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Why Getting Enough Sleep is Important with Coach Barry Fleming

Everyone knows that sleep is important for healthy living. But, how much do you really know about the importance of sleep? In this blog post, we’ll cover all aspects of why it’s so crucial to get enough sleep every night. 

Research has proven that people who are chronically sleeping deprived experience mood swings, weight gain, and decreased productivity. It can also result in other health issues such as diabetes and heart disease. It has been shown that if we lose an hour of sleep, the risk of having a heart attack increases by up to 27 %, but drops to 23 % if we add another hour of sleep.

According to Coach Barry, the more you move, the more you break down more cells and it requires more recovery. The more recovery your body needs, the higher the demand for sleep. Moreover, sleep is divided into two sections, the different stages of sleep are the key to understanding how each type affects your health. Non-Rapid Eye Movement sleep is all about restoring and rebuilding your immune system, muscles, heart rate, blood pressure, energy levels – basically everything that’s important for keeping you alive! Rapid Eye Movement sleep on the other hand is where your cognitive development happens. So if you don’t get enough REM sleep or have a disrupted schedule it can actually affect both physical and mental well-being.
Most people are aware of the benefits of sleep—lower stress levels, better moods, increased productivity—but they still find reasons to cut back on their nightly hours or adopt habits that keep them awake. Getting enough sleep is one way to take care of yourself so that you can live with more energy today and be able to enjoy a better quality of life tomorrow.

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