Nothing can replace several hours of high-quality sleep.

If you didn’t get enough sleep for days or even months, it is highly likely that you woke up with a headache, feeling crankier than ever and less motivated to work or even socialize.

It’s not a big deal if you mess with your sleep schedule once in a few months, because it won’t affect your cognitive abilities drastically. However, if you replace your optimal 7 or 8-hour sleep regimen for only 3 or 4 hours, you won’t be able to function properly.

After 24 hours without sleep, an average person starts noticing changes in coordination, memory and even vision and hearing. Keep reading to find out why getting a good night’s rest is important for your body, mind, and soul.

Higher Productivity

If you don’t sleep much or wake up often during the night, the next day you won’t have enough energy or motivation to deal with everyday chores, let alone be productive at work. Therefore, avoid going to bed late or sleeping in, but focus on completing your daily tasks during the day, so you can go to sleep peacefully knowing that you’ve fulfilled all your responsibilities.

This way, you will be more productive to face challenges and overcome daily life obstacles. Being productive means better results at work, which also leads to happier and more content life.

Emotionally Ready

Your soul will be well taken care of if you don’t let anything disrupt your sleep schedule. Furthermore, try to practice mindfulness before you go to bed. When your mind is at ease, you will be able to get more sleep and you won’t have sleep fragmentation issues.

Lack of sleep doesn’t only affect your body, but it raises your stress levels and makes you more restless. If you are a restless sleeper, that doesn’t count as high-quality sleep.

The Glow

When someone establishes a healthy sleep pattern, you can see it on their face. Maybe they won’t look younger per se, but the glow in their eyes says that they are well-rested. Furthermore, a silk pillowcase minimizes the chances of getting wrinkles or fine lines around your mouth, eyes, neck, and cleavage.

Also, people who get high-quality sleep regularly tend to age slower. For a better effect than usual, start off your day with a face massage, which stimulates muscles and lifts your face. Rice water is great for tightening your skin and helping it achieve a glowy effect.

Health Benefits

Not only is sleep beneficial to your appearance, but it also has numerous benefits on your immune system. By getting enough sleep, you strengthen your immunity and make it less prone to falling ill. You need energy if you want to fight off viruses and protect your body. It is also important to mention the effects sleep has on your mental health.

The first sign of depression or anxiety is actually, an inability to fall asleep. Pay attention to the changes you notice in your sleep pattern.

Poor sleepers are more likely to gain weight because they have an increased appetite and tend to eat more food. When your sleep hygiene is poor, it is inevitable that you will start eating more to make up for the energy you lose when you don’t sleep. To put it bluntly, irregular sleep pattern affects hormones, and hormonal imbalance affects your appetite hormones.



Feeling Fresh

You know the feeling when you’re ready to take on the world – this is exactly what happens when you rest your body. Take care of your body and it will take care of you.

According to the experts at Ecosa, staying comfortable during the night is a sure way to feel energized and fresh for the new workday. If you combine healthy eating habits, staying hydrated and working out from time to time, it will be easier for you to fall asleep, and sleep peacefully throughout the entire night.

Cognitive Ability Booster

When you slept well and drank that first coffee in the morning, of course, you’re going to feel more optimistic and energized for the upcoming day. Not only that but your ability to solve problems, come up with a solution and ultimately make smarter decisions will increase.

This is useful not only at work but also in everyday life. High-quality sleep will make you more alert and help you think clearly in some stressful situations. Even when you are asleep, your mind is working around the clock. When you learn or memorize during the day, and go to sleep, your brain consolidates the knowledge in your sleep, without you even knowing it.

Better Social Life

When you are grumpy or cranky, it is because you can’t get yourself to sleep like a baby. It affects your relationships with other people, because you lash out at them, and this can eventually ruin a friendship. All in all, you have to take care of yourself to be good to others and to be there for them.

You will be more patient to listen to their problems and actively work on solving them, instead of being an irritable passive listener. Your friends need support and care, and if you are constantly nervous, that is going to take a toll on your relationships.



Sleep is an integral part of our lives, whether we like it or not. It is a factor that can drastically improve the quality of your life. Sleep deficiency can affect your health, skin, relationships, and life in general. First and foremost, create a sleep schedule and stick to it. If you also worry about your appearance, use some natural products for better skin texture and glow.

What is your biggest problem when it comes to sleep? Did you manage to solve it? Tell us all about your experience in the comment section below.

Valerie Soleil, B.A., LL.B.

Copyright © 2014-2020 Life Advancer. All rights reserved. For permission to reprint, contact us.

Sign up to our list of over 10,000 subscribers and get life-advancing updates to your inbox!

*We respect your privacy and promise we will never spam you with unwanted emails.