Do you have troubles sleeping? Well you’re not alone! Surveys have shown that between 40% to 60% of the general population has trouble sleeping. Daily stress and worries, pressures from your job and family, body aches and pains caused by uncomfortable beds or pillows, and many other issues can be keeping you from getting enough quality sleep.
Since March 12th to the 18th is National Sleep Awareness Week this is a great time to post this series. This will be a 3 part post series: In this first part, I will discuss: Why sleep is so vital to your good health and well being. The second part, which will be posted sometime next week, I will discusses: How much sleep you really need to stay healthy. In the final third part, which will be posted the week after that, I will tell you What you can do to begin a path towards better sleep and a healthier lifestyle.
Why is sleep so vital to your good health and well being? and Why is a lack of it such a serious matter?
Dr. Frederick R. Carrick, DC, PhD, President of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Neurology says it best:
Sleep is one of the most important functions of the brain. Through it, our bodies recharge and renew for the next day’s challenges. Sleep regulates your mood, is related to learning and memory, and is a key factor in your health, weight, and energy level.
Not only can not sleeping enough slow up your productivity and ability to remember information, lack of sleep can also lead to serious health consequences and endanger your safety and the safety of those around you. Since lack of sleep is commonly known to be associated with:
- Increased risk of motor vehicle accidents.
- Increase in appetite resulting in an unhealthy weight gain.
- Increased risk of diabetes and heart problems.
- Increased risk of depression and substance abuse.
As you can clearly see, not only is sleep vital to your good health and that a lack of it is a serious matter. Not sleeping enough slows up your productivity and your ability to remember information, lack of sleep also leads to serious health consequences, endangers your safety, and the safety of all of those around you.
So if you’re unfortunately one of the 40% to 60% of the general population who happens to have trouble sleeping, be sure to check back in the next few weeks for the rest of the posts in this series and find out: How much sleep you really need to stay healthy. and What you can do to begin a path towards better sleep and a healthier lifestyle . . . or simply subscribe to the RSS Feed HERE or to the Email Updates HERE..