You may think there’s no time to sleep, but it’s time to revisit this theory because restorative sleep is critical for your physical, mental and emotional health. No matter your exercise routine, smoking habits, diet or age, quality sleep is a critical variable, that goes a long way in maintaining your body’s balance, repair and restoration.
If you experience fragmented sleep, punctuated by periods of arousal all night long, your body does not stem the tide of hormones which, in turn, keeps your blood pressure and heart rate from going down. Left unchecked, over time, your heart muscle stiffens. Hence the vicious cycle, the catch 22, where more lack of sleep exacerbates heart dysfunction and vice versa.
Researchers find that, when you don’t sleep enough, your body produces inflammatory hormones. If you are sleep deprived you may tend to have a less variable heart rate or higher overall heart rate, both of which are detrimental to your cardiovascular health.
Scientists continue to unravel the mysteries of sleep, but there’s a very clear indication that your health depends upon it. People are sleeping less than ever, while hypertension and coronary heart disease become more and more persistent.
If you have any of the following symptoms, take a serious look at your sleep hygiene. • Early morning wakefulness and not getting back to sleep. • Waking up at night. • Difficulty falling asleep in a timely fashion.
On the other hand, good sleep hygiene means cycling through several important stages of light/deep/REM sleep 4 or 5 times a night.
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