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Friday, 2 November 2018

The Health Benefits of Sleeping Well, and at the Right Time

You have heard it said that, “early to bed early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”.

This maxim, and of course nursery rhyme according to health experts remains an eternal truism. And now, the question arises, “Is there a particular time that can be described as the best time to sleep? Whatever be the case, experts simply believe that one ought to get to bed in time so as to wake up early – for great health benefits. What about sleeping late and getting up from bed late, even if you’ve spent an adequate amount of time sleeping (in bed)?

Sleeping early and waking early is it

Your body actually has a clock-like mechanism that is inbuilt so that you’re able to go to bed at certain times and get up at certain times. The body mechanism sort of programmes itself to naturally do what is right for it (you). Your biological clock is programmed to regulate your body functions for optimal health, and that also covers how and when you go to sleep.

From expert studies, nature has so designed it that as from 11pm to 3 am most of your blood circulation is focussed in your liver. In the cause of this the liver becomes larger as it’s loaded with more quantity of blood. This time is crucial as your body goes through a process of detoxification. The liver then neutralises and breaks down toxins which had been concentrated in the body in the cause of the day.

Sleeping right means waking right

Note that if your system is denied sleep at this very time your liver will not be able to perfectly carry out this detoxification process. Following all these, what will normally happen is such as the followings:

  • Going to bed at 11pm will mean you have complete 4 hours to detoxify your system.
  • Going to bed at 12am will mean you’ve got 3 hours for that.
  • Going to bed at 1am translates to you having 2 hours.
  •  And if you go to bed at 2am, you have only 1 hour to detoxify.
What if you sleep after 3am?

Experts say that this means that should you go to bed after 3 am you just will not have any time to really detoxify your body! It will therefore be ill advised for you to maintain such a ‘negative’ sleep pattern because these toxins will then be concentrated in your body in the cause of time. The consequence of this surely will be disastrous.

Breakfast - most important meal of the day

What then does going to bed late and waking late imply?

You will simply discover that you’ll wake up tired even if you had long hours of sleep. Sleeping late is not really healthy because for one, your body will not have adequate time to detoxify itself, as well as being denied other vital body functions.

Research shows that as from 3am to 5am most blood circulation is centred in the lungs; and then what? Experts say at this time you should exercise and take a deep breath of fresh air which is energy – better in the garden if possible. This is owing to the fact that by this period the air is incredibly fresh with plenty of healthful negative ions.

In the same vein, from 5am to 7am blood circulation is majorly concentrated in your large intestine, and so you ought to have a bowel movement (from your large intestine) thereby getting your body ready for taking in further nourishments all through the day.

Be with nature

And, from 7am to 9am, circulation of blood largely is concentrated in your stomach. As for this moment, you should take your breakfast - being the most significant meal of the day. It’s equally important you ensure your breakfast contains all the essential nutrients. It has been discovered that skipping breakfast in the long run creates a lot of health problems.

For this reason it has been observed that villagers and farm dwellers are usually healthier. This is owing to the simple fact that they go to bed early and wake up early – breathing in fresh oxygen. This is of course in complete obedience to their natural biological clock. Keeping to this routine will ensure you are fresher and full of vitality throughout the day.

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