January 9, 2010

Healthy Sleeping - Basic Information

Healthy sleeping is one of the most important factors for our health. Generally the sleep is a kind of regeneration process of all live beings.

If you want to be healthy, you have to sleep well. If you will not, there are many bad results:

  • The night without a sleep decreases the level of white blood cells (leukocytes) minus 30 percent.

    Leukocytes are the most important protection to any disease. So if you have one night without a sleep and you will be in contact with stronger amount of viruses, you will be probably ill in following week.

    If you want to have some night party, it is recommended to support your immunity with multivitamins or/and amino-acids before and after. The simplest way to have a tea from Vilcacora (Uncaria tomentosa), the plant that highly increase the immune system activity.

    Do not have a party if you are not in good health condition.

  • Longer period without healthy sleep causes psychical disorders.

    If you are sleeping, the brain cleans your stress results, stabilizes your memory and regenerate your psychic abilites. After few days of very bad sleep (or sleep is absent), your intellect goes down very quickly also your memory and you can start some psychical disorders as depressions, anxieties, etc. If you live in highly stress environment (manager profession, bad family conditions, problems with your partners), the requirement of sleep is higher, because your brain must hold more negative factors.

    If you have psychic problems, sleep better and more hours, otherwise your problems will be worse.

Average human sleeps about 8 hours a day, but individually the requirement of sleep is from 4 to 12 hours. Try to experiment with the amount of sleep, if you wake up, you must feel well and fresh till 5 minutes you are on your legs. If not, your sleep was not well.

Remember, that the deepest sleep is about 2 a.m., better sleep is if there is a dark outside and human biological clock expects the sleep between 22 p.m. and 7.00 a.m. in average.

In some of the next post I will show you some good sleeping positions and tricks for good sleep.