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Sleep is so Basic yet so important

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Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See ...

Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See Wikipedia:Sleep deprivation). Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lack of sleep can cause so many problems to our health. We take sleep for granted but it is part of being alive. We don’t know exactly what sleep does for us but we do know it’s important. Our health can suffer, we start to have problems thinking and our immune system suffers. Medications have been around for a long time but have side effects and can be addictive. Try meditation and diet changes (see my last BLOG). If you are not getting a good & restful sleep … TAKE ACTION!

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Eat Kiwi’s if you have trouble Sleeping!

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Insomnia smiley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Greger says insomnia can be helped by eating kiwis. If you suffer from insomnia, watch the below video. Lack of sleep is associated with ill-health. Scientists still don’t fully understand why we sleep or how much sleep we need. Two kiwis and hour before sleep seems to help. Test subjects went from 6 hours of sleep a night to 7 just by eating kiwi fruit.

We all have a choice of taking our medicine from a bottle or a plant. Mine comes from plants. Where does yours come from?

 

 

Light and its Effects on our Health!

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SleepDeprivation-1939 (Photo credit: DonJinTX)

The Therapy Book had another great BLOG on how light affects us.  The BLOG says, “A 2001 study revealed that sleep deprivation could lead to insulin resistance, a risk factor for the development of adult onset diabetes. A 2002 study showed chronic sleep deprivation could decrease immune function and make a person more susceptible to infection.” “high levels of cortisol and its precursor, adrenocorticotropic hormone” can lead to stress and lower our immune systems response. Hormones are epigenetic triggers. They trigger genes in each cell that respond to the stimulus. Sometimes this response is good and healthy and sometimes it’s bad and unhealthy. Our bodies are not trying to make us unhealthy only react to our environment.