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Better Sleep = Better Health Seminar – March 27th 2019
March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDTFree
Better Sleep = Better Health Seminar
Presented by: Matt DeWild RN, LMT, C.Ht, CPH, CHI
Better Sleep = Better Health March 27th 2019 6pm – 8pm Integrated Functional Health 1020 Lincoln Rd. Bettendorf, IA Cost: FREE For more Information or to Register Visit: www.myifh.com/events
We will be delivering a powerful and engaging presentation that addresses some of the common reasons for altered sleep patterns, and how this may be impacting your health.
Then, some proven strategies that can dramatically improve your sleep, and your health. Imagine the most peaceful and restful nights sleep you can possibly think of. How incredibly relaxed and rested your mind and body would feel. Feeling alert, awake and completely refreshed the following day. How much better would you feel overall? How would this be helpful in your life? You can improve your sleep, and your health. We will help show you how.
Special Giveaways for this event:
- Participants will receive a copy of our Power Nap Audio program.
- We will also be giving away a DreamPad Pillow (Valued at $150) to one lucky participant.
What happens if I don’t sleep?
Everyone’s experienced the fatigue, short temper and lack of focus that often follow a poor night’s sleep.
An occasional night without sleep makes you feel tired and irritable the next day, but it won’t harm your health.
After several sleepless nights, the mental effects become more serious. Your brain will fog, making it difficult to concentrate and make decisions. You’ll start to feel down, and may fall asleep during the day. Your risk of injury and accidents at home, work and on the road also increases.
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If it continues, lack of sleep can affect your overall health and make you prone to serious medical conditions, such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Here are 7 ways in which a good night’s sleep can boost your health:
Sleep boosts immunity
If you seem to catch every cold and flu that’s going around, your bedtime could be to blame. Prolonged lack of sleep can disrupt your immune system, so you’re less able to fend off bugs.
Sleep can slim you
Sleeping less may mean you put on weight! Studies have shown that people who sleep less than 7 hours a day tend to gain more weight and have a higher risk of becoming obese than those who get 7 hours of slumber.
It’s believed to be because sleep-deprived people have reduced levels of leptin (the chemical that makes you feel full) and increased levels of ghrelin (the hunger-stimulating hormone).
Sleep boosts mental wellbeing
Given that a single sleepless night can make you irritable and moody the following day, it’s not surprising that chronic sleep debt may lead to long-term mood disorders like depression and anxiety.
When people with anxiety or depression were surveyed to calculate their sleeping habits, it turned out that most of them slept for less than 6 hours a night.
Sleep prevents diabetes
Studies have suggested that people who usually sleep less than 5 hours a night have an increased risk of developing diabetes.
It seems that missing out on deep sleep may lead to type 2 diabetes by changing the way the body processes glucose, which the body uses for energy.
Sleep increases sex drive
Men and women who don’t get enough quality sleep have lower libidos and less of an interest in sex, research suggests.
Men who suffer from sleep apnea – a disorder in which breathing difficulties lead to interrupted sleep – also tend to have lower testosterone levels, which can lower libido.
Sleep wards off heart disease
Long-standing sleep deprivation seems to be associated with increased heart rate, an increase in blood pressure and higher levels of certain chemicals linked with inflammation, which may put extra strain on your heart.
Sleep increases fertility
Difficulty conceiving a baby has been claimed as one of the effects of sleep deprivation, in both men and women. Apparently, regular sleep disruptions can cause trouble conceiving by reducing the secretion of reproductive hormones.