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Brain health is so vitally important and yet often overlooked.
The most surefire way to optimize brain health is through a specific cycle of sleep. Yet as we age a good night’s sleep can be a hard thing to get.
Between all the stresses of daily life, anxieties over the future, not enough time, late-night social activities, and early morning responsibilities, it might feel impossible to sleep a full night through.
Most busy people have a hard time finding enough hours to sleep the recommended 7 to 8 hours a night. There’s simply too much to do every day that it can be hard to shut down and get to sleep early enough for your full night of rest.
But that doesn’t make it any less important!
In fact, you’ll find that getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your brain.
Why is that?
Sleep Affects Our Overall Health
Did you know that a good night’s sleep plays a role in everything from proper organ function to improved muscle building to increased immune function?
A lack of sleep can impair immune function, leaving your body more susceptible to disease and infection. However, you’ll find that getting a few more hours of sleep a night can do wonders to raise your immunity and protect your body.Sleep also plays a role in your body’s hormone production. Getting enough sleep is crucial for proper secretion and use of every hormone, ensuring a proper hormone balance.
Sleep Helps You Learn
In the REM stage of sleep, the activity in your limbic structures in your brain increases. The limbic structures of your brain play a role in memory, learning, and retaining new skills, as well as the regulation of emotions.
Experts agree that REM sleep plays a role in the learning of motor skills, skills needed for things like playing an instrument, snowboarding, sports, or other active activities.
REM-based dreaming also gives you a chance to process memories and events experienced during your day. Proper sleep is vital for memory formation and the ability to learn new information.
Sleep Enables You to Make Smart Decisions
One Duke University study found that even a single night of sleep deprivation can lead to you making riskier choices.
The study looked at gamblers’ behavior after a good night’s sleep and a sleepless night, and it found that people lacking sleep tended to be riskier, betting large sums of money with less and less caution. Sleep deprivation made them focus more on the potential rewards of their actions, but diminished their sensitivity to the negative consequences of those same actions.
Sleep Makes Your Brain Run Faster
Sleep gives the neurons in your brain a chance to repair themselves, enabling them to rest before another day of full electrical activity.
After your neurons have that night to relax and make repairs, they are back to running at full speed, and they have an easier time concentrating, forming new memories, and accessing stored memories. One study even found that it’s easier to solve problems after a proper night of rest!
Sleep Enhances Creativity
That’s right, a good night’s sleep can make you more creative!
One 2007 study looked at the effects of a proper night of rest on creativity, and found that sufficient sleep led to a 33% improvement in performance on creative problem-solving tests.
Another study found that even just a 90-minute nap (involving REM sleep) led to a 40% improvement in performance on word problems that required creative associations. REM sleep basically helps your brain to “detach” the memory of what a word means and enables you to form new, creative meanings and applications.
Sleep Helps Clear Alzheimer’s Toxins
According to research from late 2019, a good night’s sleep can help to eliminate Alzheimer’s toxins from the brain, protecting your brain from degenerative disease.
During the stages of deep sleep, your brain generates slow electrical waves, which are followed by a pulse of cerebrospinal fluid that washes through your brain. This fluid is able to remove the toxins that have been linked to Alzheimer’s disease, protecting it from not only Alzheimer’s but a number of neurodegenerative diseases.
Our Solution to Help You Sleep Better
Having a hard time sleeping at night but want to improve your brain health? Let us help you out!
We at PureLife Organics value our sleep—it’s what helps us be productive, work hard, and think clearly through our busy days. To protect our rest at night, we’ve developed Sleep Slim Tea to improve sleep quality and ensure we’re well-rested and refreshed every morning.
This tea is formulated with ingredients that will help you relax at night and ease you into a more restful, satisfying sleep. You’ll find that it calms your nerves, settles your racing mind, and prevents anxieties from keeping you up at night.
Our tea is made with all-natural ingredients that will help you sleep better—magnolia bark extract, magnesium, turmeric, ashwagandha, ginger root powder, L-glycine, cinnamon bark powder, and so much more! As a bonus, it will encourage fat-burning and weight loss while you sleep.
Give it a try today, and you might just find that our Sleep Slim Tea is the thing you need to improve your brain health and start getting a better sleep tonight!
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