Healthy and restful sleep not only strengthens your immune-system but it also is considered as tumor resistance. One hour lack of sleep increases the risk of colds by 400 %. During healthy and restful sleep, self-repair and self-healing-powers are activated via the sleep- and protective-hormone melatonin. But, for this process the body needs sufficient sleep. Not for nothing it is said, that “healthy and restful sleep is the best medicine and supports any kind of therapy”.
Health risk social jetlag
Nowadays, about 80 % of all working people suffer under the consequences of a “social jetlag”. Often, the changed lifestyle and sleeping habits are in resistance with the inner biological clock. But, exactly this kind of desynchronization of the inner clock is a root cause for the emergence of diseases and inflammatory processes.
Sleep disturbances begin at school age. Already one quarter of all school children suffer under a disturbed sleep including grave consequences for performance, learning and intellectual power and health. Overweight and mental disorders become supported.
Healthy and restful sleep – a distant dream?
Each year, we spend 3,000 hours or about 120 total days sleeping. Converted, about four months. Reason enough to care for a healthy and restful sleep! But, preparations for your sleep have to start during the day. Factors like stress, too few sun- and daylight, too few water, too much caffeine, too rich meals, too few movement, too much blue-light-stimuli in the evening and electromagnetic fields negatively influence the preparations for a healthy and restful sleep.
Healthy and restful sleep has some basic pre-conditions. From the biologic point of view, the bedroom is the most important room. Here, the most important place is the sleeping place; and the most important furniture is your bed.
Often, conventional mattresses and beds or potential sleep disturber. Especially, when the materials used are chemically laden or metals are processed. The more important it is to look for a holistic and sleep biologic relevant sleep solution. And to use it. Here is an insider tip: music medicine during sleep improves your sleep without any side-effects.
We humans have too many light-stimuli at our sleeping places (from outside through our windows, interior lighting, standby signals etc.). Another easy-to-change-factor is the temperature in the bedroom. Often, the temperature is much too high; 61° to 64° F are perfect for a healthy and restful sleep.
Healthy and restful sleep is a 90 % factor
Healthy and restful sleep is and remains a 90 % factor. About 90 % of our health and our well-being depend on a healthy sleeping experience (Prof. Dr. William C. Dement, Stanford University). Healthy nutrition, exercise and sleep form the three cornerstones for health.
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