Want a Good Night’s Sleep?

So blessed am I!  My head hits the pillow, and I’m gone very quickly.  My heart saddens for so many that cannot sleep well.  Years ago, I heard in one of my company trainings (a wellness company) that less than eight hours of sleep was on the top ten list for shortenening life – along with smoking, too much alcohol and the like!  Not much has changed in this area over the years.

For example – it is claimed that interrupted or impaired sleep can:

  • Dramatically weaken your immune system
  • Accelerate tumor growth—tumors grow two to three times faster in laboratory animals with severe sleep dysfunctions
  • Cause a pre-diabetic state, making you feel hungry even if you’ve already eaten, which can wreak havoc on your weight
  • Seriously impair your memory; even a single night of poor sleep—meaning sleeping only 4 to 6 hours—can impact your ability to think clearly the next day
  • Impair your performance on physical or mental tasks, and decrease your problem solving ability

And the list goes on – Impaired sleep can also increase stress-related disorders, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Constipation
  • Mood disorders like depression

You’ll find Dr. Mercola’s 33 Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep at: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/02/secrets-to-a-good-night-sleep.aspx

Maybe one of them will help you!  Let me know.  But for now – I need to get to bed…

Joy Boudreau