Stressed, cranky, forgetful, slower reaction times, trouble concentrating, lower energy levels, exhausted?
The bottom line is if you don’t sleep well, the long term effects will be to decay your mind and your body:
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Psychiatric problems, including depression and other mood disorders
- Disruption of bed partner’s sleep quality
- Poor quality of life
The right amount of sleep is as important as healthy food, exercise, and breathing if you want optimal health. All these factors must be kept in balance – too much or too little of any of them can lead to ill-health.
How much sleep do you need? I suggest 8 or more hours, but fine-tuned to your personal needs.
How to improve your sleep?
- Craniosacal therapy and Reflexology, because they help to calm and relax the body by regulating the autonomic nervous system – the part of the body responsible for our ability to rest and respond to stress.
- Avoid watching TV or using your computer at least an hour before going to bed.
- Sleep in complete darkness, or as close to it as possible.
- Take a hot bath before bedtime.
- Magnesium can improve your sleep. Good food sources for magnesium are: green leafy vegetables, avocado,almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower and sesame seeds.
1 minute health tip: Sleep well and sleep naturally. Sleeping pills come with significant health risks and side effects.
If you’re experiencing difficulty in falling asleep or having disturbed sleep, and want long-term results, why not consider Craniosacral therapy or Reflexology? They’re both easy, efficient and effective.