Ferndale Yoga, massage, meditation and wellness
In today's fast paced society we try to add more and more things to our day. It seems between work, personal, & social media we can have up to 3-4 emails to check daily, and our daily tasks would make people from years ago think we were some type of super humans! I know I've mastered the art of multi-tasking & sometimes find myself checking my emails while watching the news, feeding the dogs, doing the dishes & brushing my teeth! I'm the first one to say I wish there were more hours in the day, but one thing I love is going to bed! For some, after a full day at work, picking up the kids, shopping, making dinner, helping with homework & getting the kids to bed I'm sure leaves just enough time to watch the late night news before bed. One way people try to make their days longer is to cut back on sleep. But some don't realize just how important sleep really is for you & the vital functions that take place during sleep. According to the National Institute of Health adults need between 7.5 & 9 hours of sleep EVERY night. Although impossible for some, consistency is the key-and skimping on sleep can have more effects than you know.
Chronic sleep deprivation can effect many things, including your every day waking life. When we sleep our body & mind go through very important processes. Deep sleep renews the body by repairing muscle & tissues as well as build up energy you need for the next day. Alcohol or nicotine before bed may have an effect on whether you experience a deep sleep cycle, so best to avoid those too late in the day. REM sleep renews the mind & plays a big role in learning & memory. According to a research at Harvard University during sleep the brain goes through a process call memory consolidation where it commits new information learned that day to memory. The brain also replenishes neurotransmitters including dopamine & serotonin, which help elevate your mood during the day.
If you miss sleep regularly it may effect the way your body processes carbohydrates and could contribute to weight gain & possible hypertension. Other effects include a decreased immune system leading to frequent illness, our ability to handle stress, plus reduced creativity & problem solving skills, which could effect your role at work! If all of that isn't enough, it also makes you cranky! So when you get sleepy, that is because your body's reaction to the lack of sunlight is to produce the hormone melatonin that makes you tired. When there is daylight your body inhibits melatonin production which helps keep you alert. Your body is smart, people, listen to it! So make your bed a wonderful welcoming place to end your day, if you wish add lots of cushy pillows and a sound machine if that helps you relax before bed. Getting enough sleep is another way to take care of your mind, body & spirit, so be mindful you are getting enough. And don't forget other things like yoga, meditation & massage therapy can help regulate and improve sleep! So sweet dreams and get some shut eye!
Nurture your mind, body & spirit~Namaste
Hello lovelies. I hope you enjoy my journey of discovering my magick and Divine Feminine along with health, wealth of spirit and evolution. I am happy to share my experiences with you to heal, love, and evolve. Namaste-Heather aka Akasha Rae