Over the pas few years, the number of Americans who get less than 8 hours of sleep has significantly increased. More precisely, Americans get an average of 6.7 hours of sleep during a weekday.
Sleeping just one hour less sleep at night has a huge impact on your body because 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.
There are many serious health issues which are triggered by lack of sleep.
Studies have shown that people who 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 recent study from the European Heart Journal which included 475,000 people discovered that those who have short sleep cycles face an increased risk of developing or dying from a coronary heart disease by 48%, and increased risk of developing and dying from a 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 more than 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 people who get insufficient sleep have a higher risk of 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 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 on 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 helps in providing a good night 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.
What do you need (ingredients):
- 5 tsp of natural, raw honey;
- 1 tsp of pink Himalayan salt.
How to make it (preparation):
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 nutrients which help the body to re-charge and recover from the hard day. Honey is high in glucose which is very important for the body since it 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.