Read what happens to our bodies if we don’t sleep
It’s 9:00. You have recently started work but you are already thinking about when to go for coffee, the third of the day. You feel your face swollen and your eyes rimmed with black, a clear sign that you didn’t sleep the other night, like the one before and the one before. Over there, not far from your office, the details of an important project are being discussed, you would like to get up to intervene, but your only thought is a cup of hot coffee rich in sugar. Sleeping a little hurts, you repeat it to yourself every day and every evening you promise yourself to go to sleep early to be charged in the morning, but in the end you never make it and the rare times you manage to fall asleep, you wake up continuously during the night.
Maybe you started suffering from insomnia.
The good news is that there are several natural remedies to get a good night’s sleep. In this article we deepen:
What is it and what are the causes of insomnia
Insomnia is a sleep disorder, during which the hours in which you are able to rest decrease and those in which you finally fall asleep no longer have the ability to refresh you. It is easy for you to feel more tired when you wake up than when you went to rest. Is that so?
In some cases it can be sporadic, in others, however, it can become persistent, significantly affecting the state of general well-being. It can be of three types:
- Initial: when you have difficulty falling asleep
- Central: if sleep is interrupted by continuous awakenings
- Terminal: When you wake up really too early
Very often the disorder is linked to a stressful life event that takes place in the mind and prevents you from relaxing. Other times it can be the consequence of anxiety or small changes in the mood.
In these cases, plant extracts such as Hawthorn, Giuggiolo, Griffonia and Lemon Balm can be a valid help to remove from the mind the tensions and negative thoughts that afflict it and resume with the right energy the carrying out of daily activities.
After a while that you take them on, the pace of work will seem less exhausting and the threshold of your concentration will increase considerably and you will feel you are also performing more at work.
The important thing is that they are in the form of titrated dry extracts, the most concentrated form of processing of a plant, as you can find them in the Relax Mind supplement, the supplement created to support you during periods of prolonged stress and working days too heavy.
What happens if you don’t sleep?
Not sleeping at night is bad for our body, memory, cognitive abilities in general, the intestinal system and also the appearance of our skin and hair are affected.
A study has shown how the consolidation of memory is closely linked to the achievement of the REM phase, during which the body slowly abandons itself but the mind remains active to regenerate and ready to give you extraordinary dreams. In this phase, the neuronal networks responsible for the consolidation of memories are activated.
Insomnia is not only responsible for your dark circles, but also for wrinkles and a dull complexion.
The skin takes advantage of the night’s rest to renew itself and protect itself from external aggressions and free radicals by producing antioxidants that repair damage, production that drops dramatically when we can’t sleep.
Our dermatological conditions are therefore closely linked to sleep disorders.
The intestine, as you well know, is our second brain, and the first to be affected by our emotional states. A lack of sleep or a prolonged stressful situation can cause cramps, pains and swelling that generate a further state of discomfort which certainly does not help much in achieving a satisfactory sleep.
It is possible to intervene on this delicate and vulnerable part of our body both by taking plants capable of relieving stress, and plant extracts capable of restoring normal gastro-intestinal functions. Mallow, Lemon Balm, Dandelion, Ginger and Fennel work synergistically in the Colonsan Enhanced Formula supplement to help you fight spasms, pains and strains due to swelling.
How many hours do you need to sleep to feel good?
The hours of sleep that each of us needs change from person to person and depend on factors such as age, lifestyle, the work we do and also the quality of sleep.
In general, for adults between 26 and 64 recommends 7 to 9 hours of rest per night. While for the elderly the recommended number of hours is from 7 to 8 hours per night.
So no, sleeping 6 hours a night is not enough for our health, although imagine that if you are reading this article that would be a goal for you too!
Natural remedies for sleep deprivation
When you suffer from insomnia the first thing to do is try to induce sleep using natural products and correct your lifestyle. About to say something you may not like, but absolutely ban the use of cell phones, pads, and computers before going to sleep.
Go to bed only when you feel really tired and prepare a cozy room, with soft and silent light, or by playing soft relaxing music in the background.
You can also drink a relaxing herbal tea you will see that not only rest will be beneficial, but also the spirit! Herbal teas are useful and pleasant, but their effect is very mild.
Also in this case, resorting to titrated dry extracts of the best plants to promote a healthy night’s rest, such as Valerian, Escolzia, Luppolo and Lime is one of the best choices you can make!
And if you want to give your body and mind a hand to rest, our best advice is to wish you a Serene Night, a natural remedy that, as Morpheus would do, will lead you to deep and relaxing sleep.