Want a Good Night’s Sleep?

April 19, 2011 by joy

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…

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