1. Does it take you longer than 15 minutes to fall asleep at night?
2. Do you wake up one or more times during the night?
3. Do you need an alarm clock to wake up?
4. Do you consistently get less than 8 hours of sleep per night?
5. Do you feel groggy and moody when you wake up instead of refreshed and alert?
Sleep is essential for maintaining optimal health and strength. It’s both restorative and rejuvenating for your body. It only takes a few nights without quality, deep sleep to leave you tired, confused, lethargic, and moody.
Several recent studies have shown that even mild sleep deprivation can increase your risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome, make it difficult to lose weight, and increase your food cravings. Worse, it can suppress your immune system, affect your memory and recall, and rob your body of its much-needed energy. Fifty percent of the population experiences difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep (insomnia) at some point in their lives.
A lot of factors that contribute to insomnia.Stress, hormonal imbalances, a strenuous schedule, alcohol, drugs, poor sleep hygiene, and nutrient deficiencies all contribute to insomnia. Diets high in stimulants, such as sugar and caffeine, have a negative influence on sleep patterns since they can promote insomnia and anxiety.
Most healthcare practitioners stress the need for improving sleep hygiene through lifestyle modifications, such as reducing or eliminating caffeinated drinks and certain over-the-counter (OTC) medications, which may be causing your insomnia. It is also important to take proper vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that may prevent or reverse sleep deprivation by bringing your body back into optimal balance. It is especially important to use nutritional supplements if you are under a great amount of stress in order to restore a state of calmness within your body. The right nutrients can help you sleep restfully throughout the night and make you feel alive, alert, and reenergized.
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“The health of your body greatly determines the degree of success you have with all the other aspects of your life.” ~Dr Eva