Insomnia Is Bad For Your Health

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Insomnia Is Bad For Your Health

There are several ways in which insomnia is bad for your health. Specific nutritional deficiencies can cause a terrible sleep quality (more on those below). If you don’t get a good night’s deep sleep, wouldn’t you love to know how to get better rest right now? Here, you’ll learn about NATIVE REST.

Lack of sleep will:

  • Accelerate aging
  • Lead to weight gain because of endocrine imbalance
  • May result in an increase in anxiety
  • Can cause depression
  • Mental confusion
  • Even lead to such conditions as drastic as cancer because of high inflammation levels

This is such an important issue that the Auto Club’s Westways magazine (November/December 2018) reports that considerable research has gone into improving hotel beds. The Four Seasons chain has partnered with the Simmons Bedding Company to provide their guests with a cooling-core mattress. Their housekeepers also leave an eight inch pocket for toe space when they tuck in the top sheet.

Author Paul Zieke mentions the he wears a sleep shade (to provide real darkness) to sleep.

Princess Cruises will have updated out forty-four thousand state rooms with new plush mattresses and sleep kits (shades, earplugs, aroma rtherapy and a sleep App by Dr. Michael Breus “the sleep doctor”.)

 

How Much Do I Need To Sleep

Most health practitioners recommend eight hours sleep per night. Children and teens should get about ten.can I get better sleep in bed

Do you have one of those minds that won’t shut off when you need to sleep? This phenomena can turn your life into a constant grueling challenge, to get through every day with clarity and patience.

Trouble sleeping night…after night, after night…?

When you have difficulty sleeping night…(after night, after night), you truly suffer. Your close ones suffer, and you will end up feeling sleep deprived at work and develop anxiety about your work performance.

It’s a progression. You have trouble sleeping at night, and then you become more and more anxious about why you can’t sleep at night. Eventually you work yourself into a variety of sleep anxiety disorders.That’s why I want to outline the benefits of an easy spray (under the tongue) formula NATIVE REST.

Native Rest

Click on the image to see the List of Ingredients

The Holistic Approach For Depression And Anxiety

Depression and  anxiety are factors in poor sleep. And may be caused by that too. Regardless of which came first in your case, or in your loved one’s case, your search for a holistic, and non-drug solution has brought you here.

The ingredients of Native Rest are natural products that dissipate in the body by morning, so you can wake up with no grogginess or brain fog associated with drugs prescribed for sleep.

Zinc

Zinc is a catalyst for about a hundred enzymatic reactions in body chemistry. It helps regulate hormone release, protects cell structure and aids is tissue repair while you sleep. It also is a muscle relaxant, and as a daily supplement is effective at low doses (10-20 mg a day).

The Jujube Fruit is a rock star for nutritious properties. Dried, called ‘red dates’  or ‘Chinese dates’:benefits of jujube fruit

  • Contain Vitamin C up to twenty times as much as citrus fruits
  • Is a multi mineral fruit good for potassium, magnesium, copper, calcium, niacin, iron, phosphorus and manganese
  • Enhance liver function and healthy cholesterol levels
  • Slow the growth of tumor cells related to leukemia
  • Contain both flavonoids and amino acids
  • Have a sedative, or calming affect

Jujube fruit can be eaten fresh or used dried. Moderation is imperative because they do have fructose in them.

Selenium

Selenium is very important to the brain (as well as the rest of the body!). It is anti-viral and antioxidant. It helps remove heavy metals from the body, and helps with thyroid function and mental clarity. It is effective at the micro-dose levels, meaning ‘mcg’ rather than ‘mg’.

“… when push comes to shove and selenium is deficient, the brain is the last place that selenium levels drop, suggesting that in the brain, selenium is important.”

– from Psychology Today Selenium And The Brain.

Jamaican Dogwood Benefits

Jamaican Dogwood leaves and the extract of, have shown to provide:

  • Anti-inflammatory effects
  • Antispasmodic effects
  • A small measure of cannabinoid effects (relaxing, anti-anxiety)
  • Calming affects

If you enjoy videos, this one is excellent in its discussion of sleep:

How Can I Get Better Sleep – Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone that our body produces in order to regulate our “sleep timer”.  It secretes in the evening as a signal that it’s time to get ready for bed.

Because our brain needs to reset itself itself when we sleep.

Melatonin levels drop as we age so we may need a supplement in order to get decent sleep. However, being a hormone, there are many ways that its production can get waylaid long before we are aging.

Our air, water and food is saturated with endocrine disrupters. These are chemicals that mimic hormonesendocrine disruptors in our bodies and often block our own hormones from their receptor sites or pathways.

