We all know how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. In recent years, the average amount of sleep has been steadily decreasing. In both men and women, the average amount of sleep has dropped from 7-8 hours a night to 6-7 hours.
While this might not seem like a big difference to some, it makes a huge difference to your body.
During the day, your body is working hard to keep up with your daily activities and it requires the appropriate amount of time to rest, recover, and recharge to do it all over again.
Most people think that not getting a good night’s sleep simply means you’ll be a little tired the next day, maybe a little foggy. It’s nothing that a cup of coffee can’t fix, right? I find that coffee does help if you’ve had a sleepless night but loading yourself up with caffeine is a band-aid solution and not a permanent fix.
Health and Lack of Sleep
A lack of sleep is also a factor in some of the most serious health problems in people and can be a trigger for illness and disease. People who have a shortened sleep, which is defined by less than 6 hours are at an increased risk of heart disease or stroke.
Interestingly enough, long sleepers, or people who average nine or more hours a night, also showed an increased risk in developing or dying from coronary heart disease and a 65% increased risk of stroke. With sleep, as with most things, balance is the most important thing.
People that suffer from sleep deprivation are predicted higher blood pressure. For most people, the body uses the time you are asleep to lower blood pressure, and with a shorter amount of sleep there may not be enough time for this dip to take place.
So what are the Daily Distractions?
The world we live in today does not make it any easier for us to get a good night’s sleep. People are reporting higher levels of stress caused by things like work, current events, family situations, and other factors that have not affected past generations.
We are also using more and more technology that affects our sleep cycles without us even realizing it.
There are many sleep aids that can be purchased but they are artificial and may even lead to dependency with some people.
Thankfully , nature has provided us with a natural solution to this ever increasing problem.
Do you need a Healthy Sleep Remedy?
If your struggling to get a good night sleep, why not try this simple, two ingredient solution. It will help your body relax and reform from the day and prepare itself for the next morning.
All you need is:
5 teaspoons of organic raw honey
1 teaspoon of pink Himalayan sea salt
Mix these two ingredients together and store it in a glass jar. You can make as much or as little as you want, but a 5:1 ratio works the best. Just put a little bit of this mixture under your tongue every night before you go to sleep and let it dissolve naturally.
Salt and Honey Mixture
Himalayan sea salt contains more than 80 minerals and elements that your body needs for different processes, aiding your body in recovering from the day. Honey contains glucose with aids in supplying our body’s cells with energy.
This salt and honey combination works to increase serotonin as well, helping us to de-stress naturally allowing us to get the best sleep possible.
So try out this natural sleep aid, and rest easy knowing your body will be ready to face the day.