Now in summer, skipping sleep to stay a couple of hours longer at that family or friends’ gathering is quite normal, but sooner or later we have to get back to our daily rhythm and it is quite noticeable when it is time to go to sleep that we often fail to fall asleep because we have changed our habits a little.
But it is not only the amount of time we spend sleeping that is important, but also the quality of our sleep.
Sleep is divided into stages, and if it is interrupted or shortened, we may not have gone through all the stages of sleep, resulting in tiredness and even feeling unwell the next day.
As well as being a pleasure to sleep, it has a number of positive effects on our bodies:
– Increases creativity: once our brain is rested and hormone production is balanced, memory starts working perfectly. This makes our imagination more powerful and we become more creative.
– Better health: our immune system uses sleep time to regenerate itself, which helps it to fight toxins and germs effectively.
– Improves memory: sleep strengthens neuronal connections. During REM sleep (the phase of sleep that represents 25% of the floor cycle and occurs for the first time between 70 and 90 minutes after falling asleep, it is estimated that it is involved in the process of storing memories and learning, as well as balancing mood), the hippocampus is restored, changing short-term memory into long-term memory.
– Protects the heart: according to studies, people who suffer from insomnia are three times more likely to suffer from heart failure than those who get the right amount of sleep, as insomnia increases blood levels of stress hormones, thus increasing blood pressure and heart rate.
– Reduces depression: when we sleep our body relaxes and this helps the production of melatonin and serotonin. These hormones have the function of counteracting the effects of stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) and help us to be happier and feel emotionally better about ourselves.
Did you know that…
Our Sandía Fashion is the best ally to fall asleep, through its rind, as it possesses serotonin, a substance that not only counteracts the effects of stress hormones, but also lulls us to sleep. The polysaccharide carbohydrates contained in the rind are responsible for the release of this substance.
So eat watermelon whether it’s for a better sleep, more creativity or just a craving for a snack!