What is the cause of insomnia? Insomnia is a condition that plagues many Americans today. The proper amount of sleep to maintain health is often featured on the daily news shows and health related productions such as Dr Oz. The total amount of sleep is not as important as the amount of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. It is critical for optimal health to get at least two hours of deep, REM sleep every night. This allows the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, the “rest and digest” system, to do its job. So many sleep aids are touted as the “secret to a long nights rest” but a recent study showed that people taking most sleep aids only get an additional 11 minutes of sleep. I know, risking all those side effects for an extra 11 minutes! Seems silly, doesn’t it. Below are some questions I am often asked in regards to sleep.
Cure my insomnia!
Absolutely. Insomnia can be cured very quickly by finding the cause. It takes 21 days to cure the worst cases of insomnia.
What can I do to get better sleep?
There are multiple techniques. Put your name and email in the form below to watch a FREE video about how to get optimal sleep.
But I work the night shift. How can I get better sleep?
Realize that you will be deficient in nutrients and your rate of disease will be higher. That is the real reason they call it the “graveyard shift”. Increase your vitamin D3, Omega-3s and practice getting into REM sleep quickly. Overall, try and find a day job to ensure better health.
What is REM sleep?
Rapid Eye Movement…or deep healing sleep.
What is so important about sleeping between 11 and 1AM?
Your body is under Circadian rhythms and your gallbladder secretes between 11 and 1. It’s vital that you are asleep then so you can absorb more nutrients in your system. That’s when the rest digest and repair system (parasympathetic) kicks in.
How many hours of sleep do I need?
You need a minimum of two hours a REM sleep per day. The average healthy sleep is between 5 and 7 hours under normal physiology. If you have an illness you may require more sleep.
Is sleep really that important?
Yes it is. You can live without sleep but will die without REM sleep.
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