Why you need sleep

After a good weeks work all I want to do when I get home is sit and relax in front of the television. Sometimes I sit and watch television until almost 2am and while the next day I feel fine, the combination of this with work and the stress of life today can have some adverse effects on your body.

While searching the web I found some information about sleep loss and what it does to your body. Rob Stein from the Washington Post writes, "Beyond leaving people bleary-eyed, clutching a Starbucks cup and dozing off at afternoon meetings, failing to get enough sleep or sleeping at odd hours heightens the risk for a variety of major illnesses, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity, recent studies indicate." (Article Link)

This is quite alarming as not having enough sleep can prove to pose serious health risks. I decided to test this out by sleeping a total of six hours in a seventy four period while playing computer games and I can personally say that by the end of the seventy four hours, I almost collapsed out of exhaustion. I was starting to feel dizzy and sick so I slept for around sixteen hours that following day and never again while I ever do it again on purpose.

Make sure you take the time to get a good eight hours a night and treat your body well. Part of developing yourself and being the best you can be is to keep yourself healthy and get some good sleep.


Post a Comment



My photo
Self help and development enthusiast. My name is Chris and I live in Queensland, Australia. Hope I can help you out! :D

Newsletter Signup!

Click to signup! You may need to enable pop ups on this site for the form to work properly.

Self Development Store

If you would like to browse and purchase any resources you can now do so from our store, available below or in the menu bar on each page. The store is in collaboration with Amazon so your saving on products and still getting great service!

Self Development Store

Support Us

If you really enjoyed an article on this blog, please keep us online!

Follow Us