A lot of people see going to bed early as being lame. Well I am here to tell you it isn't! Getting 7-9 hours of shut eye can help you live a happier and fitter life.
Here are six reasons why you should take your booty to sleep.
You will be less hungry
When you don't sleep enough, leptin (your appetite controlling hormone) decreases while levels of the appetite-boosting hormone ghrelin rise.
You will recover faster
A good nights sleeps promotes growth hormones, which allows you to regenerate more cells and muscle growth.
You will boost fat loss
Sleeping too little has been linked to an increase in the stress hormone cortisol, which may impact insulin resistance. (A risk factor for obesity and diabetes)
You will enhance performance
Studies show athletes who experience sleep loss report a reduce in sports specific performance.
You will have less colds
Being sleep deprived is associated with immune system depression. Having less sleep may make you more susceptible to the common cold.
That is right. You have read correctly. Studies have shown women who went to bed earlier were more likely to be in the mood for sex the following day than women who were sleep deprived.