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Tip n°43 : Sleep (Part 1)

This week I am going to tackle a vast subject… very vast… 💤💤💤 SLEEP 💤💤💤!

I'm going to need 3 posts = 3 weeks 😳 to talk to you about this very important aspect of our health... and even then... I probably won't be able to cover the entirety of this fascinating subject 🤓!!!

You are ready for this journey into the arms of Morpheus in the land of dreams ❓❓❓

Here we go ❗️

I won't teach you anything by telling you that sleeping well 🛌 is essential for our health... so far so good 👍.

But why ❓

Well, because during the night 🌙 your body rests 😴 of course, but, it also detoxifies 🚮 (it eliminates its waste), it regenerates , it repairs its damaged or tired tissues, it optimizes its brain functions 🧠 , it strengthens memorization, it protects its arteries, it... it... it...

If the quality of our sleep leaves something to be desired, this has significant repercussions on many systems 😫.

✳️ First of all, the nervous system 🧠.

We're not in a good mood 😠, we're grumpy 😤, irritable 😡, we forget things 🙄, we have trouble concentrating 🤯.

You get the idea, we're as unpleasant as can be in fact 😅.

✳️ Our digestive system also suffers: slowed digestion, bloating or even constipation 🤢.

✳️ Following an overall state of fatigue , our immune system is also greatly weakened.

✳️ Without forgetting our cardiovascular system , the risk of hypertension is increased

✳️ And our endocrine system, the one responsible for the proper functioning of all hormones, becomes totally chaotic 😖, everything goes wrong 😖😖😖.

Our human body as a whole, like each of its systems, functions according to very specific rhythms 🕗.

Sleep 😴 is one of these biological rhythms.

If it is disrupted, all our rhythms are also disrupted and therefore all our systems (digestive, cardiovascular, hormonal, etc.) 🙈.

An example: staggered working hours - the famous three 8s - working once from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., another time from 4 p.m. to midnight or worse from 24 p.m. to 8 a.m., completely shifts us from our natural cycles and in the long run , this weakens our health 🤦‍.

But what does good sleep mean ❓    

👉 Good sleep means falling asleep within 20 minutes of going to bed... yes, yes 20 minutes... the brain 🧠 goes into off mode. If not, it may mean your brain is having trouble turning off its light 💡 and/or something is running through your head 🤯.

👉 This also means not waking up at night 🌠.

If you wake up around 2-3 a.m. 🕰️ for example, this is often a sign of an overloaded liver 🤢.

The liver is a fundamental organ for the elimination of toxins. If it's too much work, there are too many toxins in your body 😟.

The causes of this overload are multiple. I will later make a specific post on the subject, a must for our health 👌.

👉 And finally, sleeping well means waking up in good shape in the morning 😆 or even in great shape 😆😆😆!

So yes, of course, there are the “morning 🌅” and the “evening 🌇”, the early birds 🐦 and the night birds 🦉, as my grandmother used to say 🧡👵🧡 ❗️

And yes, again we are all different, you are starting to know the song 🎶🎵🎶.

Our sleep depends largely on the secretion of melatonin, this hormone that we begin to produce when the sun 🔆 sets.

Its role is essential for a night's rest 💤💤💤.

The start time of the secretion of this "sleep substance 😴" can differ from one person to another, in some it takes place earlier than in others ➡️ hence the early birds 🐦‍and late birds 🦉.

How many hours of sleep do we need ❓

Once again... pfiouuuuu, I'm repeating myself a bit here 🙆‍♀️... it very much depends from one person to another.

It's not so much the quantity of sleep that is important, but more the quality of sleep ✌️.

You can sleep 5-6 hours and be hitting the starting blocks 🏃‍♀️the next morning or sleep 8 hours or more and still feel tired 😔 when you wake up.

A restful 💤 sleep is therefore much more linked to the quality of your sleep than to the number of hours you spend in a horizontal position 🛌.

A little detour to talk about naps 😴: yes, a short nap of around twenty minutes after lunch is very beneficial for our health… well, well, well, I know, not always possible 🤷‍♀️ or even impossible for many of us 🤷‍♀️.

That said, if you have the opportunity, don't hesitate 👍.

Come on, let’s move on to the next point… which will be for next week 😉.

I will share with you many tips to improve the quality of this nighttime period, the importance of which we often do not realize.

Until then, wherever you are, stay well and receive my best thoughts 🥰.

Come on, ✨✨✨Miam la Vie ✨✨✨ and see you in 15 days.

Docteur Sandra Stallaert 

Cabinet de Santé Holistique

Homéopathe - Nutritionniste

Consultation à distance


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