Get Your Beauty Sleep

Jan 25, 2018 | Naturopathy


NATUROPATHIC WISDOM from The Living Well Studio’s resident Naturopath Shannon McNeil

Did you know your body heals, repairs and detoxifies during sleep.

It is the recovery time for the body.

Identifying and treating sleep disturbances can improve many health conditions. Good sleep will manage your weight, reduce inflammation, make you look and feel more beautiful and improve your sex life!

Sleep is essentially a vital physiologic process with important restorative functions, yet it has become an elusive priority for many of us today. Like the song ‘I will sleep when I’m dead’    we often become too busy to place any importance on this amazing component for remaining healthy.

In 1910 the average sleep was 9 hours, today we manage an average of 7 hours.

Research is mounting about sleep’s association with chronic disease including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression and even digestive complaints.

Top tips for a better night’s sleep

➢ Get at least 8 hours most nights

➢ Ideal bedtime is around 10pm

➢ Reduce alcohol intake – excess alcohol may put you to sleep but affects your restorative deep sleep

➢ Avoid caffeine after midday

NATUROPATHIC WISDOM from The Living Well Studio’s resident Naturopath Shannon McNeil


 

 

 

Did you know your body heals, repairs and detoxifies during sleep.

It is the recovery time for the body.

Identifying and treating sleep disturbances can improve many health conditions. Good sleep will manage your weight, reduce inflammation, make you look and feel more beautiful and improve your sex life!

Sleep is essentially a vital physiologic process with important restorative functions, yet it has become an elusive priority for many of us today. Like the song ‘I will sleep when I’m dead’    we often become too busy to place any importance on this amazing component for remaining healthy.

In 1910 the average sleep was 9 hours, today we manage an average of 7 hours.

Research is mounting about sleep’s association with chronic disease including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression and even digestive complaints.

Top tips for a better night’s sleep

➢ Get at least 8 hours most nights

➢ Ideal bedtime is around 10pm

➢ Reduce alcohol intake – excess alcohol may put you to sleep but affects your restorative deep sleep

➢ Avoid caffeine after midday