What is sleep?
Some people apparently do not know what it is! They never get any sleep. Some choose to burn the day and night oil, mostly because they are unaware of the effects of sleep deprivation. After taking a look at this list of health risks that come as a result of not getting enough rest, someone may make a change and once and for all and choose to get some sleep for a change.
Sleep timing is controlled by thecircadian clock, sleep-wakehomeostasis, and in humans, within certain bounds, willed behavior. The circadian clock—an inner timekeeping, temperature-fluctuating, enzyme-controlling device—works in tandem withadenosine, a neurotransmitter that inhibits many of the bodily processes associated with wakefulness. Adenosine is created over the course of the day; high levels of adenosine lead to sleepiness. In diurnal animals, sleepiness occurs as the circadian element causes the release of the hormone melatonin and a gradual decrease in core body temperature. The timing is affected by one’s chronotype. It is the circadian rhythm that determines the ideal timing of a correctly structured and restorative sleep episode.
– Memory lapses or loss
– Severe yawning
– Symptoms similar to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
– Impaired moral judgement
– Decreased reaction time and accuracy
– Risk of Diabetes Type 2
– Growth suppression
– Risk of obesity
– Decreased temperature
– Increased heart rate variability
– Risk of heart disease
– Impaired immune system
Sleep is a natural recurring state characterized by reduced or absent waking consciousness, relatively suspended sensory activity, and inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles. It is distinguished from quietwakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, and is more easily reversible than being in hibernation or a coma. Sleep is a heightened anabolic state, accentuating the growth and rejuvenation of the immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems.
Sleeping is the absolute thing that everything else depends on in our lives to carry out the rest of the day. Studies show that most people only get an average of 4-5 hours of sleep.. 7- 8 is healthy, there is work to do in this area.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
Herbs to get you to sleep safely~