A good night’s sleep is extremely important for your health. It’s as important as exercising or eating healthy.
Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes beyond simply boosting your mood or erasing dark circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and can benefit your heart, body, weight and mind.
Sleep, a mood booster
While you sleep, your brain processes your emotions, so it needs sleep to react properly. Not getting enough sleep at night tends to generate more negative than positive emotional reactions.
A good sleep for more concentration and creativity
Sleep is important for brain function, productivity, cognition, concentration, and performance. According to a recent study of medical interns:
“Trainers on a traditional schedule with extended work hours of more than 24 hours had 36% more serious medical errors than trainees whose schedule allowed more sleep. »
Other case studies emphasize the negative effects of sleep deprivation on certain aspects of brain function to the same degree as alcohol intoxication.
Good sleep for a longer life
Little sleep is associated with a shorter lifespan, although it’s unclear whether this is a cause or an effect (some illnesses can also affect sleep patterns).
So to speak, good sleep is correlated with a long life.
Lack of sleep and depression
Mental health issues (such as depression) are strongly linked to sleep disturbances. It is estimated that 90% of depressed people complain about it.
Good Sleep, Fewer Calories
It is also proven! According to the results of several studies: sleep deprived people have a greater appetite and tend to consume more calories.
Our tips for better sleep
Improving your quality of sleep is a daily exercise. Here is some essential reflexes to put in place:
- The sleep routine : Help your body establish a healthy sleep routine by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day.
- 7 to 8 hours of sleep, ideal for health: “If you’re getting enough sleep and you’re feeling good, keep it up,” advises Max Hirshkowitz, Harvard sleep physician and NSF president. Although 8 hours of sleep is recommended, some people may need it more or less.
- Avoid the “Black mirror”… : The computer, the telephone and the television can disturb your sleep. Your mind should associate sleeping in bed with not using your phone in bed. Therefore, avoid lying in bed while you are awake.
- Relax: Taking the time to relax before sleeping will have a positive impact on the quality of your sleep. Above all, don’t try to think about tomorrow or to solve your “biggest” problems.
- Avoid micro-naps : Sleeping during the day will make it harder for you to fall asleep at night. If a nap is really necessary, try to limit the duration to 30 minutes and make sure you stay up at least 4 hours before bedtime.
- Beware of sneaky food in the evening : Greasy or spicy foods can give you a headache and make you smeared. Added sugar in ice cream can also prevent you from joining the arms of Morpheus! Nutritionists speak in particular of: cheese, dark chocolate, Matcha-based snacks and foods, Cold cuts and processed meats, Hamburgers, etc.
- Your nest must be cozy : Your room must have the right temperature, calm and dark. Make sure you have comfortable bedding and try to keep stressors out of your bedroom.
- Caffeine, cigarettes, alcohol… don’t mix : These substances have profound effects on your physical and mental health. Although alcohol can make you sleepy at first, it tends to disrupt your sleep cycle, leading to poorer quality sleep. Caffeine and nicotine are stimulants that can also keep you up at night.
- Avoid sleeping pills : These hypnotics should only be prescribed by a trusted doctor, with perfect knowledge of the reasons for insomnia, and after a rigorous diagnosis. The use of sleeping pills must be closely monitored to avoid any risk of addiction.
The HEYME wellness package
With the Wellness Pack, HEYME gives you a boost to help you take care of yourself!
Because sport, alternative medicine, nutrition, dietetics, psychological listening and prevention are essential for well-being, HEYME takes care of you physically and mentally by reimbursing you €150 of packages for only €4.5 /month.
A key player in health and well-being among young people, HEYME reimburses your sporting activity up to a maximum of €30/year for membership of:
- A sports club
- A sports association
- A gym
- A sporting event
Alternative medicine package
Because the health and well-being of young people are among its priorities, HEYME offers an alternative medicine package for a consultation in osteopathy, sophrology, acupuncture, kinesiology, therapeutic hypnosis, chiropractic or etiopathy and a psychological consultation package for €40/year, limited to 2 consultations of €20/year each.
Health and well-being prevention package up to €80 per year
Aware that the daily life of young people goes far beyond medical appointments, HEYME offers you the health and well-being prevention package up to 80€/year. This package includes:
- the package helps to quit smoking: nicotine substitute, patch, gum, lozenge up to €30/year;
- the parapharmacy body care package: massage oil, clay, tape, strapping… up to €20/year;
- the dietary and nutritional package, innovative coaching with OVIVA: 1 teleconsultation and 2 weeks of ultra-personalized follow-up up to €30/year.
Your well-being with the health pack at only €4.5/month!
👉 HEYME wellness package