The latest, from Loughborough University’s sleep research Centre, is that if you don’t sleep along enough or well enough, you won’t just mess up your memory, immune system and your body’s natural response to stress, but you’ll also bugger up the genes that control your metabolism, which is why people who don’t sleep so well, tend to be overweight or diabetic.
And we’re talking about people who sleep less than 6 hours a night, either because they can’t stay asleep any longer than that, or because the sleep they do have is disrupted. That’s many of us, isn’t it? It’s a serious issue, and something we should pay attention to.
The 700 or so genes affected by poor sleep are thought to increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, stress and depression, not to mention, speedup the ageing process.
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Watch this presentation, learn more about insomnia and find out how you can sleep better. You might be surprised by some of the things that help cause the problem.
Many people suffer from short term to long term insomnia but they do not know what to do about it. This short presentation will give you an insight into some of the underlying causes of insomnia, and offers you a solution.
Here’s a really interesting exercise you can try – see if it helps you to wind down and get a good night’s sleep. Let me know how you get on.
When you have trouble sleeping you can try to use your thoughts to calm your mind but that just seems to add to your sleep anxiety. Instead, use these simple exercise and use you body to calm you thoughts, stop thinking so much, and get a good night’s sleep.