Mastering Sleep

23Aug

A good night’s sleep helps our body restore and rejuvenate, grow muscle, repair tissue, and produce the hormones we need such as ghrelin and leptin, which control feelings of hunger and fullness. Some scientists have sought to link inadequate sleep with increased risk of obesity. Insulin, which is responsible for the regulation of glucose in the blood also changes due to inadequate sleep and can result in an increase in blood sugar level. For this reason, chronic sleep deficiency is also linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

According to the United States National Library of Medicine, sleep is an important modulator of neuroendocrine function (ie, the release of hormones into the blood after stimulation by a nerve) and glucose metabolism. Sleep loss has been shown to result in metabolic and endocrine alterations, including decreased glucose tolerance, decreased insulin sensitivity, increased evening concentrations of cortisol, increased levels of ghrelin, decreased levels of leptin, and increased hunger and appetite. Recent laboratory tests conducted by scientists have confirmed previous findings of an association between sleep loss and increased risk of obesity.

Ensconced in the resort’s tranquil and nurturing environs, and with each day’s activities, sleep will come naturally and quickly. Wake up feeling alert, focused and full of loving energy. Learn how to optimise your sleeping patterns in sync with your Circadian Rhythm for optimal energy and wakefulness during the day, and a natural release of healthy melatonin for healthy and nourishing sleep.

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