The importance of uninterrupted sleep

October 15, 2016

The importance of uninterrupted sleep

In modern society we are getting an alarming amount of disturbances that interrupt us when it comes to having a good night sleep.

Stressful lifestyle, late nights, eating too late, digestive disorders, toxicity, anxiety, fears from unsolved work or finances, emotional, domestic, workplace problems among the most common causes of disrupted sleep. 

To be able to overcome your struggle and create a winning strategy when it comes to sleep, you must find the cause first.

Kids need more sleep, as we know, because they must spend many hours with maturing their body. Adults have to focus on prevention, regular service and repairing damages cause by daily living. Cheating on sleep could have many disadvantages like impaired reaction time, fatigue, lack of immune responses, development of digestive disorders, irritability, weight gain or loss, dramatic changes in health, mental and physical performance.

Everyone’s brain needs at least 6 hours sleep to maximize potential.

The rule of thumb is that your brain needs 4 hours of sleep and if your body is in tip-top shape, you still need and additional 2 hours to regenerate and have your body to its daily checkup service.

The more health issues you have to deal with, the more sleeping time you need. If you spend more than 8 hours sleep, this can indicate that you have health issues and you need to investigate these further, in order to provide support for your body to repair.  

Golden tips to avoid Sleeplessness

  • Do you know that if you stay up later than 11 pm you are robbing your gallbladder and liver from proper service.

  • If you get up during the night, you will lose 40 minutes each time to serve your designated organs (gallbladder, liver and Lungs). These 3 organs can be repaired only during a state of deep sleep.

  • Avoid eating less than 2 hours before sleep. The food will remain in your stomach for too long and rot until you get up.

  • If you are a light sleeper, do not drink coffee, or especially tea containing caffeine – for a minimum of 3 hours before going to bed. Slow releasing caffeine in tea takes 3 hours to reach maximum effect.

  • Drink your last glass of water or cup of herbal tea, no less than 1 hour before going to bed.

  • Do not fall asleep in front of the TV.

  • Try not leave any electrical appliances ON in your bedroom after going to bed, including power points, mobile phone, computer, iPad, etc. (use mechanical alarm clock if you are a light sleeper).

  • If you struggle with going to sleep, make up a cup of warmed milk with honey and take 1 caps of 5HTP (Tryptophan +) and sip slowly.

  • Alternatively, cook up 2 x flat teaspoons of poppy seeds with a teaspoon of chamomile tea, add honey and sip it slowly, one hour before bed.

  • In the last hour before going to bed, listen to your favorite relaxing music and focus on your body (self-service).

  • Meditation is a great way to prepare for an uninterrupted night’s sleep

  • You can try our ONDAMED treatment for developing healthy sleeping pattern or see us at the clinic for investigating the undercover cause of your issues with sleep.  

 

Best of Health, Dr. Thomas Bige and the HCC TEAM




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