Published June 16, 2022, 6:17 a.m. by None
Consistent sleep patterns are good for your heart. On the
contrary, an irregular sleep routine can be unhealthy for your heart. Irregular
sleep patterns are bad for your health. If you fall asleep early one night and
go to bed at 3:00 a.m. the next night, only to fall asleep again the night
after, you’re putting yourself at a higher risk of heart attack and heart
disease. The benefits of having a regular sleep scheduleEmotional stability Sleep deprivation leads to irritation and an unhappy mood. Research suggests there is a connection between circadian rhythm disruption and mood disorders. This can be seen in situations where jet lag, shift work, or being exposed to artificial light at night disrupts the biological clock. Productivity and concentration Being well-rested helps you concentrate and positively affects your learning and memory. Not getting enough sleep affects short-term memory, alertness, and your ability to focus. It is a well-known fact that fatigue is a common cause of the human error. Routine can also help with motivation and can increase productivity by making it easier to get your tasks done. Immunity A consistent sleep schedule has a direct effect on your immune system and sleep might help your body conserve the resources it uses for its immune response. Digestion and regularity Your circadian rhythm keeps your metabolism and digestion in check. Your thyroid gland and hormones function properly and trigger enzymes and hunger when they should. Healthy digestion promotes regularity, as does eating meals at the same time every day. Better sleep If you go to sleep at the same time every day, it will be easier to fall asleep and stay asleep because your brain will release melatonin at the same time every day.Tips for helping maintain a consistent sleep schedule: Exercise regularly but not right before bed. Do not nap close to your bedtime. Avoid caffeine before bed. Create a calming bedtime routine. Eat and drink enough but not too much before bed. Make sure your bedroom is comfortable. Do not watch the clock when you have a hard time falling asleep. Make sure to get 6-8 hours of sleep every night.