The power of good sleep Important for body and mind

The power of good sleep

Important for body and mind

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Sleep, we do it every night. And everyone needs sleep, a little more than others. You need sleep to unwind. But what if you have trouble sleeping? When you hear the clock strike three hours every night and morning tired get out of bed? Foundation for Mental Health advises.

Did you know that you sleep on average a third of your life? While you sleep your recovery physically and mentally and get your energy back. Unfortunately, not everyone falls asleep when the pad is in sight.

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Daylight is the ideal sleeping pill

Daylight is the ideal sleeping pill

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Daylight is the ideal sleeping pill

The colder and short days you often go slightly outwards. Sin! Because light needed to make vitamin D and prevent depression. In this light causes your body clock malfunction. This makes light a good sleeping pill.

The biological clock causes many processes in the body – temperature, blood pressure, metabolism – are aligned properly at the time of the day. Thus, your blood pressure and body temperature overnight low and they are brought up to standard again stand up for you. At other times of the day makes your clock for example, that you are alert and can digest food.

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Does Magnesium helps with insomnia?

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Does Magnesium helps with insomnia?

nutritionist

No, magnesium does not help with insomnia. Magnesium is a mineral that among other things is needed for the transmission of stimuli in muscle and in nerve bundles, and is important for the proper operation (stretching and contraction) of muscles, such as the heart muscle. Magnesium deficiency can cause general lethargy or fatigue, (nocturnal), muscle cramps and in extreme cases, cardiac arrhythmias.

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Does Chocolate helps to sleep better?

Does Chocolate helps to sleep better?

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Is eating dark chocolate bar just before bedtime or not conducive to sleep? Erik

Patricia Schutte, nutritionist

Eating chocolate before bedtime is not so convenient. The compounds theobromine and caffeine in cocoa provide increased alertness after eating chocolate. The effect is not as strong as coffee, but you better have a few hours before going to sleep no chocolate eat.

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Should you stop snooze sleep in the morning ?

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Should you stop snooze sleep in the morning ?

You can roughly divide people into two categories. Some stand once the alarm sounds – or sometimes even before the alarm clock – direct fresh and fruity bedside. Others are in the morning not to burn and continue to prefer to be as long as possible. In addition, there is another danger lurking: the snooze button. Snooze can actually hurt?

You sleep in cycles of five phases . Each cycle takes about 90 to 100 minutes. In total, you go through these stages in one night about four to six times. It starts with a transition from waking to sleep, followed by a deeper sleep, two phases of very deep sleep and REM sleep known. The deepest sleep last night at the beginning of a long and increasingly shorter in recent cycles. By morning, there is more light sleep and REM sleep, also you become more awake.

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HOW TO SLEEP WELL AT OLD AGE?

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HOW TO SLEEP WELL AT OLD AGE?

Many people think that you need less sleep with age. And this is also true in part. A newborn baby will eventually average of 16 hours in its cot, but fortunately you can usually adult with 7 to 8 hours. It is that the elderly need less sleep a fable.

The amount of sleep you need, not only depends on your personal needs. Age also plays a role. After infancy, the number of hours of sleep that you need gradually. This continues until about the age of eighteen. These adolescents have also really need more sleep than adults: about 9 hours. Most sleep also has too few, while their body needs a lot of rest from all physical changes

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So healthy is an afternoon nap The wonders of the nap

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So healthy is an afternoon nap

The wonders of the nap

Your eyes close and you doze off. One puffs, pieces or a nap: around two o’clock this activity sounds like music to your ears. Yet the nap in Dutch often not planned. Six reasons why you should often doze off.

1. You feel fitter

An afternoon nap is not called a power nap for nothing. Twenty minutes is enough to refuel and to feel less sleepy. After such nap can be refreshed against it. You thus not only fights fatigue you: so you also makes you feel better mentally. By briefly close your eyes boost your energy level and go brighter and happier through life. Whether you really fall asleep or twenty minutes to rest and relax, the positive effects remain the same, evidenced by research . So keep even lie down.

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How often should you wash your pillow?

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How often you should wash your pillow?

So you get a white pillow again

Maybe you’ve never thought about, but wash your pillow is not a luxury. It is in time with the dead skin cells, dirt and bugs. How often should you wash? And a yellowed pillow still be saved?

It is a job that see a lot of people overlook: wash your pillow. Such a pillow is actually dirtier than you think. A third of the weight of your pillow can consist of dead skin cells, bugs and dust mites and their feces, researchers found.

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