SLEEP WELL FOR BETTER HEALTH?
Sleep is one of those factors in life we may not want to miss, as it is important for relaxation and refueling our body’s energy. Not enough. Based on international research indicated in this chapter, appropriate duration and quality of sleep is quite an enhancement of our health and well-being in a multi-faceted way. Also, you learn in this chapter how to improve your sleep.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND
Most of us have well understood that sound sleep in terms of duration and quality – a deficiency for many – is very important for relaxation and to refuel energy. The time of sleep depending on the respective age from newborns (14-17 hours) to adults 65+ (7-8 hours).
LIFE ENHANCEMENT BENEFITS – SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED
However, relaxation and refueling of energy are by far not the only benefits of optimal sleep.
Rather, there are quite some more life enhancement benefits of sound sleep we may not want to overlook. Especially, as those are scientifically validated by international medical schools such as, inter alia, Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, CA, the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, University of Tuebingen in Tuebingen, Germany, and Central Queensland University in Rockhampton, Australia, etc.
These benefits of appropriate sleep duration and quality are, inter alia:
Reduced Risk of Heart Disease
Based on the fact that sound sleep each night is regulating blood pressure in our body which is one risk factor of heart disease.
Research has indicated that appropriate sleep at night can well control e.g. inflammatory bowel disease.
Studies demonstrate that there is not only a cohesion between depression and lack of appropriate sleep – but depression-related suicide is well enforced by bad sleep patterns.
Support Immune System
Research demonstrates that good quality of sleep helps the body’s inherent immune system to fight off infections.
Better Athletic Power
Not only do athletes need usually up to 10 hours of sound sleep to get more energy, this helps additionally for better mental focus and coordination, as well as to fasten speed.
Less Weight Gain
The reason for being overweight and even obese lies not only with lack of exercise and unhealthy diet. According to research poor sleep pattern may also contribute to weight gain.
Support Certain Brain Functions
According to research the quality of sleep has an impact on vital brain functions like, inter alia, cognition, concentration and productivity.
Leaves us with the question
HOW IMPROVE SLEEP PATTERNS NATURALLY?
Based on same research, lifestyle adjustments are certainly the best mechanisms to improve sleep patterns naturally, like
IN A NUTSHELL
Sleep is one of those lifestyle factors we may not want to miss, as it is important for relaxation and refueling our body’s energy. Not enough. Based on international research indicated in this chapter, appropriate duration and quality of sleep is quite an enhancement of our health and wellbeing in a multi-faceted way.
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