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SLEEP, that wonderful state of rest which recharges our bodies, makes our minds alert for the next day and gives us that escape to fascinating places and people in our dreams.
But, as we grow older our levels of Melatonin decrease in our brains and coupled with a stressful lifestyle we rarely get the needed 7 to 8 hours of sleep our bodies and brains require.
Daily exercise and a healthy diet is one of the best ways to ensure we are able to sleep properly. Yet, many of us use a glass or two of wine to unwind or we take a sleeping pill which really is the worst thing you can do on a regular basis.
Follow these simple changes in your evening routine to get better sleep:
- No alcohol or food within three hours of bedtime.
- Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.
- No TV or smartphone or iPad in bed.
- Keep the bedroom on the cool side, and make the room dark.
- Stop thinking about the day and meditate yourself into a comfort zone.
Still can’t sleep well? Then consider Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) every other day for three weeks. WBC is very well known to release Endorphins into the blood stream.
Web MD states: “Endorphins act as analgesics, which mean they diminish the perception of pain. They also act as sedatives. They are manufactured in your brain, spinal cord, and many other parts of your body and are released in response to brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. The neuron receptors endorphins bind to are the same ones that bind some pain medicines. However, unlike with morphine, the activation of these receptors by the body’s endorphins does not lead to addiction or dependence. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as “euphoric.” That feeling, known as a “runner’s high,” can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life.”
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