6 Reasons Why You Need More Sleep

6 Reasons Why You Need More Sleep

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Scientifically reviewed by: Michael A. Smith, MD

Getting Enough Sleep?

If your answer is, “Dream on!” then you’re not alone. Between busy schedules and the allure of all-night Netflix binging, shut-eye often gets the shaft. If you don’t snooze, however, you may indeed lose. That’s because regular, restful sleep can benefit:


  1. Your Mood

  2. A solid 7-8 hours of sleep allows your brain time to process your emotions.

  3. Your Heart

  4. Your blood pressure drops when you sleep, giving your heart a much-needed rest. The less sleep you get, the longer your blood pressure stays elevated

  5. Your Immune System

  6. The immune cells of a well-rested body are better equipped to present a healthy response when faced with immune challenges.

  7. Your Muscles

  8. Tackle one task at a time; multitasking is over-rated! It’ll allow you to accomplish your work more efficiently and with less time-consuming errors.

  9. Your Diet

  10. It’s easier to say “no” to sweets when you’re saying “yes” to a healthy sleep regime. When you’re not getting enough restorative rest, you’re more likely to be swayed by the hormones that control your appetite.

  11. Your Brain

  12. A well-rested brain is better at learning and remembering than one that needs a break. It’s simply harder to think clearly when you’re tired.


Getting those ZZZs might not be as exciting as watching “Mindhunter” episodes past midnight, but it’s the key to a healthier you. So choose a regular bedtime, limit your evening caffeine intake and power off those screens. And be sure to take our Sleep Supplement Quiz to find out how to best support your sleep habits.


Sweet Dreams!