Good Health Tip Of The Day

By | July 7, 2013

Good Health Tip Of The Day

Today’s good health tip of the day we will discuss sleep!  In today’s society where we never really see complete darkness, sleep is the forgotten good health practice.  According to Dr. Osborne, and many other health practioners sleep must be considered a health nutrient rather than something we must do.

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We must get better sleep for our good health.  Rob Wolfe said in an interview I listened to months ago and I am paraphrasing, if people got more sleep most of the health problems would go away.

Humans are not nocturanl.  It is not in our best interest to be up after the sun goes down.  I know not possible in today’s world.  There is so much to do, so much TV to watch, Internet to be on can not get to bed early.

Let me give you an example from Dr. Osborne what in fact can disrupt sleep.

  • Lack of exercise
  • Too much stress (physical, chemical, emotional)
  • Too much caffiene – drinking caffiene after 2pm
  • Muliple medications
  • Eating the wrong food – Wheat
  • Going to bed late
  • Overweight (sleep apnea)
  • Not enough sunshine – sunshine regulates meletonin
  • Artificial lights – full spectrum light bulbs are important

Here is a quick video with Dr. Osborne as he explains how sleep will help with your good health:

Great video, right?  So now we know that we must get more sleep and especially sleep between 10pm and 2am for our  good health.  How do we do that?

Here are a couple of ideas:

•Get to sleep by 10:30 pm.  Take the hour before bedtime to ind down prior to falling asleep. Turn down the lights, turn off the computeres.  Physical Repair is between 10:00 pm and 2am.  After 2am the immune/repair energies are more focused on mental repair, which lasts until we awaken.
•Minimize the exposure to bright lights,(fluorescent lights, at least 2 hours before going to bed.)
•Sleep in a completely dark room.
•Avoid the consumption of stimulants (caffeine, sugar and nicotine) after lunch.
•Be very mindful of desserts at dinner containing alcohol, sugar and or caffeine again these might stimulate and cause trouble sleeping.
•Eat balanced meals, particularly at dinner.
•Drink plenty of water, dehydration causes the body to feel stressed and the stress hormones are awakening hormones.
•Exercise.  This will help you sleep better at night.  Do be aware of the time of day you train, intense training after dinner can increase cortisol levels making it hard to get to sleep.
•Consider moving electrical appliances in your bedroom to the other side of the room from the bed.
So there you have it.  For me going to bed for 10pm is the biggest challenge for my good health.  How about you?  Do you get to sleep before 10pm for your good health?
Share your comments below!
Let today be your day!  Talk soon,

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5 thoughts on “Good Health Tip Of The Day

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting Stacy. Never doomed. One way to make improvements in sleep is to target a few minutes each day until you achieve success. Let me know if I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

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  1. Tamsin

    I’m a great believer in getting a good night’s sleep and I intend going to bed by 10pm every night……… but it never seems to happen 🙁 I’m working on it!
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  2. Joy Healey

    I am SOOO bad in this respect. 2am would be an early night for me, and even then I often lay awake until 4:30am. Problem is it’s only after 10pm that I seem to get peace and quiet to do anything productive.

    I’ve been trying to go to bed earlier, better try even harder 🙁 Useful tips to work on. Thanks.
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    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      It is better to be asleep at 10:00 and be awake at 4:00 to get work done. Let me know if I can help. Wendy

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