Tag - sleep

Your Body’s Natural Healing Rhythms

Your 90 minute healing cycle You sleep at night and are awake during the day (normally). This is the ‘circadian rhythm’ – happening once every 24 hours. And there are many other natural rhythms, often regulated by hormones (like the menstrual cycle). And then there are healing rhythms. Every 90 to 120 minutes we all shift into an altered state of consciousness for around 20 minutes. During this time, your blood pressure lowers, your immune response is refreshed, and there’s a natural shift [...]

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Lack of sleep linked to junk food cravings: 5 tips to help

It seems that not getting enough sleep doesn’t just play havoc with your energy levels and cause crankiness through fatigue, but it can affect your health through poor food choices as well. Previous research has shown that healthy individuals tend to eat more when they’re tired and their desire for sugary or salty food also increases. Researchers at UC Berkeley have shown why that is by looking at regions of the brain that control food choices. Apparently a lack of sleep can lead [...]

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