Do we really need to be reminded how important sleep is?
It seems we do. Sleep is often one of the first things to go when people feel pressed for time. Many view sleep as a luxury and think that the benefits of limiting the hours they spend asleep outweigh the costs.
Take note now! Do not underestimate the impact of sleep on your health and wellbeing….
“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together”. (Thomas Dekker)
Sleep plays an important role in your physical health. For example, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels.
People often overlook the potential long-term health consequences of insufficient sleep, and the impact that health problems can ultimately have on not only longevity and wellbeing, but also one’s time and productivity.
Numerous studies have found that insufficient sleep increases a person’s risk of developing serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and strokes.
Lack of adequate sleep over time has also been associated with a shortened lifespan.
Poor sleep has immediate negative effects on your hormones, exercise performance, and brain function as well.
Although scientists have just begun to identify the connections between insufficient sleep and disease, most experts have concluded that getting enough high-quality sleep may be as important to health and well-being as nutrition and exercise.
So, while sleeping well is no guarantee of good health, it does help to maintain many vital functions.. And it boosts your immune system! Sleep experts say there is ample evidence that shows that when people get the sleep they need, they will not only feel better, but will also increase their odds of living healthier, more productive lives.
You can improve your sleep quantity and quality by following a few basic guidelines:
1.Eat a healthy diet
A low carb eating Program such as TLC may initially disrupt sleeping patterns while the body adjusts. But the good news is that in the long term it improves the quality of sleep, increasing the REM cycle and the rejuvenation value of sleep.
3.Improve your sleep environment, comfort and temperature
4.Keep to a schedule
5.Increase bright daylight exposure and reduce evening blue light exposure (electronics and TV)
6.Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake
For detailed guidelines and tips on improving your sleep, get your TLC+Z+Care Smart Plan here: https://tlcforwellbeing.com/product-category/smart-plans/