7 sleep benefits (or 7 good reasons to take care of your rest!)

Discover the Little Sleep Wellness Guide, with useful advice to improve good sleep and good rest well-being. The guide explores different aspects of sleep, having a look at sleep and modern life elements, advice for sleeping better and fighting insomnia and an evaluation of sleep needs.

A "good sleep" is not only a matter of "quantity": in fact, it is also important to focus on our sleeping hours quality, another essential element of good sleep that we tend to ignore because of our habits and lifestyle. Here there are some simple tips to improve the quality of our sleep and enjoy a regenerating rest every night, both physically and psychologically:

Regeneration 
Sleeping is the essential daily activity that allow to "recover", physically and psychologically, the energies spent during the day, because it is during the deepest phases of the sleep that our body and mind can regenerate and reinforce.

Growth 
Have you ever wondered why kids need so many hours of sleep? Because most of growth processes develop during sleep. The body grows and strengthens, the immune system develops and the nervous one ripens.

Memory 
Sleeping is the essential daily activity that allow to "recover" physically and psychologically the energies spent during the day, because it is during the deepest phases of the sleep that our body and mind can regenerate and reinforce. During the deep sleep phases the brain is responsible for consolidating and stocking everything we have learned during waking. Every new day is for everyone a source of news and information thanks to the things that we learn and discover by ourselves or from the others. During the sleep our brain, in a process called "consolidation", "rejects" secondary information and it is responsible for fixing and recording the most important information, integrating them with things we already know.

Quality and durability of life 
According to the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM), sleep is "the best medicine in nature". It influences our immune, hormonal and neurovegetative systems, as well as normalizes our blood pressure, supports the cardiovascular system, and restores the normal values of our neurotransmitters, all factors that are essentials for our longevity!

Ideal weight 
A regular and healthy rest helps to maintain monitored our weight, because sleep is strongly connected to our metabolism. A Chicago and Brussels University research has shown that the quantity of hours of sleep influences the production of the hormones which regulate the sense of hunger!

Stress 
Thanks to sleep, our mind can relieve many of the tensions accumulated during waking hours and can reduce stress levels. Sleep also proves to be a natural remedy for overcoming traumatic events.

Psychic balance 
Sleeping is a moment of encounter between our rational and irrational part, essential to maintain the balance of the psyche! From the psychological and spiritual point of view, sleeping is also a moment of communion with ourselves, the moment when the conscious and unconscious part of human beings meet and express themselves through dreams, images, and archetypes.

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