There is a saying in English- ‘Sleep over your problems’ which asks you to go to bed and wake up with a fresh mind to solve issues. There is a simple logic behind it. If you have had a frustrating day with many problems due tomorrow, you should opt for a good nap. Nothing refreshes the human mind as a good night's sleep.
With so many campaigns for good mental health, everyone must know about these basic facts. Optimal sleep can improve your cognitive abilities, concentration, and productivity. This is clinically proven. Other than that good sleep can keep a check on a variety of disorders including weight gain and blood pressure. It can also help to prevent a great number of psychological problems like depression. Sleep is also responsible for your immune system, something that has become extremely important during the corona pandemic. Sleep is as vital as regular exercise and eating a balanced diet for good health.
However, you shouldn’t overdo it. Sleep should be optimal. Sleeping for a lot of time also has negative effects on the body. The most immediate problems include inflammation, laziness, and lack of attention. On average children below five years of age should sleep for 10-13 hours, children above five years must have asleep for 8- 10 hours, teenagers should sleep for 8-10 hours, and 7-9 hours of sleep is a must for adults of all ages.
It is also important to have a good routine or sleeping pattern. This keeps your biological clock steady. Sleeping and rising at the same time is more than just a good habit. You can also add power naps which are a bonus. These naps are also proven to be helpful.
If anything, good sleep does put you in a better mood. People must make an effort to get enough sleep regularly.