I just watched a very interesting interview with Jamie Corroon, a Naturopathic Doctor at Bastyr Center for Natural Heath (below). In the interview he discusses how lack of sleep affects our bodies. Now, as someone who has trouble sleeping, my interest was naturally peaked.
You won't be surprised to hear that sleeping six hours or less is not good. Some not-so-pleasant side effects of sleep deficit that you might see reflected in your health include weight gain, irritability, hypertension, and an increase in anxiety and other mood disorders.
Luckily, Mr. Corroon has some helpful tips on how to get to sleep, stay asleep, and buck some of those bad habits such as eating late. One of Bastyr’s recommendations—and of course, we at , Soaring Heart second it—is to use natural and organic bedding, as sleep hygiene is just as important as sleep habits.
If you want to learn more about sleep hygiene as well as helpful, healthful sleeping tips, subscribe to our blog and/or "Like" us on Facebook. There are many articles on and tips about having a great night's sleep. Start with these two:
A lecture from Bastyr University; Living Naturally: Better Sleep, Better Energy.
Some helpful tips to fall asleep faster an stay asleep longer by guest blogger and Authorized Teacher at Sounder Sleep System,® Becci Parsons.
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If you're not already a fan of Kathryn Nicolai and her nightly bedtime podcast - you should be. At Soaring Heart we want to explore any and all options for improving healthy, all-natural sleep and Kathryn's "Nothing Much Happens" stories - will be sure to put you to sleep!
- Great sleep is challenge for so many people. It is wonderful to have a place to go and validate that there are ways to have fun exploring new approaches to great sleep, breaking bad habits, and celebrating our enchantment with the "Village of Nothing Much" instead of the 900 emails awaiting our response or the family task list that never, ever seems to end.
Mark my words - you will love listening to Kathryn even more when you're snuggling up in one of our lovingly made Soaring Heart beds! Sweet Dreams.
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