“Chronic sleep deprivation takes about 16 years off your life…”
Quality of life (QOL), according to Britannica, is the degree to which an individual is healthy, comfortable, and able to participate in or enjoy life events. Our team at Sleep Remedy is here to improve your quality of life, one night of deep, rejuvenating sleep at a time.
Gift-giving is a beautiful thing for both the giver and receiver. It’s a way to acknowledge and appreciate that special person just a little more than usual. During the Holidays, we tend to think, the bigger the better. We know it’s easy to fall into the mindset of making this year more extravagant than the last.
What if we were to think a little more simply about gift-giving and bring it back to the foundations of health and wellness? What does it take for Mom to actually enjoy and reap all the benefits from taking a weekend vacation for herself or that special date night out with her partner?
Sleep and recovery are what we are getting at here. If the body and mind aren’t getting those crucial hours of deep, rejuvenating sleep, all the extras we try to do for ourselves, self-care-wise, aren’t working the magic they could if we were able to start every single day well-rested.
This Mother’s Day we challenge you to peel back all the layers of gift-giving and get back to the foundations of what it takes to enjoy all of life’s simple pleasures.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! ❤️
Sleep & Women’s Health
My philosophy for wellness is simple; in order to optimize our health and get the most out of our bodies and minds, we must live more closely to the way we evolved as a species. I believe that many diseases and disorders that we accept as “inevitable” in modern society are unnecessary complications of poor sleeping habits, living in a toxic environment, eating foods we were not designed to digest, and allowing stress to overwhelm us.
My passion is to help my patients and clients achieve the highest quality of life possible and realize their health, performance, and longevity goals.
Because the need for sleep is such a critical component to any type of optimization, I have often felt that my work with sleep might be immune to this universality. It turns out that I was wrong. Over the past 10 years of being a frontrunner in the sleep-health space, a lot of my tactics and beliefs shifted.
That said, one thing that has remained constant is the core data that keeps coming from the research over and over again: adults need around 7.5 hours of sleep per night to perform at their peak.
As with every aspect of health and wellness, women and men differ in a variety of ways. In fact, at very early ages, women report having poorer sleep quality and have a higher risk of insomnia than men.
One of the main contributing factors in the differences between women and men revolves around the variation in reproductive hormones. Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers. They carry information and instructions from one set of cells to another. In very high hormonal fluctuation phases, like the menstrual cycle, women and girls experience changes in circadian rhythm and sleep architecture. Without the knowledge that these types of hormonal changes can alter sleep, women are left feeling fatigued, helpless, and desperate for answers. Without adequate sleep, a cascade of negative events follows, altering women’s ability to recover and feel their absolute best.
In a study found in the National Library of Medicine, the correlation between sleep and women’s health was analyzed, with specific considerations to menstruation, pregnancy, postpartum, and the menopausal transition. All huge periods of time in a woman’s lifespan. The study found that women who are menstruating report poorer sleep quality and greater sleep disturbance during the premenstrual week compared to other phases of the menstrual cycle. If you are a woman reading this, you know just how drastic these hormonal fluctuations can be and all the side effects that come along with it.
“ Insomnia is also among the most common health complaints that are reported by perimenopausal women. Women are particularly vulnerable to developing insomnia disorder during these times of reproductive hormonal change.”
Without proper education and knowledge surrounding sleep and all the complex internal and external factors that can alter it, many are left searching for answers and experimenting with sleeping drugs and pills that do more harm than good.
We are here to provide real and reliable educational resources, so you feel empowered enough to take the best action for you and your body.
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