Feeling foggy, grumpy, or forgetful? Do you see an older you when you look in the
mirror? Sleep deprivation can affect the mind and body in many different ways. Some
side effects are short term, while others can leave lingering problems for years.
“First and foremost, we need to make sleep a priority,” says sleep expert Michelle
Drerup, PsyD, DBSM. “We always recommend a good diet and exercise to everyone
but along the same lines, we recommend proper sleep as well.”
The National Sleep Foundation created an ideal sleep number chart, which is broken
down into nine age-specific categories. The recommendations for teens and adults is
|Teens ages 14 – 17||8 – 10 hours|
|Young adults ages 18 – 25||7 – 9 hours|
|Adults ages 26 – 64||7 -9 hours|
|Adults ages 65 and older||7 -8 hours|
Doctors have also found evidence that genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors can also play a role in determining how much sleep you need for better health and daily performance.
Dr. Drerup advises that a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night is a step in the right direction to improve your health.
But what if sleeping is easier said than done?
Everyone snores once in a while, and it can be bothersome to the snorer and others around them who are trying to sleep.
However, chronic snoring is another matter.
Snoring is caused by movement and vibration of the tissues in your airway toward the back of the throat. While you sleep, your muscles loosen, which makes the airway narrow. As you breathe, the air moves through the tissues in your throat, creating a snorting or grunting noise
There are a host of reasons that someone might snore. For instance, the size and shape of one’s muscles and tissues in the neck, certain medications, age, and sleep position can all contribute to snoring.
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The Sleep Connection Anti-Snore Wristband is built with a scientifically designed biosensor that can detect and distinguish loud snores. When it does, It automatically sends smooth electrical pulses without disturbing your normal sleep. These pulses naturally reposition your body and your jaw for better airflow to reduce the occurrence of snoring.
Wearing the Anti-Snore Wristband while you sleep can improve your quality of sleep so you can wake up feeling renewed and alert!
Melatonin plays a key role in regulating your sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythm). Your body’s melatonin production decreases when exposed to light and increases when the sun goes down.
If you have a melatonin deficiency, it can result in symptoms of restlessness, a poor stress response, insomnia, and waking up in the early hours of the morning.
One common cause of decreased melatonin levels is age. After the age of 40, your body only produces 60% of the amount of melatonin compared to when you were younger.
Other factors that contribute to melatonin deficiency include shift work, time changes (jet lag), and caffeine consumption.
What is an easy way to increase the production of this important hormone?
Sleep Connection Melatonin Patches
Sleep Connection Patches are enriched with proven calming ingredients such as Magnesium, Hops, Melatonin, and Valerian to allow you to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep for hours.
Additionally, our patches gently release melatonin quickly and gently into your body through the dermis to help you fall asleep faster. They are specially formulated with an extended-release system designed to help you stay asleep longer.
They are non-habit forming and non-drowsy, allowing you to feel rejuvenated and ready to start your day!
We mentioned circadian rhythm. Your internal clock is also affected by artificial light produced by smartphones, tablets, tv’s, and laptops. Not only does light exposure delay melatonin production, but it can also trick your body into thinking it’s not ready for sleep.
According to sleep experts, sleeping in a dark room promotes relaxation and stimulates the production of melatonin, helping you to fall asleep easier. It also assists your body to stay asleep until you complete all sleeping cycles.
Sleeping in a dark room can help to enhance your overall health and well-being too. Several scientific studies have shown that sleeping in a lit room can increase your body weight because it alters your metabolic process.
Need a simple way to create a dark space?
Sleep Connection Sleeping Mask
The Sleeping Eye Mask blocks out light to give your body perfect rest. It’s woven with soft, high-quality fabrics for supreme comfort, and it’s super gentle on even the most delicate skin around the eyes. It will not slip or slide while you sleep.
Wake up every morning feeling refreshed and revitalized!
Air quality is an important component to good sleep. Studies have found that the air pollution around you could affect how well you sleep.
Researchers found that people who live in areas with high levels of air pollution are 60 percent more likely to sleep poorly, based on the measures used in the study, than those who live in areas with cleaner air.
According to WebMD, people who suffer from allergies have more difficulty sleeping and are twice as likely to experience sleep disorders. Pollen, dust mites, mold, and pet dander are common allergens thriving in most homes.
Sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose are not very helpful when you’re trying to catch some zzz’s.
Need to breathe cleaner air?
Sleep Connection Cool Mist Humidifier
You can breathe clean air when you use the Cool Mist Humidifier. This lightweight and portable humidifier quietly releases moisture into the atmosphere, helping to eliminate pollutants and allergens.
Your airways and nasal cavities will no longer be dry, and you will enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.
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