These endocrine hijackers don’t directly suppress the production of melatonin. But they wreak havoc on your entire hormonal system from the hypothalamus (the top gland in the brain) on down. They affect your thyroid, adrenals and reproductive hormones.

This is serious stuff! Why? You can’t have one of your hormones under or over functioning without every other hormone being affected. Here’s a short list of all the elements that affect the hormones:

  • GMO pesticide-laden foods aka frankenfoods, genetically tricked out with chemicals or animal genes
  • Laundry and dish detergents that pass through our skin made from petroleum derivatives and GMO Soy
  • Feminine hygiene products bleached with chlorine (if you don’t wanna drink it, don’t put it on your skin or up your vagina)
  • Smog from factories and motor vehicles that saturate our bodies with poisonous heavy metals
  • Flame retardants on clothing, furniture, bedding and carpets (affects our pets big time)
  • Cigarettes, cigars and alcohol
  • Plastics in or on…almost everything? Including IV medicine.
  • Mercury in dental fillings and some vaccines
  • Aluminum in vaccines
  • Smoke cured products (unless you buy Liquid Smoke for flavor where the carcinogens are removed)*

I learned that from Carol Guilford author of The New Cook’s Cookbook“.

How can a person manage this onslaught? At home, filter your air and water. Buy organic and organically fed food, as much as you can. Choose wild caught fish instead of farmed fish.grass fed beef and dairy

Use glass! Glass and metal water bottles can replace plastic water bottles. Another huge subject…

Yet I digress! Get better sleep and try Native Rest to do that!

Because, there’s more! More about how insomnia is bad for your health! When you don’t sleep well your body secretes a stress hormone – cortisol.

Cortisol causes inflammation, which causes every degenerative disease known to man and it also compromises your immune system. Inflammation causes:

  • IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Cancers – all inflammation related
  • Painful muscles and joints
  • Plaque build up in arteries to counteract the inflammation
  • Plaque build up in the brain – Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Weight gain is cortisol related, i.e., bad sleep is weight gain related

Brain health vitamins can lead to a better production of melatonin, over time. So Native Rest is much more than a quick fix to fall asleep.

The combination of herbs and enzymes in this supplement will feed the body’s processes that provide you with what you need to slumber well, and gradually dissolve your sleep anxiety disorders.

Try NATIVE REST if you want better sleep.

Do you have sleep issues? What have you tried to get better sleep? I’d love to hear about it. Please leave a comment below!

16 thoughts on “Insomnia Is Bad For Your Health

  1. I think this article was written for me in!

    I really do have trouble getting to sleep,  quite often I will be lying there awake into the small hours and then find it hard to get up in the morning. I find though that  meditation helps when I can’t sleep.

    I’ve began to make slot of changes to my eating habits by eating cleaner, healthier food and drinking plenty of water. 

    Do you think I should cut caffeine out totally or have a cut of ooint through the day? 

    I’m glad to see zinc is beneficial as I’ve already started taking this supplement. 

    Your post was very insightful and shows I’m moving in the right direction.

    • Hi Darren, and thanks for leaving your input here. You are going in a good direction, and as for coffee, if you can live without it, do so. If you really can’t I recommend you have a cup in the morning and then don’t have any more. A strategy many peeps use is to mix decaf with regular, and gradually change the ratio of the mix over a few weeks.

      Soon you’ll be drinking decaf all the time, so you can still enjoy coffee.

      Here is an article I wrote about a healthy version of coffee:  https://factsaboutsaturatedfat

  2. Thank you for such a great article that gives me a better idea of what consequences I can have if I don’t improve my sleeping patterns. I usually sleep 6-7 hours and a lot of what you say makes so much sense. The stress that I’m having leads to more nights struggling to fall asleep. That can’t be good and your article is serious about it. After reading this post, I know that I must improve my sleeping habits for a better and healthier life!

    • Hi Victor, and thanks for visiting my post. Studies show that pretty well everything in your life will improve if you sleep well.

      The thing that clinched it for me was the recommended supplements, and getting UV blocker clip-ons for my bedtime reading glasses.

      Check out the video in this post I wrote: https://seniorsworkfromhomejob

      It will give you a lot of info about sleep. By a brain doctor!

  3. You’re so right, lack of sleep is really bad for your health! I’m one of those people who don’t do well on little sleep as I become really cranky and unreasonable.

    The worst thing is when you’re lying in your bed, knowing you really, really need to sleep as you have a big presentation the next day, or you’re seeing clients and can’t afford to be drowsy…the more you stress about these things the less likely you are to get the sleep you crave! It’s a crazy-making cycle.

