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Jan

Sleep is the foundation of good health!

By Philip Wheeler

DID YOU KNOWโ€ฆ.
๐Ÿ˜ด Sleep is the foundation of good health!!
Cats have 9 lives and they sleep a lot ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Sleep Supports
๐Ÿ”น Repair and regeneration
๐Ÿ”น Detoxification
๐Ÿ”น Hormone balance
๐Ÿ”น Immune function and information
– via sleep-immune system cross-talk
๐Ÿ”น Consolation of Memories
๐Ÿ”น Appropriate processing of memories
– Sleep deprived participants exhibited significantly greater amygdala activation than rested participants in response to negative emotional stimuli.
How can we aid sleep at home?
๐Ÿ”น Just like you would with a baby, a good bedtime routine is essential.
๐Ÿ”น Set a target of 7-9 hours per night. But work up to that if you are falling short.
๐Ÿ”น Screen off 2 hours before bed. Try reading a book, or cuddling and/or talking to a loved one.
๐Ÿ”น Avoid pharmaceutical sleep aids. A study on the Womanโ€™s Health Initiative showed an increase in all-cause mortality and cardiovascular deaths with long term use.
๐Ÿ”น Lavender is an amazing sleep aid and comes in many forms and is wonderful in a bath before bed.