How many hours of Sleep do you get a night?
During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health.
When you fall asleep, your blood pressure and heart rate fall. During sleep, your parasympathetic system controls your body, and your heart does not work as hard as it does when you are awake. During sleep, you breathe less often and less deeply and take in less oxygen. These changes can cause problems in people who have health problems.
In addition to that, numerous studies have associated short sleep (sleeping fewer than 7 hours per night ) with a greater risk of weight gain and a higher body mass index
“When did a doctor prescribe, not sleeping pills, but sleep itself? It needs to be prioritised, even incentivised” Matthew Walker
“Sleep affects almost every tissue in our bodies. It affects growth and stress hormones, our immune system, appetite, breathing, blood pressure and cardiovascular health.” Dr. Michael Twery
The fact of the matter, is that there are now proven factual studies on the effects of sleep on your immune system and general health that if every doctor prescribed sleep, there would be allot less illnesses.
Your bedroom should be your sleep sanctuary
Add some Magnesium to your diet
A little stretching before bedtime
Cut those digital devices before bedtime
Try a 10min guided sleep meditation or mindfulness in bed