The number of sleeping hours has been decreasing over the recent years and reached 6-7 hours per night in both men and women. Only one hour makes a big difference to your body as during the day your body makes efforts to keep up with you and for that reason it needs a proper amount of time to get some rest, recuperate and get sufficient energy in order to make it through the following day. This is not just a momentary state which can be easily be repaired by coffee (this is only good on the short run). There are a lot of serious health issues which are triggered by lack of sleep. Studies have shown that people that do not get enough sleep (less than 6 hours per night) are facing an increased risk of heart diseases.
Not enough or too much sleep cause health issues
A study from the European Heart Journal from 2011 which included 475,000 people discovered that those that have short sleep cycles face an increased risk of developing or dying from coronary heart disease by 48%, and increased risk of developing and dying from stroke by 15%. They also discovered that there is a link between some ailments and people who sleep long, thus long sleepers (people who sleep above 9 hours per night) face an increased risk of developing or dying from a coronary heart disease by 38%, as well as an increased risk of developing or dying from a stroke by 65%. This shows that sleep requires balance.
Another study showed that if people get insufficient sleep then that will lead to increased blood pressure. The body utilizes the time while you are asleep to decrease the level of blood pressure. Thus a shortened amount of sleep will make it hard for the body to regulate this and lower blood pressure, leading to increased blood pressure.
Daily distractions and technology
Work, family and different situations do not make it easier for us to get some good night’s sleep. This was not characteristic for the previous generations. What contributes to this state is the continuous use of technology for which we do not have even the time to think about it. There are a lot of sleeping aids in the market, however, they are all artificial and can lead to addiction. Luckily, the nature is rich in beneficial resources which assist us in such situations.
The ultimate sleep recipe
We have a simple recipe which includes only 2 ingredients and help in providing a good night’s sleep. It makes the body feel relaxed and will help it recuperate from the hard day very easy. You will wake up fresh and ready for new challenges.
- 5 tsp of natural, raw honey;
- 1 tsp of pink Himalayan salt.
How to prepare it: mix all the ingredients in a glass jar. Take a little amount of it and put it under your tongue every evening before going to bed, letting it be dissolved naturally.
This mixture can be made in any amount you want and you have to make sure that the ratio is 5:1. The combination is good due to the Himalayan salt being rich in nutrients as it contains over 80 minerals and vital elements used by the body in performing different processes. There are also nourishments which help the body to re-change and recover from the hard day. While the honey is high in glucose that is very significant for the body as is supplies the body cells with energy. The combination of these ingredients will increase the levels of serotonin in the body and will help eliminate stress naturally, getting the best sleep.