- Category: Khabir's Health Advice
Get a good night's sleep
A restful sleep gives your body the time it needs to regenerate. Specific hormones are released while sleeping that repair the body, and ensure proper growth of children. A good night's sleep is a factor in staying healthy and helping the body fight infections.
A lack of sleep can make us distracted, irritable, and shorten our response time in emergencies. Different people need different amounts of sleep to be rested; make sure you pay attention to your body's signals to see if you are getting enough. If you ignore your natural rhythm your body will make more adrenalin which could make it difficult to sleep.
If you think you need help in getting to sleep, try to avoid prescription sleep medications that can have serious side effects, such as night-eating and walking. They can also be addictive if your body comes to depend upon them. There are herbs such as Passionflower, Hops, or Valerian, to name a few. Try eating foods high in calcium and magnesium or take a supplement. Don't use your bed for reading or watching TV if you are having trouble sleeping. Only go to your bed when you intend to sleep. Consult your health professional and ask about other ways to help, such as bio-feedback.
Besides sleep, find a way to slow down your life and enjoy friends and family. Put yourself in nature. Laugh. Hug someone. Turn off your electronic devices. Discover the ways to your peace and you will have an essential element in creating a road to health.