In addition to a healthy diet and exercise, sleep is one of the major cornerstones of health. The National Sleep Foundation notes that many Americans get by on six hours of sleep each night, rather than the seven to eight hours most people actually need. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates about 25 percent of US adults report they occasionally don’t get enough sleep. Promoting healthy sleep is important for anyone in the healthcare field or supporting industries.
The Link Between Sleep and Health
During the period when humans sleep, the body carries out a wide variety of chemical and biological processes necessary for health. In addition, sleep is absolutely vital for brain health, and the brain controls all other organs, systems, and processes in the body. Sleep and metabolism are linked in many ways and the body’s ability to regulate many hormonal processes depends on getting sufficient sleep.
A healthy diet with adequate protein is necessary for the body to manufacture the chemical messengers in the brain (neurotransmitters) that promote cognitive function, relaxation, and healthy sleep patterns. Regular exercise helps relieve stress and is another way to promote sleep. People who are having difficulty sleeping should be especially careful about the use of alcohol and nicotine, both of which disrupt normal sleep patterns.
A Little Extra
Although each person has an individual sleep pattern that is best for him or her, the natural sleep rhythm can be disrupted by lifestyle habits or job requirements such as working nights or rotating shifts. Once the pattern of insomnia or frequent night-time awakenings become established, it can be difficult to resume a healthy sleep pattern. InterHealth Nutraceuticals offers the supplement Seditol, which contains natural plant-based ingredients such as Magnolia Officinalis bark and Ziziphus Spinosa seed to help promote sleep.
You can offer your clients or customers solutions to their sleep problems as well as meet other health needs. Please contact us at InterHealth Nutraceuticals: http://www.interhealthusa.com/ or 1-800-783-4636. We can provide you with more information and answer any questions you may have.
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