I used to think that sleep comes naturally. Until one day I had this problem that I cant really sleep for weeks and my health started to suffer. I searched and asked the experts how my body can recover through natural way.
In today’s digital age, it is so easy to spend your time getting glued on technology. For instance, getting glued to on-demand TV program which can last to wee hours.
Don’t get me wrong. It isn’t supposed to be a bad thing. However, if it’s already getting in the way of important things such as getting enough sleep on the daily, you might just want to put your phone down.
You have been hearing this all your life: you need sufficient hours of sleep in order to take care of your mind and body. But with all the distractions we’re faced today, we sometimes fail to realize how much we’re taking sleep for granted.
Here are a couple of reasons as to why you must be alarmed with your terrible sleeping patterns (or lack thereof!):
For your mind
When you sleep, there’s this process which is called memory consolidation that helps your brain to get new bits and pieces of information to your memory. With sufficient sleep, it’ll be easier for you to learn and sharpen your memory.
If you’re sleep-deprived chances are it can also impair your brain function.
Health and wellness
Ever heard of someone complaining about gaining a few pounds because of lack of sleep? Well, it’s possible. According to research, when a person doesn’t sleep well they’re susceptible to weight gain. During sleep, our bodies are processing and storing carbohydrates and if you aren’t sleeping at those optimal hours, it will affect your body.
In addition, those who sleep poorly are at a greater risk of getting heart diseases and even stroke.
Overall mood and emotional state
It is also believed that a lack of sleep can lead you to multiple mood swings. You are extra irritable, you tend to get more impatient, it’s challenging for you to concentrate on something, and you’re just generally not in the mood. With this, it will be difficult for you to communicate with the people around you. Not only that, but there’s also a high chance you won’t be able to accomplish anything because you’re literally too tired to function.
If you are nodding to all of these things and are actually experiencing these scenarios yourself, it might be high time for you to train your body in sleeping earlier than what you’re used to and getting the recommended amount of sleep.
Generally, experts suggest to get 7-9 hours of sleep daily. Let’s start taking care of ourselves along with the other factors in our lives.
DIFFICULTY IN LOSING WEIGHT
According to some doctors, when you sleep after 11 pm, your body will have a hard time losing the weight because the Growth Hormone is not acting up. Growth Hormone is fat-burning and lean- muscle- building hormone. GH is also an anti-aging hormone. You need to sleep by 11 pm as the GFH is active between 11pm to 3pm. Getting less than 7 hours of sleep inhibit fat-burning hormones. Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors recommend to their patients to sleep early and get enough hours of sleep for faster recovery because sleep is very important.
The common cause of difficulty in Sleeping is body stress. Your mind cant seem to rest as well as your body. Some keep waking up in the middle of the night. Your body needs the right Vitamin and Minerals to give it the right macronutrients. It contains Vitamins that help you produce Melatonin, minerals to help calm down your nerves and a lot more.
Having enough macronutrients can help achieve your body’s balance. A well-trained nutrition expert can help you which ones to take.
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