Rest

Rest

Want to feel really great fast? Get more rest! Lack of rest may be the largest contributing factor to declining health in the developed world. Our national sleep deprivation (we’ve lost 2 hours per night since the early 1900s) may be as significant of a player as our love of refined carbohydrates when it comes to obesity. Poor sleep most certainly intensifies the symptoms of most any disease from anxiety to auto-immune disorders. Sleep, however, is just the beginning. In our national obsession with productivity, we have replaced downtime with the double-double — that’s a coffee with double sugar and double cream, in case you’re from out of town! Without quiet time and rest, our body continually runs in overdrive and overproduces stress hormones that adversely effect our entire endocrine system, resulting in problems with fertility, blood sugar management, and energy metabolism to name only a few. These very same stress hormones actually alter the shape of our lipoproteins causing them to clog our arteries. Without a serious assessment of our rest, all the diet changes in the world cannot save us from heart disease.

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What to Put (or Not Put) in Your Body to Improve Sleep Quality

Getting Better Sleep (3 of 3) — What to Put (or Not Put) in Your Body to Improve Sleep Quality

 

So often people find they cannot sleep, so what do they put in their bodies? Pills. Food. Alcohol. While for some people medications may be the only viable options, for the vast majority of people there are […]

By |July 16th, 2015|Fatigue & Depression, Nutrition, Rest, Stress & Anxiety, Wellness & Performance|Comments Off on What to Put (or Not Put) in Your Body to Improve Sleep Quality

Setting Routines to Improve Sleep Quality

Getting Better Sleep (2 of 3) — Setting Routines to Improve Sleep Quality

Do you ever notice feeling as though you just don’t have enough to give?  Many of us think we are getting enough sleep, but how would your colleagues and love ones rank your level of patience and presence?  Sleep can be one […]

By |July 16th, 2015|Fatigue & Depression, Rest, Stress & Anxiety, Wellness & Performance|Comments Off on Setting Routines to Improve Sleep Quality

5 ways to Use Light to Improve Sleep Quality

Getting Better Sleep (1 of 3) — 5 Ways to Use Light to Improve Sleep Quality

Sleep is an essential part of a balanced self. Sometimes, it can be the determining factor in what the next day will hold. For those who suffer from insomnia or sleep deprivation, there are many natural ways in which they […]

By |February 26th, 2015|Fatigue & Depression, Rest, Stress & Anxiety, Wellness & Performance|Comments Off on 5 ways to Use Light to Improve Sleep Quality