    Apart from prowling the house at night or going to my study to work at 3 am because I can’t sleep, I try to cut out as much sugar and junk food from my diet as I can. Exercise and relaxation is also good.

    Sometimes I like to have a bubble bath tight before bed and drink a cup of chamomile tea. 

    The insomnia tends to happen in cycles with me and depends on my stress levels. At the moment, I’m not doing too badly and I’m going to continue to try and control my thoughts in a more positive direction as that seems to help me!

    • Hi Natalie. You are describing what many experience – the cycle of not sleeping, then worrying about it, and then sleeping even less. I’m glad this is only a periodic occurrence for you!

      The hot bath and herbal tea are great remedies.

      Exercise reduces stress and all the resulting irritating conditions.

      You have got it figured out!

  4. Hello K Lee. Informative Contents on your blog.

    I usually do not sleep alot. I’m in search of a way to break free financially and I do that mostly at night. Seeing the negative effects, I think I need some rest and this recommendation (Native Rest) will go a long way helping me. I love the awesome ingredients that were used in the production. And thanks for the tips to getting a better sleep.

    Thank you for sharing this

    • You are welcome Barry! Sleep is so precious, especially when we’re working extra to invest in a more comfortable and secure future.

      I hope you try some of my tips and get better sleep, if not more, right now. Cheers.

  5. This is a very good information on how Insomnia is related to so many factors. I should know being a woman in my mid 50’s and going through menopause.

    Before that I had a healthy sleep rhythm every night. Now, my sleep rhythm has become interrupted at least 2 x per night.

    I use vitamins, according to my Doctor, and I like to do more because a healthy sleep is more than just important, it is essential to an overall healthy life.

    I also will try Native Rest.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Hi Sylvia. Goodness that menopause can really mess things up, right? We quit sleeping well, then we start gaining weight (most of us) and then we have two stress sources…and it becomes a negative self-perpetuating cycle.

      That’s great that you take some vitamins to help your health. I do hope you get much better sleep henceforward!

  6. Great article. It’s something I can attest to because I can be an insomniac at times, but not all the time which is I guess a tiny step in the right direction. I like some of your recommendations as well like buying as much organic foods as possible, which is something I’ve incorporated as often as possible. Ditto for non-GMO, which I buy early and often. Thank you for the informative article. 

    • Hi Todd, thanks for your response here. Managing our nutrition takes deliberation these days!

      Managing sleep is another topic. Blocking blue light at the end of the day is top of my list right now. Good sleep will help us assimilate and benefit from the good nutrition we choose. To your health!

  7. Great post!!!  LOVED the Matt Walker video, just so much great information!  Also, I am impressed, as a vegan coach who is a Brand Partner selling organic home care, skin care, supplements etc, that you brought up organics.  I would like to add that all fish now is toxic.  The higher up the food chain, the fattier the fish etc, the more toxic.  All fish now has plastics and pharmaceutical drugs and farmed is bloody awful, over-crowded and pumped with pharmaceuticals.  I learned so much about sleep. I think we inherently realize its importance but allow work and life to tell us otherwise at our own peril.

    • Hi Suz, thank you for sharing this vital information. It is a huge tragedy that the fish have been so ruined as a food source, not to mention the reduced quality of life these creatures have in their own short time. It will be a long hard climb if the food corporations ever decide to reverse the ruin they have effected.

      I decided to start sprouting at home for a vegetable source when I read that antibiotics and other drugs could be traced in organic vegetables. The manure used for fertilizer often comes from large commercial food lots.

      Even then, the filtered water my sprouts get rinsed in is not 100% pure. No water is, even distilled.

  8. Hi K Lee,

    I really like this page. It is full of valuable information. There are a few things that I picked up on that increases my research on this matter and it has to do with the inflammation in your body. That is definitely the Culper ate of so many diseases in the body and without some sort of detox or a remedy to stop this inflammation from happening the inflammation will keep getting worse to the point of some serious disease like as you mentioned cancer being one them. 

    The other thing I noticed was the red dates or Chinese dates having huge amounts of vitamin C in them. I Know personally that huge amounts of vitamin C helps with many diseases, such as cancer. With this said does this fruit help with inflammation as well?

    Thank you for the read. It was very informative.

    Will 

    • Hi Will, thanks so much for visiting this post. Yes, Vitamin C is instrumental in fighting inflammation as well as infections. Fruits are abundant in this vitamin, and even broccoli has a good amount of it. Those Chinese red dates are a good source.

      If you’d like to learn more about it, Dr. Susan Humphries on Youtube offers a wealth of information on Vitamin C.

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