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Emily Veith
Mental Health

It’s a Myth! Sleep is not for the weak!

With classes starting and schedules filling up, it is essential to realize how important sleep really is. Sleep is the time for your body to get a reset. If you are cutting your body short of getting it’s reset time, you will definitely notice the consequences. Not getting enough sleep can be the source of several problems you are experiencing. Many people fail to realize how big of a role sleep truly plays in your day to day life. 

Lack of sleep leads to poor eating habits and is simply not good for your overall health. If you are working out consistently and eating healthy but still not seeing the results you would like to, it may be due to your sleep schedule. All of those things go hand in hand when it comes to your health. People who sleep less tend to have a larger appetite often leading to overeating. A lack of sleep also leads to lower performance in your workout. Poor sleeping habits also largely affects your mood and the way you interact with others. Studies from the Healthline show poor sleep affects your ability to recognize important social cues and process emotional information. 

Although classes are online this semester, it is still extremely necessary to stick to a schedule and ensure you are getting an adequate amount of sleep. Waking up tired leads to a low focus level during classes which will make it harder to catch up on the course material. Sleep is important for several areas of your life. Listen to your body and consider going to sleep an hour earlier, your body will thank you! People used to say it all the time, I’m sure you’ve heard it before, “sleep is for the weak”. Whoever said that lied to you. Sleep is for the strong-minded people who want to take care of their bodies and mental state, you’ll see! 

 

Kendall Lanier is a Freshman broadcast journalism major from Kansas City, MO.
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