Tuesday, 28 February 2012
"Health is wealth" is a ubiquitous phrase that stick to my mind. Somehow, I did not realize that a good night's sleep of 7 hours can ward off heart diseases and other health conditions.
Really, I could not figure out how does getting a good night's sleep manages to prevent us from succumbing to heath problems. Somehow, the study shows that diabetes may occur if the circadian rhythm of human is thrown off. According to ScienceDaily, a circadian rhythm is a roughly 24 hour cycle in the physiological processes of living beings.
Artificial light in the room and sleeping after 2AM can get rid and disturb our natural circadian rhythm in the body. The disrupting of circadian rhythm due to artificial light may stop the production of melatonin. It is a fact that melatonin is vital in fighting cancer and regulate our body. Without melatonin, the body is missing something important and this is not a good thing.
In order not to lose the melatonin in the body, we must sleep before 12AM. Really, sometimes we can never have consistent sleeping time when there are tasks to be completed. So here's the tips to sleep better that I'd found here to boost melatonin production:
1. Turn off television and computer
2. Avoid bright light before bed
3. Use a flashlight to go to the bathroom at night
Prevention is better than cure. It is better to practice it in order to stay healthy.
How do you make sure you're getting enough sleep? What's your go-to sleep remedy?