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Sleeping for Protection

Did you know that 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder and even more worldwide! Did you know that your body only produces HGH, a healing hormone when you sleep, making deep sleep imperative! Ever wonder why you’re reaching for junk food the day after a poor night’s sleep? That’s due to inadequate rest causing an increase in hormones like cortisol and the hunger hormone, ghrelin. Without good sleep, our bodies aren’t getting the digest-repair and restore time needed to heal. And without enough restful sleep, our mental health plummets – the emotional reserves we need to deal with the stressors of life get depleted, and any chance of trying to heal can feel overwhelming or even impossible.

Slow, deep breathing helps to activate your parasympathetic nervous system helping you recover the balance between the two branches of the nervous system - parasympathetic (rest and recover) and sympathetic (fight-flight-freeze) - which gives your body a better chance to recuperate, regenerate, and heal.

Below are a few simple tips for getting the quality sleep you need each night:

1. Stop eating 3 hours before bedtime

2. Reduce your exposure to blue light devices 2 hours before bedtime

3. Keep the room temperature at 70 or below

4. Practice 4 rounds of deep breathing to tell your body it’s time to relax

5. Make sure you're well hydrated throughout the day

Quality sleep is crucial for increasing longevity, energy, focus, brain health, reducing the risk of cognitive diseases, clearing toxins, storing memories, healing vital organs, improving learning, and so much more.

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