SLEEP – WHY YOU SHOULD BE GETTING MORE

Its a major part of life… Sleeping.

Its a fact of life that most people don´t get enough. Do we pay as much attention to getting enough as we should ?

NO, DEFINITELY NOT! We should be.

We see endless discussions in the media about nutrition and exercise, but for some unknown reason sleep is hardly given a mention.

YAWN! You might say, but you should take into account that more than a third of your life is soent sleeping. So its an underrated part of the health puzzle.

How do you feel after a “good nights sleep?”

I bet you feel alive, your thoughts are clearer and your emotions are less fragile, you also have much more energy.

Why aren´t you getting enough?

Stress is the major factor attributing to a lack of sleep. In the modern world we seem to stress about everything. Why? is that normal? I dont think so.

We tend to lie their going over and over various things in our heads to the point that we can´t get to sleep. RELAX! i say.

Turn off devices at least half an hour before going to bed. Try meditating, relaxing to the point that your in the moment. Think of all the good things you have got in your life, we have lots, believe me.

The benefits of sleep.

Getting enough sleep helps produce extra protein molecules, this strengthens your ability to fight infection. These molecules help your immune system mend your body at a cellular level when you are stressed or have been exposed to compromising elements such as pollutants and infectious bacteria.

Sleep also keeps your heart healthy by keeping your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels in check. Sleep improves your memory. It helps you to concentrate better aiding your brain to absorb information.

Sleep helps you control body weight. It regulates the hormones that control your appetite. When your hormone imbalance is interrupted  it increases your appetite leading to cravings for food that are high in calories leading to weight gain.

As you can see the benefits of getting enough sleep are extensive, and makes a huge difference to your quality of life. So it is vitally important to place a priority on getting plenty of quality, consistent sleep.