Sleep deprivation affects many people. And I’m not just talking about lack of sleep – I’m including lack of productive, undisturbed sleep. I’ve listed a few, and this is by all means not an exhaustive list of side effects of inadequate sleep.
What’s a good night’s sleep worth to you?? For most people, the answer should be “a lot!” If someone told you, they could help you sleep better for under a dollar a day, would you try it? Is it worth the cost of that cup of coffee in the morning? Spoiler: I think YES! Read on to the end to learn how we fixed our sleep!
Sleep affects mental processes
Sleep plays a critical role in your brain’s learning and cognitive functions. A lack of sleep can impact many different areas, such as; attention, alertness, problem solving, reasoning and concentration. Sleep also allows the brain to catalogue the memories of the day for later access, and a lack of sleep or productive sleep can inhibit the brain from remembering and accessing what you’ve learned and experienced.
Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain
Studies have shown that insufficient sleep can increase your appetite and cravings for high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods, I don’t know about you, but when I’m tired, I always eat more and it’s not always healthy, nourishing foods. Another study showed that people who get less than 6 hours of sleep were 30% more likely to be obese than those who slept 7-9 hours. That’s the power of sleep!
Insufficient Sleep ages your body
A lack of sleep causes the body to feel stressed, this stress in turn causes the body to create excess cortisol. Cortisol in normal amounts is an important hormone in the body, however, in excess, it breaks down the collagen in your skin, which can lead to reduced elasticity, lacklustre skin, and dark circles under the eyes. Inadequate sleep also causes the body to release too little human growth hormone. HGH in adults helps to strengthen our bones, thicken our skin, and do general tissue repair required all over our bodies.
Chronic sleep loss can lead to disease
There are estimates that 90% of people with insomnia or other sleep issues have other health conditions. Their lack of sleep can contribute to an increased risk of serious health issues such as heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes!
Safety suffers when we’re tired
It has been estimated that 10-15% of fatal automobile accidents are due to sleepiness or fatigue! And studies on job place accidents have shown that workers complaining of excessive daytime sleepiness are significantly more likely to have work place accidents, and require more sick days as a result!
How have we improved our own sleep?
My husband Kevin and I have been using a fantastic new product that has helped with our sleep in a big, big way. Neither of us have diagnosed sleep disorders, but we both suffered from daytime tiredness, and were willing to try something new. Vasayo Sleep MicroMyst has been amazing for both of us. As an added bonus, Vasayo products fit my holistic health philosophy.
I’ve talked about this a few times, but I suffer from iron deficiency anemia, and have been suffering my whole adult life. If you don’t have it, the only way I can explain it is bone crushing exhaustion, feeling cold constantly, and a massive need for rest and sleep. The problem with that is, I don’t sleep well. I used to have a hard time falling asleep because of my anxious, overactive mind, I didn’t sleep well through the night and had continued issues with waking up feeling just as tired as when I went to bed.
Now? I’m like a whole new person. I fall asleep at night, softly and with happy thoughts, feeling like I’m wrapped in a warm hug, I spring out of bed like those damn singing birds in Cinderella. I know you think I’m kidding, but I’m not. Mornings used to be a struggle for us, and now, not so much! My son’s preschool teacher even asked me what I’d changed because we went from being late every morning to being one of the first ones there every day. This natural sleep product has impacted my life in a meaningful way.
If you’re wondering if Vasayo Sleep MicroMyst has helped Kevin as well, I will give you a resounding yes! My husband is an extremely hard-working dude, and he works long days during his shift, and usually the first couple days at home have him trying to recapture lost sleep. Lately, since he’s been using the Sleep spray, he’s been a completely different guy. He jumps out of bed before our alarm (the children) and starts making egg sandwiches for our son (that’s Zen’s favourite breakfast). He’s a whole new guy, and we couldn’t be happier about it.
I asked earlier what you’d pay for a good night’s sleep, and if it’s worth less than a dollar per day. Would you pay that? I DO!
I did an in-depth look at this product earlier this year, you can look at it here!
As a side note, Vasayo recommends taking 4 sprays of the Sleep MicroMyst, and I find I sleep better having only used 2, while Kevin prefers 3. That one is kind of a personal preference, but many of my clients are finding 2-3 does the trick.
ps. This stuff is safe for kids as young as 4!
How do I get it?!
I’m so glad you asked! You can hop on to our awesome website here and order it by clicking this big orange button!
Crave the good,