What you really need for healthy sleep
Healthy sleep is important for our well-being. Unfortunately this fact remains ignored by many people. Only when sleep fails to appear, one is not able to fall asleep, spends sleepless nights or gets up in the morning feeling absolutely whacked one starts to look for solutions. Here, your bedroom, your bed, its content, darkness and the earth’s magnetic field are playing an important role, too. Sleep psychologist Dr. med. h.c. Günther W. Amann-Jennson knows what to pay attention to for sleeping restful and healthy.
“When it comes to health and our well-being, sleep is a 90 % factor. From biological point of view and regarding recovery and relaxation, our bedroom is the most important room in our house or apartment and the sleeping place the most important place. This explains, why some important things have to be considered for a healthy and restful sleep”, so sleeping expert Amann-Jennson. If possible, the bedroom should be a quiet room with soundproof windows and shutters. Per person, count about 7.5 m2 to have enough oxygen for the night. A tilted window or thoroughly ventilation before going to bed care for enough fresh air. A breathable plaster or wall paint or wood paneling are advisable. Special colors like pastel colors in yellow, pink or light blue for example care for a relaxed atmosphere, note that the ceilings should be slightly brighter than the walls. For the floor, wood treated with natural waxes or oils should be preferred. In case you are using a carpet, prefer a carpet made of sheep wool. If possible, do without chemical or synthetic materials.
The bed: its size, positioning and furnishing
The bed is the core of every bedroom. It should only consist of natural materials like wood, natural rubber, sheep wool, cotton etc. Furthermore, the bed surface should be about 35’’ above the floor (90 % of the dust pollution are up to 8’’ above the floor). Per person, the ideal size of the bed is 35 to 39’’ in width and about 8’’ longer than the body size of the sleeping person. When positioning the bed in your room, care that it preferable is aligned from north (head) to south (foot) -– this is because of the influence of the earth’s magnetic field.
Darkness and no electric devices at your sleeping place
Amann-Jennson draws the attention to an often neglected factor: “Healthy sleep needs absolute darkness, since the production of the sleeping hormone melatonin takes place because of the so-called “dark-stimulus”. Light stimuli from in- or outside of the bedroom during the night not only disturb sleep but also increase the risk for diseases, especially for cancer.” Out of this reason it is important that curtains or shutters care for absolute darkness. Ideally, the room temperature ranges between 61 to 64° F, the humidity about 50 %. Best is, to disconnect electrical and electronical devices like radio alarm clock, TV, computer, cordless and mobile phones. The emitted electromagnetic pollution negatively influences our sleep. Mirrors, too, should not be in approximate vicinity to your bed – they reflect and increase high frequency radiation.
Healthy sleep needs an undisturbed earth’s magnetic field
“Natural magnetic fields are influencing our organism as well as our sleep. The importance of the sleeping direction in the earth’s magnetic field was already shown by the Max-Plank Institute for Biochemistry 20 years ago. In comparison with sleeping in east-west-direction, simply sleeping in north-south-direction led to an improvement of the phases of deep sleep. Nowadays, at most sleeping places, the earth’s magnetic field is disturbed through field influences or metal accumulation. Here, the magnetic field has to be stabilized with special carrier substance. Double-blind-studies revealed that the stabilization of the earth’s magnetic field leads to a massive improvement of the sleeping quality”, the expert goes into detail. Exactly this knowledge is implemented in the grounding overlay Lokosana®.
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