Our body and his hormonal balance are just like a musical instrument: the better tuned the more beautiful the instrument sounds resp. the better the body works! And especially for sleep the hormonal balance is from utmost importance. On the one hand, sleep depends on the right interaction of the hormones and on the other hand certain hormones are only released during sleep.
Melatonin and Serotonin
The sleeping- and protection-hormone is produced in our pineal gland. Electromagnetic pollution and light – even only dim-light – inhibit melatonin production and therefore are an absolute sleep disturber.
Serotonin – also called the “happy-hormone” – has a big influence on our well-being since it positively influences our mood. But, it also influences our cardiovascular- and our central-nervous-system as well as our gastrointestinal tract. Being a precursor for melatonin it also influences our sleep.
Somatropin is important for the growth of bones and muscles and therefore called a growth-hormone. It is especially produced during deep sleep. Furthermore, in adult age the appropriate somatropin-content influences fat reduction and blood circulation.
Ghrelin and Leptin
These two hormones are connected with sleep due to their time of release. The appetite-suppressant leptin is only released during sleep. As soon as we wake up, the “appetizer” ghrelin takes over.
Now, how are all these hormones connected with stress? Simply because of cortisol – our stress hormone. The higher our stress level, the more cortisol gets released.
Cortisol is counteracting melatonin. Therefore, falling asleep and sleeping through becomes difficult. Is the cortisol level too high, our body hardly reaches phases of deep sleep – hence, somatropin release is reduced. Furthermore, cortisol acts like an appetizer, similar to ghrelin. But, to be able to fall asleep relaxed and quick resp. to be able to easily wake up a balanced relationship of ghrelin and leptin is decisive.
An increased stress level automatically increases physical tension, especially our neck is reacting sensitively on increased pressure and stress. An orthopaedical sleeping underlay cares for relief that is necessary for relaxation. The proper pillow offers the necessary anatomical and orthopaedical support for the sensitive neck-region. The newly developed SAMINA Soundlife Sleep System® supports the degradation of the stress hormone and provides the perfect attunement of body, mind and soul for sleep.
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