NHS09: Just How Important Is Sleep05.03.2013
by Life Enthusiast Staff
It's Necessary for Survival
Today let's talk about how you can create a more harmonious environment for your sleep. Sleep and rest are important, and too many people already suffer from sleep disorders. If you are one of them, I sure hope I can help you.
Regular sleep is necessary for survival. Sleep is a dynamic time of healing and growth for people. For example, during stages 3 and 4, or slow-wave sleep, growth hormone levels increase, and immune function changes. In some studies, sleep deprivation led to a decrease in immune function.
The National Sleep Foundation maintains that eight to nine hours of sleep for adult humans is optimal and that sufficient sleep benefits alertness, memory and problem solving, and overall health, as well as reducing the risk of accidents.
A widely publicized 2003 study performed at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine demonstrated that cognitive performance declines with fewer than eight hours of sleep.
Sleep deprivation can adversely affect brain function. A 2001 Study at Harvard's Medical Institute suggested that sleep deprivation may be linked to more serious diseases, such as heart disease.
Several large studies using nationally representative samples suggest that the obesity epidemic in Europe and the United States might have as one of its causes a corresponding decrease in the average number of hours that people are sleeping.
The findings suggests that this might be happening because sleep deprivation might be disrupting hormones that regulate glucose metabolism and appetite. The association between sleep deprivation and obesity appears to be strongest in young and middle-age adults.
Tips for a Good Night's Sleep
The following ten tips can help you achieve sleep and the benefits it provides. These tips are intended for "typical" adults, but not necessarily for children or persons experiencing medical problems (courtesy: National Sleep Foundation).
1. Maintain a regular bedtime schedule, including weekends.
2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine (bath, reading or soothing music).
3. Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool. Turn off electronics.
4. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.
5. Use your bedroom only for sleep and s*x.
6. Finish eating at least 2-3 hours before your regular bedtime.
7. Exercise regularly, but not immediately before bedtime.
8. Avoid caffeine (e.g. coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate) close to bedtime.
9. Avoid nicotine (e.g. cigarettes, tobacco products). It can lead to poor sleep.
10. Avoid alcohol close to bedtime.
Consider Electrosmog... It's Everywhere...
Only one hundred years ago there really wasn't any, yet now these negative energies can really sap your strength...
- overhead power lines
- cell phones and cordless phones
- appliances (computers, microwaves, iPods, video games)
- radiation of underground water (storm or sewage pipes, caves or mineral bodies)
- to create and contribute to an electromagnetic field that is constantly influencing your body.
Probably not enough to make you sick directly, but it drains your energy - sort of like walking on a windy day. You can do it, but makes you all tired and worn out.
To further enhance the quality of your sleep, clear your room of all electronics and use an energy device that's specifically designed to eliminate electrosmog.
Consider the ADR-3 to neutralize & harmonize energy forces and geopathic radiation, so that your energy flow is restored and renewed. In normal conditions with low levels of radiation, one ADR-3 provides sufficient influence over about 1100 square feet. That's a circle with a 30 foot radius!
To your health!