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Lots of folks have poor sleep quality which shows up on their ESG scan. Poor quality of sleep can undermine your health in more ways than you can imagine.
Yesterday I met a young man with severe digestive problems after returning from overseas. His doctor even suspect a possible infection by the bacteria called H.Pylori which can cause peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. Yes, the stomach issues must be address properly but it is equally important to determine the underlying causes. Poor sleep quality leads to neck-shoulder muscle stiffness. Now the heart needs to work harder to push blood up to the brain resulting in energy being stolen from the digestive tract causing poor digestion, gaseous reflux and vulnerability to nasty bacteria from unhygienic foods.
Your eyes are close, but its easy to wake you up. Or you often wake up after a long rest and still feel tired all day? These are all signs of poor sleep quality. As you get older, you sleep more lightly and get less deep sleep. Aging contributes to poor sleep quality, but it is possible to enhance your sleep quality with the right lifestyle and nutrition elements.
What is REM Sleep?
Good quality sleep means sleeping at the correct time and for the correct duration, where not just your body sleeps but your mind also enters into a deep state of rest called REM sleep. You will awaken feeling fully rested with your shoulder muscles relaxed and your mind is at its best throughout the day.
To achieve good quality sleep, you need specific nutrients daily from your food or by way of supplementation to make Serotonin and to convert it later to Melatonin. You need some sunlight in the day and preferably yellow light at night. It is important to avoid chemical hormone disruptors, too much caffeine and electromagnetic frequencies (EMF).
Always guard your sleep jealously.