longevity

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP

THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP

Sleep is essential to health and well-being, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Despite that,  millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep or lack of quality sleep.
Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life.
Sleep is involved in:
  • the healing and repair of your heart and blood vesselsImage result for sleep
  • helping maintain a healthy balance of the hormones
  • supporting healthy growth and development
  • rejuvenating your immune system
Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, obesity and increased risk in fighting common infections.
Tips to Help You Get Your ZZZ’s
  • Keep A Regular Sleep Schedule – set a regular bedtime and wake time
  •  Regulate Your Sleep-Wake Cycle – get light exposure as much as possible during the day and in the evening enjoy comfort dim lighting. This helps to naturally regulate your body’s melatonin levels.
  • Create Relaxing Bedtime Routines – turn on “night shift” on your devices and download the f.lux softwarehttps://justgetflux.com/ for your laptops and desktops to make the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.  Turn off all technology at least one hour before bed; have a hot bath; write down any to-do’s for the following day to help you relax; keep your bedroom cool; remove any distractions from the bedroom(t.v.’s, computers, devices etc.).
  • Avoid Caffeine & Alcohol before Bed –both interrupt your sleep quality. You may need to stop having caffeine and/or alcohol by 4pm if you’re chronically sleep deprived and/or suffer from insomnia.
  • Relaxation Techniques –try deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation,yoga stretches, qigong or tapping for sleep. All are good strategies to induce relaxation.
  • Make A Change – if you cannot sleep don’t lie there tossing and turning looking at the clock. Instead try a non stimulating activity like reading (with dim light),or try a light protein snack, make your goal to relax not sleep. Appreciate the comfort of your bed and allow your mind to focus inward on your breath or the sound of a fan or music that you find soothing and relaxing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SPECIAL EVENT IN TORONTO To help promote the Know Your Drugs global awareness campaign, Canadians for Vanessa's... https://t.co/6Bcob22Lx1
SPECIAL EVENT IN TORONTO To help promote the Know Your Drugs global awareness campaign, Canadians for Vanessa's La… https://t.co/Rh17y7UA5H
PLEASE CHECK OUT THIS SPECIAL EVENT IN TORONTO To help promote the Know Your Drugs global awareness campaign,... https://t.co/8b58bNeHo5
Please come and see us at the upcoming 2018 CPTN Personal Trainer Summit June 1, 2018 at the Japanese Cultural... https://t.co/IcELwvRSao
You may be familiar with the healing frequency 432Hz, but did you know that it is 8Hz that is behind the healing... https://t.co/ZvCAPl2prq
Dr Demasi said: 'Of utmost importance is that independent researchers are permitted to access the raw data on... https://t.co/aSXG50ULaW
Specific soft tissue techniques and exercises like Eldoas can correct misalignment and imbalances by placing... https://t.co/7w3noLUBlI
WHAT IS FASCIA? Fascia is the elastic-like system of connective tissue that wraps itself around every muscle... https://t.co/xz531LuWXs
Shiitake mushrooms are not only one of the most popular mushrooms in the world, they have become a symbol of longev… https://t.co/1sdQlCo1ii
OBESITY, DIABETES, CANCER, ALZHEIMERS and HEART DISEASE, shows marked improvement with a ketogenic diet, brought on… https://t.co/0ex2c8tKB6