50 Shades of Sleep: How Lack of sleep Can Effect Your Body

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We live in an age where we’re all thirsting for constant information, change, and time. Even I can say that I’ve been guilty of sacrificing sleep to stay competitive in the rat race or to meet a late night deadline. While those sleepless nights may not effect us short term, the long term effects of not getting much needed rest can take a serious toll on our bodies. In an effort to make a vow to rest more and show you all ways to get better rested I wanted to let you know about what I like to call the “50 Shades of Sleep” and shed light on how lack of sleep can effect your body and health.

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1. Sleep Is When Our Bodies Recover

Studies show that as we sleep our body is taking that time to recover and regain energy. That is why it’s recommend for us to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night. One way to do that is keeping up with a routine that promotes a proper sleep pattern.

2. Ladies, It’s TRUE… We Need More Sleep Than Men!

Okay, all ladies believe they’re the queens of multi-tasking lol. Because of this we tend to use more of our brain to function during the day…. which of course means we need more sleep! Definitely have to thank Duke University for confirming these lovely findings.

3. The More You Sleep, The More You Improve Memory Function.

I have to say, I’m sure this might be a major issue for me. While I do have an actual medical issue concerning my memory, I’m quite sure that if I could just sleep a bit more I’d remember more during the day. Studies have shown that you can improve your memory simply by sleeping longer hours throughout the night. With the increased sleep the brain will be able to retain more information throughout the day and become more creative by having at least seven hours of sleep each night.

4. Dark Circles, Ahhhhh! Not Sexy, We Know!

Yep, ladies if the idea of multi-tasking and terrible memory wasn’t enough to get you going… do you REALLY want dark circles under your eyes? Nobody looks fabulous walking around looking like a drunken raccoon. We know it’s easier said than done, but trying to get seven hours of uninterrupted sleep will really help keep you looking refreshed.

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As a recovering insomniac, I’m super excited to take you all on my journey towards finding a better night of sleep. In December I received the BEST gift for my birthday, a NEW mattress. I can’t tell you how much I had been praying for this but it all came at the right time for me to do this better sleep series with you all. (In partnership with intelliBED, this post will contain affiliate links.) The first time I slept on my intelliBED mattress was supposed to be a quick 30 minute nap before my tv shows lol… all I know is I woke up about 3 hours later feeling like I had experienced some of the best sleep of my life. So far I’ve been able to get more and more sleep each and every night. Something else I love about the intelliBED mattress is that it’s non-toxic and hypoallergenic. This is super important to me as someone who deals with asthma and regular allergies. Through this better sleep series, I hope you’ll all find gems for helping you have more restful and fabulous nights. I plan to share more tips and even speak with a few experts on sleep, so please feel free to let us know if you have any questions to ask. In the mean time we would like to offer you a chance to try out the intelliBED Mattress with our own special 10% discount just for you! So if you’re ready for a better night of sleep grab your gift by clicking below.



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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of intelliBED. It includes affiliate links.


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