Sleep – The Anti-Aging Pill
I have always worked the midnight shift for over 2o years. I know sleep is important but I often went with out to participate in family events or do the things that were going on in the day time hours – then at night feel like I was going to crash, and did.
Sleep is one key link to staying health, younger and focused. Just as your vehicle’s
engine requires fresh, clean oil every 3,000 miles to run smoothly, your body
requires time to repair. When we sleep, our cells undergo repair or are replaced
by newly generated, healthier cells – so that the vital functions operate efficiently.
This deep sleep process reverses the aging curse every night
I got an email from Shane Ellison today about sleep and aging that I found very interesting. For many years I have used products to help boost my energy and protect my health working the long night shift hours and it has worked for me. However, nothing replaces good sleep.
Shocking Link Between Sleep and Aging
Shane said: Recent studies on sleep have once again confirmed my stance on sleep: Deep sleep slows the aging process.
500 participants were monitored over a 5 year period. Calcification (a disruptive process in the arteries that leads to) was measured regularly.
Researchers found that those who got deeper, more relaxing sleep, had “lower calcification incidence independent of examined potential mediators and confounders.”
In fact, just one small increase in sleep duration, had a huge benefit! Check this quote out direct from the scientists who published the results:
“We have found a robust and novel association between objectively measured sleep duration and 5-year incidence of. One hour more of sleep decreased the estimated odds of calcification by 33%.”
Decreasing calcification and heart disease by that much is far better than any one single drug or even nutritional supplement!
But getting proper sleep does more than ward off heart disease.
Deep sleep curbs appetite throughout the day. It conquers depression and anxiety. And it also yields “hormonal intelligence,” thereby balancing our hormones naturally.
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Angela Brooks has worked in a state-funded psychiatric hospital in Kentucky for 21 years as a nurse, assisting sometimes-dangerous patients who come in shackled and cuffed. At AngelaBrook.com, she offers stories of life on the inside of a psychiatric ward, and the site, as well as her company, offers support for nurses in the mental health field and helps them bring passion into their role at work.
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* Please note: I am not here to CURE, DIAGNOSE, Treat or suggest replacements for what a doctor prescribes. The names used in this post are not the real names of the people being mentioned – I am sharing my nursing adventures with you.
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