SLEEP BETTER, IMPROVE YOURSELF
An essential part of the body’s natural processes, sleep allows the body and mind to reset and recharge, helping you feel fresh and alert when you awake. It is also crucial to the immune system and helps fight off diseases and retain a sense of wellness. Without sleep, the brain cannot function properly, and the body begins to feel listless, with a lack of energy.
Getting enough quality sleep is important for a variety of wellness reasons, including improving your memory, concentration and helping you retain energy levels so you can be more productive in your daily life. It improves your immune system, reducing the risk of illnesses and helps to regulate your body weight while reducing anxiety and other illnesses related to your nervous system.
SLEEP AS A TOOL FOR GROWTH
Failing to get enough quality sleep can have damaging consequences, with sleep loss and sleeping disorders shown to be associated with a range of health issues, including increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack, and stroke.
In addition, sleep deprivation can amplify mood issues you already have, including anger, depression, and anxiety. This can lead to confusion, fatigue, and lack of vigor. Just one sleepless night can have a noticeable effect on all of these.
Another issue frequently connected to sleeping issues is anxiety. Excessive worry and fear make it more difficult to fall asleep even when you are extremely tired, and the lack of sleep makes such anxiety worse, which can leave you in a viscous circle of insomnia and anxiety.
TIPS TO HELP YOU SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT
- Don't use tobacco ...
- Go outdoors for at least 15 minutes each day to set your internal clock.
- Get regular exercise ...
- Stick to a sleep schedule ...
- Don't nap, especially later in the day.
- Follow a relaxing bedtime routine ...
- Shut off electronic screens before you prepare for sleep.
IMPORTANCE OF GOOD SLEEP
Your sleep is regulated by Melatonin, which is released from the pineal gland, with levels rising at night to make you feel sleepy. Once asleep, other hormones flood the body, including growth hormones released by the pituitary gland, which help the body grow and heal itself.