It is indeed true that “health is wealth” literally. We all work to earn and live. A healthy person can do a lot of work that also results in earning more. You can see this in rich people who are mostly workaholic. They tend to sleep less and work more. But lack of sleep has an overall impact on your health that leads to poor performance both mental and physical.
The Importance of Sleep
Time is moving fast and people tries to cope with it. Most of us are so busy that 24 hours is not enough to do all the things we want to do in a day. A survey conducted by the National Sleep and Foundation (NSF) disclosed that at least 40 million Americans are suffering from various sleeping disorders. The lack of sleep is causing daytime sleepiness that greatly affects the performance at work.
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The natural sleep-wake cycle known as circadian rhythm for every person varies.A person needs 8 hours of sleep daily while there are some individuals who are still good and perform well at 6 hours of sleep and below. Having a good sleep (8 hours or not) makes you feel refreshed and the ability to do more. Sleeping disorders, some external and internal factors affect your ability to sleep. Sleeping pills have some adverse side effects and might harm you more than it cures you. To ensure safety, it is better to patronize organic and natural options since they are cheaper and healthier.
According to the European Neurology Journal, the amount of calcium is high during our Rapid Eye Movement (REM) wherein our body is in the state of sleep. When you can’t sleep, it simply means your calcium is low. Calcium aids brain cells in creating melatonin, a natural sleep-inducing hormone in our body. Drinking a glass of kefir milk before bedtime can help you fall asleep.
The International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice conducted an evidence-based study and they have discovered that an 80mg capsule of lavender essential oil treats sleep disturbance, depression and anxiety with no side effects while the drug Prozac, which is also used for the same treatments have harmful side effects. To improve your sleep, diffuse lavender oil in your room at night. This sleeping ritual will make you relax and prepares you to sleep peacefully.
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The Significance of Memory
Our daily activities involve memory. Your capacity to retain information corresponds to your ability to deal with daily life’s struggles. A sharp mind is essential in attaining success at work and even in personal life. Your thought processes in daily conversation requires data retention to effectively communicate to any person. A poor memory hinders growth in all sorts that affect your life in general.
Known as the “brain herb”, Gingko Biloba is recognized as a powerful memory aid across Europe and America. In some studies, Gingco has shown favorable results in people with Alzheimer’sand Dementia. The presence of flavonoids and terpenoids found in gingko leaves contains antioxidant that fights free radicals which cause Alzheimer’s and Dementia. There are some Gingco supplements made available online and in some drug stores.
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This aromatic herb is also popularly used as a memory booster. Similar to gingko biloba, rosemary has antioxidant properties that defuse free radicals. Researchers from theUniversity of Northumbria, Dr. Mark Moss and Jemma McCready discovered that the scent of rosemary has positive effects in improving memory and mental calculation. For a memory boost, diffuse a rosemary essential oil in your room while learning. On the other hand, a memory loss could be an indication of an ailment that needs medical attention.
Sleeping and memory are correlated. A lack of sleep directly affects memory while over thinking also affects sleep. Both are essential in our overall wellness to face the daily challenges in our life. When you fail to both of these, going natural is the best option to correct them.
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