Studies have shown that sleep and immune health are inextricably tied to each other. Sleep enables the immune system to fight infection more effectively and it can also aid in recovery if you are feeling unwell.
Unfortunately, it’s easy to take our sleep for granted until we start to feel unwell. All it takes is a stuffy nose to prevent us from being able to sleep comfortably. When the nose is blocked, we unconsciously breathe through our mouth, often resulting in snoring and waking during the night with a dry mouth or throat. But a few simple tips, such as having a warm shower and wearing a nasal dilator, can help you get the shut-eye you need.
While you’re dreaming away, your body is actually hard at work healing and repairing itself so that you wake up feeling stronger and healthier.
With fewer demands on your body when you sleep, it has time to recover from the stresses of the day and perform restorative tasks that reset your energy, hormone, and stress levels.
Poor sleep can have a major effect on the life of a snorer’s partner including feeling tired, irritable, moody and burnout. It can also affect their ability to concentrate and be productive during their working day.
Snoring can also result in relationship strain and even deep resentment. Partners tend to blame the snorer for preventing them from getting good shuteye, while snorers resent their partner for making an issue out of their snoring and for the elbow in the ribs during the night to stop the snoring.
But our go-go-go lifestyles and the temptations of technology often keep us from surrendering to sleep even when our bodies and brains beg for it. This imbalance of sleep and wakefulness has a price to pay, both short and long-term, and the consequences are evident in the current global epidemic of sleep deficiency.
When you don’t get enough sleep for even one night, you wake up groggy, craving coffee and likely have trouble focusing throughout the day.
Sleep is often seen as a luxury rather than a necessity in today’s fast-paced world. Not only are we plugged in 24/7, we’re driven by deadlines and a fear of missing out so there’s always something better or more urgent that needs doing.
But getting a good night’s sleep can make all the difference to our day-to-day lives. It can have a tremendous impact on our performance at work, school, or gym. It also affects how we interact with those around us. From mood stability and concentration to immune health and muscle recovery, sleep is vital to waking life.
Sleep is a fascinating and essential part of life. Sleep should come easily and naturally but for many of us good sleep is elusive.
After a long and busy day, when we finally hit the bed it can be hard to slow down our minds and allow sleep to take over. At other times, we fall into an exhausted sleep only to wake during the night, sometimes several times, and find sleep is suddenly well beyond our reach.
Attention sleepyheads! The World Sleep Society is issuing a global call to action about the importance of healthy sleep on Friday, March 13, 2020, the annual World Sleep Day. It’s time to stop thinking about sleep and actually do it. Commemorate World Sleep Day by learning how to get a good night’s rest. This may […]
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