The Times magazine, on 28.7.18, tells us that 50% of Britons suffer from sleep deprivation. This causes a number of side effects.
Do you want –
Improved motivation for physical activity?
Improved mental and physical performance?
Improved learning ability, and greater concentration?
An increase in your sex drive, and greater satisfaction from your relationships?
Well, the answer may be in getting better sleep.
Lack of sleep has an effect on memory, mood, concentration, and reaction times. If you don’t sleep well you will have poorer concentration, poorer decision making skills and be less able to cope with stressful situations. Insomnia is linked to depression, anxieties, hypertension,diabetes, obesity and a compromised immune system.
Lack of sleep adds to weight gain. It is seen to affect the way the body produces insulin and on the liver function – insulin is important for regulating blood sugar levels and the liver governs the way nutrients are released into the bloodstream. If you don’t get enough sleep your metabolism is groggy.
*Sleep deprivation is linked to –
*reduced task performance
*reduced decision making capability
* occupational injuries
Researchers for Sleep journal, in 2017, have surveyed 30,000 people and concluded that sleeping well gives a mood boost similar to scooping a lottery jackpot of £120, 000. They say that this should be natural rather than pill induced sleep. Improving sleep will have an effect on the amount of obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, and lack of motivation for physical exercise there is.
Dr Nazim Nathan, of the London Sleep Centre, says “Sleep is a requirement just like food . Good quality sleep ensures your mental and physical health remain optimal… lack of sleep has been attributed to hopelessness, memory problems and irrationality.” A survey produced results showing that 47% of British women didn’t get enough sleep, in May 2017.
Chronic sleep deprivation can result in damage to mental health. Researchers at Ryerson University, in Toronto, discovered, in 2013, that depression lifted significantly for patients whose insomnia was cured. Tackling insomnia was twice as effective as giving medication or a placebo.
Independent Sleep expert, Dr Neil Stanley, author of ‘How To Sleep Well’, says that with 74% of people with insonia – there is a defined cause – typically a traumatic event – so that eventually people just forget to sleep. Hypnotherapy can help here.
Hypnotherapy can help you to establish a healthy sleeping pattern again, so that before long you will be going swiftly into the arms of Morpheus(the Greek sleep god), and gaining so many health benefits.