Interrupted nights. Groggy mornings. Low energy days. Your brain health is suffering, and it could be due to poor sleeping habits.
Sleep Cleans Your Brain
Sleep is essential to healthy brain function. Your brain needs 7-9 hours of sleep each night to get rid of toxic protein built up during the day. This process is called Autophagy.
Think of it as a nightly cleaning crew for your body, cleaning up the toxins and refreshing your brain cells for tomorrow.
Your brain needs a full night’s rest to get the blood flow going. Without healthy blood flow to your brain, you run the risk of losing focus and judgement, and increase your chances of experiencing brain fog and memory loss.
Other long-term effects of sleep deprivation include: loss of sex drive, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.
What You Can Do to Get Better Sleep
Here are a few of things you can do to encourage a full, uninterrupted night’s rest and wake up feeling refreshed:
- Adjust the temperature – The ideal room temperature for optimal sleep is between 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Your body naturally eases into a lower temperature when the sleeping process begins. Encourage a regular sleep cycle by cooling the room down before sleep.
- Regular supplement intake – Taking supplements every day can help support your body’s natural relaxation response and promote optimal sleep. Look for supplements that have magnesium and melatonin. These have calming effects and can help ease those racing thoughts that tend to keep you awake at night.
- Declutter and decompress – Just as your brain puts time aside to prepare your body for the day, you can physically do this too! Too much clutter is a sensory overload. A cluttered environment impairs your decision-making ability, induces stress, and has a strong effect on mood.
Practice these techniques regularly and start waking up more focused and more energized.
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