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The Importance of Sleep

We all know that sleep is important. Heck, the average human spends roughly a third of their life asleep! With our bodies built to require so much rest, it’s no wonder sleep has such a profound impact on our health. In fact, studies have shown it is equally as important as a healthy diet and regular exercise, each of the factors playing a role in keeping us healthy. Despite this information, our fast-paced society and lifestyles often lead to sleep being pushed to the backburner. Unfortunately, this can have a lasting effect on our health and specifically, our immunity.

How much sleep is recommended? It depends on your age!

  • An optimal amount of sleep on average for adults is seven to eight hours of good sleep per night.
  • For teenagers, nine to ten hours of quality sleep is recommended.
  • School-aged children need at least 10 hours of sleep to adequately support a strong immune system.

Sleep is more important than ever right now. According to Eric J. Olson, M.D. at the Mayo Clinic, “studies show that people who don’t get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus, such as the common cold virus.  Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick.” 

For more details on staying healthy and getting enough sleep, check out this article from So Good So You. Their secret to a good night’s sleep is a probiotic shot called: the Sleep shot, powered by California Poppy, lavender, and butterfly pea flower powder. Drift off to sleep with a Sleep shot, and get on your way to a good night’s immune-boosting sleep while also showing your gut some love. You can find the Sleep Shot along with other So Good So You products at your local Bashas’ (in the produce section!).