Posts Tagged ‘sleep’
By Dr. Michael Breus
You probably pay a lot of attention to how you care for yourself, your family, and your environment. You strive to make thoughtful choices about what you eat and how you treat your body and your surroundings. But how much attention do you give to your sleep? If the answer is “not enough,” you’re not alone. So often, sleep is overlooked as a critical component of health and wellness – even among people who spend their waking lives taking very good care of themselves when it comes to diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle.
By Melissa Stewart
For most of us, getting those recommended eight hours of sleep is difficult. Because of our active lifestyles, most will settle for a few hours a night. But skimping on Z’s has physical and cerebral implications, and it is imperative to our health to get adequate sleep.
Nancy Teeter RD, a registered dietitian nutritionist, spoke to us about the importance of getting enough sleep, and also about getting that sleep naturally.
“There’s a lot of need to really have adequate sleep,” Teeter said. “Sleep is when our physical restoration occurs. When we get less than six hours of sleep just on a single night, the following day the brain has rewired to send us [seeking] foods that we might consider comfort food.”
BY DEEPAK CHOPRA, M.D.
Millions of people around the world suffer from some form of insomnia, including problems falling asleep, staying asleep, and getting enough restful sleep. Beyond biological disorders such as sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome, the main reason is an active mind – we lie in bed ruminating about something that happened in the past, or worrying about something in the future. Read more