Are you the type of person who gets to bed around 2 a.m. in the morning? Or have you a hard time falling asleep or just getting up around 2-4 a.m. in the morning pushing your body for better performance? You might have some sleep problems.
Like all of us, the science world has not rested. Only in the last year, seven major studies were published about the importance of sleeping in our life not to say how sleep is crucial to our general health.
General Health Connection
According to some of the latest studies, up to 90% of people suffer from insomnia or sleeplessness. This condition is a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired (Wikipedia)) are at risk to develop another health condition like high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressures, high blood sugar, heart diseases, diabetes.
Brain memory connection
Lack of sleep will affect your cognitive process skills. The various sleep cycles play a key role in your brain memory, thinking, making decisions, learning, concentration; problem-solving, and alertness, if you do not sleep enough these set of skills will decline.
Weight Gain Connection
Lack of sleep is related to an increase in hunger and appetite affecting your peptides Ghrelin and Leptin regulation. These hormones are the ones that are responsible for hunger and satiety signals to the brain. Lack of sleep will also increase craving to sweets or salts, therefore, affecting your blood sugar levels which can lead to overweight and obesity over time.
No doubt, the benefits of full sweet night sleep are greater than we thought. Getting back to a routine full night sleep is a process that takes time. Try to get to bed an hour early then you used to. Darken the room that you sleep. Consider shut down your laptop at least one hour before so your body will be able to produce the sleeping hormone, melatonin.
The benefits of full sleep:
- Brain memory connection – The most powerful ones is enhancing your brain memory to full capacity
- Safety and Awareness connection – Staying alerted and attentive throughout the day. It is amazing how good sleep will improve your learning skills, driving performance, support your decisions process and much more.
- Weight connection – Improve your carbohydrate metabolism which affects your weight
- Mood connection – lack of sleep may lead to impatient and mood swings.
So what can you do?
Consider drinking herbal teas like chamomile or lemon Balm that will support your desired goal – regulating your sleeping patterns and improving your brain memory, weight loss and balance your cholesterol and triglycerides.