Regardless of the age, sleep is important throughout the entire life, and sleep deprivation has more serious consequences that you have ever imagined.
Namely, you may experience numerous health issues if you are skipping out on sleep. The sleep is so precious, as it is related to literally everything concerning your health, from hypertension, mood, stress, to poor brain and heart health and seriously weakened immune system.
A study which examined sleep and cardiovascular events like stroke and heart attack, after 10-15 years of follow-up, showed that short sleepers, that is, people who sleep less than 6 hours, had an increased risk of coronary artery disease by 23%, compared to people who sleep more than 7 hours.
Moreover, short sleepers with low sleep quality had an increased risk of heart disease by 79% compared to normal sleepers with good sleep quality.
Furthermore, they also found that sleeping more than 9 hours had no advantage. Also, data from 1964, over a 3-year follow up, discovered that individuals who slept 7-8 hours had the lowest chance of dying.
Another study conducted in 2006 showed the risk of hypertension is doubled in case of poor sleep. Also, another article in 2012 middle-aged nurses who had poor sleep patterns had an increased risk ofhypertension.
Nowadays, almost all of us are deprived of sleep, due to stress or long working hours, or screen time. It is not even strange why we cannot fall asleep at night, if we regard the time we spend in front of the TVs, cell phones or computer screens just before we go to bed.
These electronics emit blue light which sends a message to our brain that it is still daylight, and thus it inhibits the secretion of the hormone that makes us sleepy, melatonin.
Therefore, all those people seek a solution to their sleeping disorders and help in order to get some sleep. Hence, it is advisable that you leave the cell phones and the screens away from you at least two hours before bedtime.
Moreover, you can even use an application that will turn off the blue screen light in order to tell your brain that it is sleeping time.
Yet, the most common sings of sleep deprivation include the following:
- Depression and anxiety
- Waking up too early
- Poor concentration
- Tiredness in the morning
- Memory loss
Hence, if you improve your sleep and provide the rest your body needs, you will experience numerous health benefits, such as:
- strengthened immune system
- Improved mood throughout the day
- enhanced concentration and mental well-being
- increased fertility and sex drive
As you can see, sleep is vital for the function of your entire body. However, before you decide to take some sleeping peels, we need to suggest a natural way to improve your sleep. We will reveal the recipe of a delicious tea that will restore your sleep and provide lots of energy and vitality!
It contains simply and completely natural ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen. It s also super-easy and quick to prepare!
- A banana (organic)
- a dash of cinnamon
- a small pot with water
Method of preparation:
Boil the water in the pot, and add the banana in it, but previously cut its ends. Leave it in the water for 10 minutes, and then strain it through a colander and pout the tea into a tea cup. Add some cinnamon in order to enrich the taste and your tea is ready!
Drink it every night, 1h before you go to sleep.
This tea will relax your body and mind and it will help you fall asleep. Namely, bananas are rich in fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, which relax the muscles and nourish the body. Cinnamon adds a delicious smell and taste, but it also provides relaxation and calmness.
Other included sources linked in Collective Evolution’s article:
Am J Hypertens. 2013 Jul;26(7):903-11. Hypertension. 2006 May;47(5):833-9.