The value of sleep is highly underrated and undervalued. Sleep is a time when the body resets itself. We do our most healing when we sleep, children do their most healing and growing when they sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause weight gain, alter mood, adversely affect memory, increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, decrease immunity, decrease sex drive and increases the risk of accidents. Symptoms of sleep deprivation can be brain fog, depression/anxiety, headaches, blurred vision, decreased pain tolerance, decreased libido, fatigue, increased agitation/moodiness, impaired motor skills.
Healthy sleep habits are essential. Adults require 7 - 8 hours of healthy, uninterrupted sleep. So many things can adversely affect your ability to achieve healthy sleep:
- Work Environment
- Sleep Environment
- Sleep Apnea
- Hormone Imbalances
- Poor Sleep Hygiene
Resolving sleep issues can range from hormone balancing, to exercise, to different supplements which can improve sleep. Don't overlook the power of a healthy sleep!!