Opinion: Why You Should Sleep: The benefits of good sleep


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If someone took a look at my attendance records, they would see that I am not a fan of waking up early. However, this past week I have been prioritizing my sleep and I feel so much better. I know going to bed early can be annoying, but it is truly amazing how good you feel after a full seven or eight hours of sleep. To many people, a full night’s sleep doesn’t seem very important, however, it plays a big role in many aspects of life. Sleeping well improves your mental health, physical health, and so much more.

Ever since I started getting my seven to eight hours every night, I noticed that I’m more focused in school, in the gym, and at work. Every morning, I start my day around 5:30 and go to the gym. At the gym, I work out for about an hour, then I go home, take a shower, and make breakfast. Once I eat, I get ready and then relax for about ten minutes before I leave for school. School can be mentally draining for me, and this routine has helped me so much. Having this time in the morning is so peaceful for me and is now a very important part of my day. It gives me time to clear my mind and put myself first. 

Life can get very busy with work and school, and sometimes it is hard to remember to put yourself first. Getting a full night of sleep and having an early morning to yourself can assure that you get the care you need. 

With exams coming up, you must rest and take care of your mind and body so you can perform well on your exams. Sleeping well improves your brain function and stress levels. I’m not saying all of your worries will disappear if you get a full night of sleep, but I am saying that it can help you process your problems a little better. 

With all of that being said, I really think you should consider putting your phone down and going to sleep. I promise you will feel 1000% better.