Well Being

17 Reasons All College Students Should Be Getting Their Beauty Rest

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At the risk of sounding like your mom, have you been getting enough rest? Everyone knows that nothing feels better than getting your recommended 7 – 9 hours of sleep, so why is it that almost no one gets nearly enough?
We get it, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything and the benefits of sleep get sacrificed. Especially if you’re in college, sleep tends to take the backburner to make time for partying (and occasional studying). Unfortunately, the need for sleep is even more intense when you’re in college.
Your body and mind are still developing, which means you actually should be sleeping around 9-10 hours to accommodate all the important changes your body is going through. It’s easy to get caught up in pulling all-nighters, but trust us — it will definitely catch up with you. In addition to the obvious exhaustion and sluggishness you’ll feel, not getting enough sleep can have countless other negative effects on your overall health. If you’ve been feeling off your game lately, you may just need to get some more shut-eye.
Not convinced? Here are 16 reasons why getting enough sleep is the absolute best thing for your health, better than all those detoxes and health fads combined!

1. Sleep helps you maintain a healthy weight


Can’t stop snacking? You may not be getting enough sleep. If you find that your appetite is unusually-ravenous, it might be your body’s way of trying to stay fueled and energized. Overexhaustion forces your body to get energy from other places. This is because not receiving the benefits of sleep triggers your brain to release chemicals that signal hunger, making it way harder to control your appetite. Plus, not getting enough sleep will make it way harder to exercise and engage in physical activity. Getting a full night of sleep makes it much easier to maintain an active lifestyle and healthy diet.