The healing properties of sleep are amazing.
Medical science has only recently started to unravel the myriad health effects of sleep and the major biological mechanisms behind it. Sleep quality or dysfunction may be a significant trigger in your health because it influences circadian rhythms (biological clock) and homeostasis (physiological balance) and turns on inflammation.
“Sleep is the golden chain that binds health and our bodies together.”
Sleep is one of the most overlooked and undervalued factors of health, and it’s a core component of the Wellness Warrior program. We want you be so good at sleep that you can do it with your eyes closed.
An important way to begin to understand the concept of sleep is to first look at what the function of sleep is. Consider this within the context of our society that casts adequate sleep as a weak habit of low-performers. This in contrast to the “go getters” in our culture that proclaim, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead!” and are proud for getting away with six or less hours of sleep a night. A Wellness Warrior understands and prioritizes rest and recovery for peak human performance, and you will too.
Early to Bed and Early to Rise Makes a Wellness Warrior Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise
The research is quite clear: Sleep literally affects every aspect of your health, well-being, physiology, and both physical and mental performance. Here are just a few highlights of what happens during a quality night of sleep:
- Stress hormone cortisol decreases.
- Restorative growth hormone increases.
- Memories are consolidated.
- Tissues repair & regenerate.
- Immune system is activated.
- Lymphatic waste is removed.
- Neurotransmitters are balanced.
Disruptions of your Circadian System
What happens when your circadian rhythm is disrupted? Not surprisingly, when there are sleep issues or disturbances, your circadian clock is compromised, and your mental and physical performance is greatly diminished. The result is excessive sleepiness, brain fog, poor motor control, slowed reflexes, irritability, and a wellness worrywart.
We provide you with a complete sleep appraisal that identifies any of your sleep issues and signs of sleep disturbances. Your Wellness Warrior Rx provides remedies for sleep improvement based on your score and effective implementation strategies. This will improve your sleep and your quality of life, moving you another step closer to achieving Wellness Warrior status!