015: Sleep Importance for a Healthy Life

Uncategorized Mar 16, 2018

In this episode Kenneth is talking about why sleep is important in a healthy lifestyle. 

If you are sleeping less then 6 hours for longer period of time, it can lead to Type 2 Diabetes or insulin resistance, stroke and the list goes on. Sleep can cure a lot of health issues that we see these days. But on the other hand, sleeping more then 9 hours every night can also lead to negative health. 7 to 8 hours are supreme for a healthy life!

Weight Gain & Obesity:

Medical science shows a correlation between obesity and lack of sleep. A short term in your sleep pattern can worsen your insulin resistance. Sleep is important for your weight and over all health. If you want to lose weight then have proper sleep. 

Heart Health:

When doctors diagnosed sleep disorders there were relationship between sleep and your cardiovascular functions. Sleep is very important for your heart's health as well.

How to make sleep a priority in everyday life:

Its important to get sync with day-light rhythm and your sleep-wake cycle. Good way to do is getting enough Vitamin D because Vit D is an essential part in communication with your brain that is responsible for the circadian rhythm. In the morning get some sunlight or during in the middle of the day, as sunlight is the main source of Vitamin D. Also do not use the cell phones and any electronic devices 3 hours before your bed time as it tricks your brain that its still day time and affects your sleep cycle. Sleep more in winters and less in summers because there is more day light available in summers. Winding down and relaxing before your sleeping is very important as well as it helps you sleep well. You can do it by dimming down the lights or using candles, reading a book, will help your sleep-wake cycle rhythm.

Sleep is important for a healthy life!

Early to bed, early to rise phenomenon:

"Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise!" This phrase can be related to better health benefits but you need to figure out what's BEST working for you, what sleep-wake cycle works for your work and daily routine. 

What is Sleep Hygiene?

Noise: There must be noises around you when you sleep, so a fantastic way is to use a static radio control sound that are same all the time so you block out the bad noise.

Temperature: Sleeping in a lower temperature at night will help you sleep better. When your room is cooler it helps to lower your body temperature to 0.5 Celsius before it gets into a controlled good sleeping rhythm, which makes it easy for you to get into a deep sleep and staying there for longer.

Routine: regular bed times every day is so important even on weekends and holidays. 

Eating habit: do not eat 3 hours before going to bed. 

Exercise: a good day of exercise or walk can promote better sleep and heals your hormones system.

Stress: a meditation session before going to bed for 5 to 10 minutes will help you so much better in getting your body ready for sleep.

Caffeine: avoid caffeine after 7 PM at night.

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