Dr. Mark Swaim – Reasons to Get More Sleep

My physician Dr. Mark Swaim has been a great help to me over the last few years for a number of reasons but the key benefit which I have found in going to see him is that he has almost entirely helped me to cure my insomnia. For so many years I slept terribly and the impact of that could be felt every single day. Thanks to the help, guidance and support which Mark has provided me with I have been able to get over my insomnia and reap the benefits of getting great night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can be attributed to so many other issues and here is why you should be focusing on making sure that you are getting a great night of sleep.

Energy Levels

Do you ever feel that your energy levels dip once you start getting towards the mid-afternoon? If so then much of this comes down to a lack of sleep that you are getting. When you don’t get high quality sleep or you don’t get enough sleep in terms of hours, your body does not get the time to rest and recover in the way that it should. The result of this is that you simply won’t have the levels of energy that you need to keep you going throughout the day.

Cognitive Performance

It is not just your physical performance which will be an issue if you don’t get a good night’s sleep but also your mental and cognitive performance. This is why we can often feel slightly hazy or discombobulated during the day, because our brains have not had the rest and the time to process which they need. This is why you are likely to find difficulties in terms of concentration and focus, and why organization skills will be very hard to find. After just a couple of days of getting high quality sleep you will find that you become mentally sharper and that your ability to concentrate will be significantly improved.

Weight Loss

If you are trying to lose weight and not having much success then a lot of this could come down to the fact that you are not getting enough sleep. When you are in a deep sleep this is when the cells and the systems in your body reset and repair, in order to continue burning fat and repairing muscles throughout the night you must ensure that you are getting high quality sleep every night. This is not to say that if you sleep a lot that you will magically lose weight, it has to be combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Finally mood is an important thing to consider and if you are feeling short tempered or like you do not have much patience then that can also be easily attributed to the fact that you are not sleeping well enough. Sleep is what helps the body to get balance and without that balance we can be come far more erratic.

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