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3 Reasons You Need Good Sleep

We all know that sleep is important but to what extent can poor sleep affect your overall health?

1. Immune Function

With the Covid-19 pandemic we've come flu shots, social distancing and constant hand sanitation are all important but did you know that a lack of sleep (even minor loss) can also impair your immune system? (1)

2. Appetiteto understand just how important protecting our immune system is. Keeping up to date on 

Fluctuations in hormones caused by a lack of sleep have shown to increase appetite regulation (2). With less access to fitness centres, beaches and gyms, this can easily lead to a calorie surplus in individuals resulting in weight gain.

3. Productivity

Sleep plays an important role in brain function. Without adequate sleep we see impairment of cognitive performance and memory (3). Significant loss of sleep can lead to levels of cognitive impairment seen with alcohol consumption (4).

 Getting Quality Sleep

Good sleep is important to us at Peak Chocolate. It's the reason we developed Peak Rest as the perfect after dinner treat. Not only does it taste great but contains Chamomile, Zinc, Magnesium and L-Tryptophan to help you relax and unwind before bed (remember to eat 30 minutes before bed). Shop Peak Rest by clicking here.

 

References

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8621064

2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC535701/

3. https://n.neurology.org/content/64/7/E25

4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10984335