Make sleep your priority and live healthier.
At Jensen, we have made it our purpose to help you wake up completely rested – every day. And we are in good company. The World Sleep Society is a global initiative of sleep experts in over 70 countries raising awareness for the importance of sleep health.
World Sleep Day 2023.
The World Sleep Day is one of their most prominent activities. It is celebrated on March 17th, and this year the theme is the importance of sleep for physical, mental and social well-being. So how does sleep affect each of these aspects of your health? Let’s find out.
How sleep improves your physical health:
1. Restoration and repair – during sleep is when your body repairs and restores tissues, such as muscles and bones.
2. Immune system function – sleep is essential for your immune system as it allows your body to produce the necessary antibodies to help fight infections and diseases.
3. Cardiovascular health – chronic sleep deprivation is associated with an increased risk of hypertension, heart disease and stroke. During sleep, your body is able to regulate blood pressure and reduce inflammation, which can help protect against these conditions.
How sleep improves your mental health:
1. Mood regulation – lack of sleep can contribute to negative mood states, such as irritability, anxiety and depression.
2. Cognitive function – sleep is important for your ability to focus, memorize and make decisions.
3. Stress reduction – sleep helps regulate the body’s stress response by reducing cortisol levels and promoting relaxation.
How sleep improves your social well-being:
1. Social interactions – sleep improves social interactions by reducing fatigue and increasing social engagement.
2. Communication skills – adequate sleep improves speech fluency, listening skills and facial expression recognition.
3. Work performance – quality sleep improves your productivity, as well as your ability to collaborate with others and maintain positive relationships with colleagues.