March 13, 2020 is World Sleep Day. Aside from raising public awareness surrounding the detrimental impacts of sleep problems, the main foucs of the day is to celebrate the benefits of good, old-fashioned, healthy sleep. Today, sleep is considered as important to good health and wellbeing as diet and exercise. We all know it makes you feel good, but that is just the beginning; more than just a good idea, good sleep is essential....there are so many other benefits.
Immunity supporter - Sleep improves the body's ability to boost immunity and help fight infection. With winter just around the corner, ensuring you get plenty of rest and uninterrupted sleep is an effective way of staying healthy.
Stress reducer - An increase in stress hormone levels is one of many responses to lack of sleep. While a little stress can be stimulating; ongoing, heightened stress levels have chronic health implications including high blood pressure and heart disease. Good sleep hygiene habits promote relaxation and can reduce stress levels through improved sleep.
Fat buster - The hormones responsible for hunger and appetite regulation are also dependent on sleep. Whilst weight will not magically disappear overnight, regularly achieveing the 7 - 8 hours' per night sleep target maintains hormone balance, making healthy food choices easier.
Beauty treatment - Yes - beauty sleep is a thing! Nature's own spa treatment, a good night's sleep will not only make you feel good, it will leave you looking good. Overnight, sleep boosts your collagen levels, plumping and rejuvenating your cells, reducing lines and wrinkles and leaving your skin soft and smooth.
Brain booster - Deep sleep offers the brain a chance to process the consolidate the events of the day, 'filing' them for easy recall at a later date. A well-rested brain will be attentive and sharply focussed making for a more productive and effective day.
Mood enhancer - A good night's sleep leaves you feeling refreshed and invigorated, ready to face the day with a smile. That's why, at MiniJumbuk we are snuggling down in a cloud of our favourite wool bedding to celebrate World Sleep Day. Goodnight!!