Importance of Sleep

Getting behind their goals and chasing their dreams, people nowadays have started giving less importance to sleep. Sleep plays an indispensable role in maintaining good health and well being in your life. Getting appropriate amount of sleep at correct times can help ensure better mental health, physical health, personal satisfaction and safety.

Even though many of us are aware of this fact, we do not get a considerable amount of sleep. In that case, the IT people are considered to be the foremost group who do not get sufficient amount of sleep. The harm of insufficient sleep can happen in an instant or harm you over time.

Many people are unaware of the benefits obtained from a quality sleep. There are numerous  benefits . It helps in both physical and mental health. It assists in proper and healthy functioning of the brain and emotional well being. Students who get enough amount of sleep, tend to be more concentration in class. A good night’s sleep can improve their learning process and problem-solving skills. It also helps them to pay attention and be creative.

Besides the benefits of the brain functions, it plays a major role in one’s physical health. It is directly linked in the healing process of your heart and blood vessels. It also adjusts the ghrelin and leptin hormones maintaining a balance between them. Having a sound sleep releases the hormones that are responsible for the growth in children and teens. This hormone released, helps in repairing of the damaged cells and tissues in children, teens and adults. The sleep also plays a vital role in puberty and fertility.

The amount of sleep needed for every individual vary, depending the factors like age, health conditions and so on. In general, adults require an average of seven hours of sound sleep. Older adults need about the same amount of sleep as younger adults.

On the deprive of sleep, there are many health hindrances faced. Some of them are:

  • Decreases concentration and productivity
  • Leads to weight gain
  • Greater risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Affects the metabolism and interactions
  • Increases depression
  • Makes one feel tired during the day

So, to conclude, getting a sound sleep is as important as eating healthy and exercising. It helps you function well throughout the day and aids in taking proper decisions in life.

Some people are not aware of the risks of sleep deficiency. Though it may not have immediate impact, it will for sure cause damage on the longer run!

Our Personal trainers at Ezfit, besides helping you in your physical health, will also assist enhancing your mental sector by scheduling a proper strategy based on your age, with a proper amount of sleep required for oneself to feel better. Nothing beats a good night’s rest.


Saravavan Nadarajan (Vanan)

Vanan, fitness expert and leader at EzFit Singapore, specializes in holistic training—home-based, boot camps, and corporate fitness—with over a decade of industry experience.