1. Healthy Immune System – Lack of sleep can increase your likeliness to catch a virus and affect how quickly you recover from an illness. Stay healthy through the flu season by making sure to get a full 8 hours.

2. Improve Memory– A good nights sleep allows the brain to retain and process memories and skills we learned throughout the day. Healthy sleep improves mental clarity, alertness, and helps to strengthen memories.

3. Soothe Inflammation– Poor sleep,either too few or too many hours, can lead to inflammation, caused by immune system suppression.

4. Improve Skin Health – Beauty sleep is real, a good nights rest can improve cell restoration causing less wrinkles, and less blemish.

5. Keeps you at a healthy weight– Sleeping for less than 8 hours a night can lead to increased appetite and hunger, causing one to turn to calorie dense foods to stay awake.

6. Reduces Stress– While stress can make getting a good nights sleep difficult, it is a wonderful way to manage stress. Stress and poor sleep increases cortisol which raises alertness and blood pressure. Healthy sleep can regulate cortisol and help with problem solving and mental clarity, in turn reducing stress.

7. Boosts Mood– Poor sleep puts one at risk for emotional difficulties or depression, because lack of sleep does not allow the mind to properly process negative emotions.