Kick sleep deprivation to the curb and lower blood pressure. Lack of sleep adversely affect your brain and cognitive functions. Know that deep sleep restores the physical body, with scientist believing that during periods of dream sleep restore the mind. Perhaps even clearing out irrelevant information. They even say rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is necessary to feel rested. Let me explain.....
When you are dreaming images are created by mental activity during sleep with the brain racing, thinking and dreaming as the eyes dart back and forth rapidly behind closed eyelids.
The muscles that control movements of your head, arms and legs are still. In REM sleep - dreaming state, your brain is hyperactive but is in a paralyzed body.
So what causes high blood pressure when you are having sleeping problems?
During REM sleep Scientists states that body temperature rises, blood pressure increases, heart rate and breathing speed up to daytime levels. Even the penis or clitoris becomes erect.
So having say six to eight hours of restful sleep nightly, at least, is key to boosting your health, your sexuality and career.
Sleep deprivation is linked to insomnia. Insomnia is when you have difficulty falling asleep because you have not unwind your body and mind from the stresses of the day. And although it is the most common sleep problem, insomnia is not a disorder but a symptom that can be treated and corrected.
So what can you do to get a better night's sleep?
I am happy to say falling asleep has never been a problem for me. I am one of those people that love to sleep, and have the ability to shut down my mind and worries with prayers and meditation. Though sometimes I do not get enough of it due to lack of time.
Lack of sleep applies to most of people, and sleeping less than six hours a night increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and viral infections by fifty percent.
We relax when we watch television or have a drink but the getting to sleep problems seems to come from being unable to unwind. So here are a few steps on unwinding the physical body and mind.
With practice and commitment you may be able to use these exercises to trigger relaxation response and decrease your anxiety or worrying. These exercises enhances your performance and improve night time sleep.
Combat sleep deprivation with these muscle relaxing exercises. They can be done either sitting upright in a comfortable area or lying down. Your muscles will be so relaxed you should fall asleep easily. Allow yourself to relax mentally so you can enjoy this exercise.
Try and do this exercise in the above order and remember to tense each muscle group for about five seconds and as tightly as you can. Then let go of all the tension within and as you release that muscle each time be aware of the difference between being tensed and being relaxed.
Although this muscle relaxing technique is a bit long it is worth doing to conquer sleep deprivation and you might find yourself liking this activity because it is so beneficial.
If your daytime activities is compromised by sleep deprivation for more than a month you should get medical advice. Most people do not require a visit to any specialized sleep center, however if your doctor suspects sleep apnea, snoring, or narcolepsy a formal sleep evaluation is often recommended.
The results of these evaluations are analyzed by sleep experts and they will outline specific steps you can take to promote sleep.