December 10, 2021
Many of us are not getting enough sleep at night. There are many causes of this. Pressures at home or work. Financial stress, worries about the inaction on climate change, increasing cost of living, relationship strain. The list could go in infinitum.
When you are not getting great sleep it effects every area of your life from work and home life, to sex, to ability to drive and preform simple tasks, etc. Lack of sleep and also getting to much sleep at night was associated with an increased risk of developing dementia.
A study supported by the National Institute on Aging and published in Nature Communications on April 20, 2021 examined 8,000 adults over the age of 50 and found that those who regularly got less than 6 hours of sleep a night were at the greatest risk of developing dementia later in life. This was compared to people getting the required minimum of 7 hours of sleep at night. Those who got less than 7 hours a night were 30% more likely to develop dementia.
This may be a good reason to examine how much sleep your getting and to work to remedy this so you are at the lowest risk or developing dementia.
Another study found that those with dementia had the lowest melatonin levels in their bodies and that a hormone produced by the adrenal gland called DHEA or Dehydroepiandrosterone, which is responsible for antiaging and the production of hormones like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, were also low.
Working to reduce your stress is one way to get better sleep at night. Another great way is to try taking the T.V out of the bedroom and only using it to read, meditate, relax, sleep and have sex in. Having a T.V or doing non relaxing activities in the bedroom can make it hard for the body and mind to associate the bedroom with deep sleep. Also avoid having your room decorated or the walls painted with overly stimulating colors. Choose colors that are peaceful relaxing or neutral such as white. Another thing you can do is try installing blackout shades on your windows to block out any light. Even small amounts of light such as from an alarm clock, window or when getting up to use the bathroom in the night can cause the pineal gland to produce less melatonin, which is needed for proper sleep. If you need extra help blocking out light or need help even after you installing blackout curtains try getting a comfortable eye mask to block out any excess light.
Work to do whatever you can to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. You'll be more productive during the day, your stress levels will be less and your enjoyment of life will be easier to achieve.
You can always pick up another bottle of August Moon Sleep Support to assist you in getting the necessary nutrients your body needs to achieve great sleep. Many of us do not get all the nutrients each day that allow our body to get amazing sleep. August Moon Sleep Support helps fill in the gap for times you may not have achieved your nutrient requirements. It also makes it easier to turn your mind off and stay asleep the entire night.
I wish you 7 to 8 hours of amazing sleep.
Creator of August Moon Organics