What good will a sound sleep do?

What good will a sound sleep do?

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”

                                  –  Thomas Dekker

The battle that's been taking place outside as well as inside our head deprives us of our beauty sleep. Good sleep plays a vital role in shaping our health. Unfortunately modern society has interfered with our sleep patterns. From being an early bird to a night owl, we have carelessly disturbed our sleep clock. Sleep ‘is a restorative process of the brain, by the brain, and for the brain’.

Here are 6 health conditions associated with sleep deprivation . 

  • Obesity 

  • Are you obsessed over late night snacking? Does your hunger bell rings during midnight?  

    Sleep being an important modulator of neuroendocrine function and glucose metabolism and sleep loss has been linked to an increase in ghrelin levels which increases hunger and appetite. All these alterations leads to increase risk to obesity. [1]

  • Diabetes

  • You blame it on your genes but now blame it on your sleep habits too. Sleep curtailment increases insulin sensitivity thereby increasing the risk of diabetes. A study conducted on healthy individuals who were experimentally sleep deprived showed increased glucose intolerance and high risk of diabetes. [1]

  • Cardiovascular diseases

  • You may be a travel addict, travelling to different time zones or a shift worker.  Studies have shown that this kind of lifestyle often disrupts our circadian rhythm i.e. your sleep wake cycle. When your body is supposed to sleep it is awake and when it's supposed to be active you sleep. 

    This kind of error in your body changes the way your body functions. Studies have shown that disruption in your circadian rhythm depletes your cardiovascular health. [3]

  • Cognitive decline

  • Older adults often face problems with getting a good quality sleep. As we age, quality sleep is important for the brain. Several studies have reported an association between sleep and cognitive decline and its role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Maintaining a good sleep pattern is a stepping stone in preventing Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline in the future. [4]

  • Athletic performance

  • Along with years of hard work and focus you need a sound sleep  to ace your game. Sleep deprivation has been found to be linked with poor athletic performance. 

    Clear negative effects of sleep deprivation have been seen on athlete’s performance, including reaction time, accuracy, vigour, submaximal strength, and endurance. Therefore for better performance quality sleep is a must. [5]

  • Depression

  • Many talk about the importance of mental health. Everyone focuses on the problem, very few focus on the solution. Insomnia or inability to sleep is often linked with depression. Someone had rightly suggested to sleep our problems away. [6]

    We just got an idea as to how adequate sleep is a must for overall health. Traditionally only food and exercise were considered important to good health, now we must consider sleep as well. If you have trouble getting sleep you can choose Earthful’s Sleep Aid. Falling asleep is as easy as falling in love with Earthful's "Sleep Aid". 

    It contains melatonin, a sleep hormone, derived from Tart Cherry which helps you sleep. In addition to melatonin, we have added several plant ingredients such Chamomile, Ashwagandha, Passion Flower, 5-HTP which work synergistically to help you have a good night sleep and wake up feeling fresh and healthy.

    Sleep well and strive for betterment!