Sleep is Paramount to Good Health

Although we know that Chamomile tea helps with getting sleep and other various sleep disorders, the question is how much sleep do we need? We all know that we need a goodnight’s rest and we also know that NOT getting sleep can lead to fatigue, physical or psychological effects on the body. Fatigue is not just feeling tired, it’s the body’s way of signaling that… Hello: I cannot operate under this current condition. So, of course getting to sleep resolves that issue. Brain fatigue can be very dangerous. The mind can handle only short periods of time with sleep disruptions. Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to dysfunctional motor movements, an inability to talk in normal speech patterns, and eventually psychosis. The mind will literally “Take Over” the processing state when it cannot receive its proper rest. The emotional backlash can be severe and could lead to dangerous or even suicidal behaviors. Did you ever hear the statement ‘Leave me alone! I didn’t get enough sleep last night so I can’t deal with this right now. My question is this. How in the hell do you lose sleep? Are you losing your mind? Or you did not know where you put it? Or is it in fact under your pillow. Either way YOU MUST GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP!

HOW MUCH SLEEP IS NEEDED

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The fact is we are all different, Says Michael H. Bonnet, Ph.D. and Director of the Sleep Laboratory at Dayton, Ohio Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. You need enough sleep, whether you need, six, seven eight, nine or even ten hours of sleep every night varies with the individual and indeed is up for a debate. The importance of getting adequate sleep is not debatable. Sleep loss increases the risk of HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, WEIGHT GAIN AND HEART DISEASE. Sleep loss impairs performance and causes mood swings according to the report. Sleep deprivation can have deadly consequence such as falling asleep at the wheel while driving, Bonnet says. So how much sleep is needed depends on the age of the individual and can range from infant at four months to eleven months to an older adult who is over 65 years of age and beyond. See study done which took over two years by the National Sleep Foundation, or you can read the research paper published in Sleep Health. I believe that when you sleep it gives your body not only the needed rest requirement but 1) helps digest your food, 2) transports and reinforces all the nutrients you have given it in the last 24 hours putting those nutrients where they belong in the body, and 3) heals the cells at the molecular level, especially in the brain where you might of broken a blood vessel or two and repairs the brain and the body. So, get some sleep people. We all need it to remain and maintain our daily lives.

Bottom line people, WE NEED SOME GOOD SLEEP! I as an older adult (so they say- but not really- we will show THEM WHO IS OLD! We need a minimum of six good hours of sleep every day of our lives. SO, GET SOME NEEDED SLEEP!

SLEEP AND TEA

Chamomile is an herb that people have used for centuries. People in the United States probably know it as the tea to calm an upset stomach or most importantly help with Sleep.