don’t get my 6 – 8 hours of sleep. This could affect me in so many ways. What if that particular day, right in the morning I meet the girl of my dreams or I meet someone who works at a place where I also really want to work at. If I mess it up guess who I am going to blame? That’s right my alarm clock.

But jokes aside, it is really important that you are acting and behaving your best at any time – and sleep is a key in the mornings.

Third and last reason is recuperation. This one is very important for me since I am myself an athlete and every day I don’t recover just simply takes me one step back from my progress.

Every time I recover after sleep I feel like a badass sci-fi character. Think about it for a moment? How amazing is the fact that you don’t know what’s going on during the recovery process but once you sleep and wake up it is done and ready for you? It is so fascinating to me.

It does not matter if you cut your finger. It does not matter if you worked out extra hard and all of your muscles are sore, and it does not matter if your girlfriend dumped you, then got back with you and dumped you after 5 minutes again (even though I feel really bad if that happened to you). All you have to do is go to sleep – because tomorrow is a new day waiting for you all recovered and ready to go!

So get your sleep ladies and gentlemen!

  • George

    Sleep enhances our memory and have a great deal to our overall health. Even a single night of poor sleep can seriously impair your memory. Sleep deprivation is such a chronic condition these days that you might not even realize you suffer from it. Better start paying attention to your sleep, because not only your memory can benefit from it but also your own health. Thanks for sharing.

  • Pete

    Great article, It may not be surprising that it is more difficult to take in new information following a night of inadequate or disturbed sleep. What’s more surprising is that it is just as important to get a good night’s sleep after learning something new in order to process and retain the information that has been learned.

    • Mary M

      Pete It may seem obvious that sleep is beneficial. Even without fully grasping what sleep does for us, we know that going without sleep for too long makes us feel terrible, and that getting a good night’s sleep can make us feel ready to take on the world.

  • Anthony

    Sleep is so important! :) Study after study has revealed that people who sleep poorly are at greater risk for a number of diseases and health problems. I take a magnesium supplement before bed makes such a huge difference!