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10 Legitimate Reasons To Sleep Through The Snooze Button

Why Humans Must Overthrow Their 24/7 Operating Hours

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Intro

Intro

Kids. School. Work. Studying. Relationships. Friends. Family. It’s a 24/7 endeavor. Sleep? Ne’er heard of it.

It’s a commonly hummed tune among adults. According to WebMD, the world’s most trusted digital doctor, 20 percent of Americans report that they get less than six hours of sleep on average. This means that 1/5 of the country is operating their vehicles and conducting business in such a fatigued state, that they may as well be a drunk person. It’s time to fall asleep and smell the coffee, people. If the desire for sleep itself is not one of the many natural sleeping aids that comes to mind, the following 10 reasons to sleep more will be:

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Sleep deprivation causes a decrease in motivation

Sleep deprivation causes a decrease in motivation

If you can’t sleep because you feel you have to be “motivated” and get things done, you are hindering the ability of your mind and body to motivate you. Catch 22, isn’t it?

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Sleep debt mercilessly accumulates

Sleep debt mercilessly accumulates

Missing only a half hour of sleep every night will rack up a mind-bending 182.5 hours per year. If you added it all up in one stint, you would be like Peter Tripp, the radio show host from the 50s who went insane after staying up for eight days.

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Your sex life will be better if well-rested

Your sex life will be better if well-rested

According to a poll administered by the National Sleep Foundation, 26 percent of people believe their sexual activity suffers because they’re simply too tired.

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Sleep keeps your heart healthy

Sleep keeps your heart healthy

Thinking about skipping out on an early night to head to the gym for some cardio? Bad idea. Your heart needs sleep more than it needs the stench of a tepid and sweaty gym, thankfully.

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Sleep reduces sickness

Sleep reduces sickness

Not just sicknesses of a specific breed, but most of them in general. If you can’t sleep, finding a way to do so would be beneficial in avoiding the awkward situations colds and flus can cause; like coughing profusely in the middle of a sentence.

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Sleeping burns calories

Sleeping burns calories

According to a study done by Hendrix College, an extra two hours of sleep burns almost 300 calories. Natural sleeping aids are great, but you can’t beat natural exercise aids!

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You will be a better worker

You will be a better worker

Sometimes people can’t sleep because they’re worried about work. Ironically, sleeping for 26 minutes can increase job performance by 34 percent according to Sara Mednick, research scientist at the University of California at San Diego.

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Sleep increases decision-making capability

Sleep increases decision-making capability

Several studies have suggested that sleep impairs decision-making. More specifically, the ability to estimate the odds of favorable outcomes prior to an action is reduced while sleep deprived.

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Sleep emboldens your beauty

Sleep emboldens your beauty

Sleeping well increases skin health and vitality, reducing wrinkles and other skin problems.

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Just admit it, sleep feels incredible

Just admit it, sleep feels incredible

This goes without saying, but it’s perplexing why people refrain from engaging in sleep so much when it happens to be one of the most thoroughly enjoyable things of all time. Do not forego this indulgence.

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Author Bio

Author Bio

James O’Connor is a writer at Fusion 360, ad advertising agency in Utah. He writes content for many clients including Sleep Genius.

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