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Why a Good Night’s Sleep is the Answer to All your Problems
  • Post published:April 23, 2020
  • Post category:Health

You might not know this, but a lot of the modern world is chronically sleep-deprived.

In fact, maybe you do, but you might not know that this is a silent and deadly epidemic that is drastically killing us all, slowly.

The wonders of our sleeping mind are well researched and documented, and despite my distaste for the purely scientific, the book Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker is a real gem.

(He also has an excellent discussion with Joe Rogan, on the wonders of sleep, on his podcast.)

It has opened my eyes to some startling facts on sleep, particularly relating to all aspects of our health. After reading it, I am convinced that sleep is the most important thing we can do for our health.

Here are a few of the reasons why:

  • Sleep has the power to drop your risk of stroke and diseases and illness dramatically.
  • If you get 6 hours of sleep or less, your point of physical exhaustion can be up to 30% less.
  • (With inadequate sleep) Lactate acid build-up increases, the lungs ability to inhale oxygen decreases, peak muscle strength, vertical jump and running speed all decrease. The less sleep you have, the higher injury risk present also. At 5 hours of sleep, there is a 60% increased probability of incurring an injury over a season. 
  • “Insufficient sleep is linked to cancer of the bowel, prostate and breast.
  • Driving in a state of drowsiness causes more car accidents than alcohol and drugs combined.

Ultimately short sleep really does equal a shorter life. 

Sleeping can influence all aspects of your life. Our consciousness is still very much a mystery, but thanks to many studies, we can understand that the mind operates fundamentally in set ways. Sleeping is the way we process and actively stay sane. It is the binding force which keeps us healthy and hopeful.

If you want to pass that test? Make sure you focus as much as resting and relaxing the night before, just as much as studying. Got a big interview? It would be best if you slept well the night before, regulating your mental and emotional health so you are as sharp and socially intuitive as possible.

It is incredibly unlikely that nature went to all the trouble it has gone through to sleep all this time if we do not need it as vital. Nature rarely would make such errors. Which is why the unnatural expectations and chemicals we absorb in our lives affecting our natural sleeping states are so unhealthy and long-term detrimental to us.

Good sleep compounded over a lifetime can make the difference between a broken-down, emotionally and mentally unstable person and a normal functioning and stable person.

Freaked out and ready to get a good nights rest yet? 

Here are the top actions you can take to sleep better:

  • 1. One hour before sleep, cut out all screen time, and dim downlights, and get into the habit of unwinding down your mind and body.
  • 2. Drink alcohol and coffee less. Or cut it down completely.
  • 3. Don’t be too full or too healthy before you sleep.
Sleep well!

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