Sleep Deprivation - lack of sleep (of course that's stating the obvious)
Let's look at what happens when you sleep.
The body and the brain has at last "me-time" when it can heal the damage you caused during your awakening hours. It produces important hormones, it heals the liver and other organs, in fact without going into detail, it completely gives your body a full service where it removes toxins and old dead cells are collected and washed out when you use the toilet first thing. This is essential for next day alertness, memory and decision making abilities as well as longevity. Heard of the expression "let's sleep on it"? You can often make a decision clearly upon waking up. Sleep resets your body, but this is also subject to leading a healthy life eating healthily.
What can happen if you don't get enough sleep?
- Not enough repair of your brain and body
- Reduces the ability of your immune system to protect and defend your body
- Inability to make quick and right decisions
- Can increase blood pressure
- Increases insulin levels
- Increases cortisol levels (stress)
- Increases inflammations
- Memory loss
- Daytime fatigue
- Weight gain or loss
- Many more issues
So what can be done?
You need a lifestyle change, and this is how we can help you at Hart Ketogenic Clinic. Sleep deprivation is not sorted over night - excuse the Pun.
It is clearly linked to stress, inflammation, insulin, simply the wrong foods and your lifestyle.
Antioxidants are very important to lower all the above. A quick fix is to eat a piece of raw, sugar free, organic cacao (not cocoa!!!). This will give you a deep sleep, but be warned you may have the wildest dreams too. This is also a perfect remedy if you are trying to get pregnant or if you have lost your period.
Do NOT use sleeping pills, on average they give you 11 more minutes of sleep, but they have serious side effects and research shows it will shorten your life.
Vitamins and minerals also play a big part.
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