Sleep is as important to your health as diet and exercise. Many of us fail to get enough rest, and we still think of it as an inconvenience.

A Good Night’s Sleep Will:

  • Improve your ability to think clearly as your brain will function at a higher level.
  • Improve your short-term memory and your ability to learn.
  • Increase your athletic performance by as much as 30%.
  • Decrease your risk of heart disease.
  • Increase your natural ability to fight off infection.
  • Increase your weight loss or help you maintain a healthy weight.

Healthy sleep is a combination of the amount and quality. Restful slumber includes several stages, each in proper amounts. But how much is enough? The consensus among sleep researchers is that the average adult needs about eight hours of quality, rest each night. Aromatherapy and essential oils developed specifically to promote a calm and restful night have been found to be beneficial. A cup of Nighttime Tea, a relaxing herbal tea before bedtime also promotes relaxation. In addition, natural herbs and amino acids that support the health of your nervous system and neurons are a great way to improve both your mood and help you feel relaxed.

The Normal Sleep Cycle

You need a minimum of 6-8 hours each night, but you also need restful and complete sleep through a full cycle. This means that each night you go through all of the cycles and experience each of them for the needed amount of time.

There are four stages of sleep: Stages 1 through 4 are a progression, a succession. The act of dozing off is Stage 1. Then a light slumber, Stage 2 followed by a deep sleep in Stages 3 and 4. During deep or REM, your body is in its most relaxed state. Your muscles are relaxed, your heart rate slows, and your blood pressure lowers, even your breathing rate and rhythm are reduced.

During Stage 4, your body also produces and releases human growth hormone. Each night your body repairs and restores itself with the help of this human growth hormone. The entire cycle can be helped by the use of natural aids like the botanical Sleep blend veg capsules.

Sleep is a vital part of rest, repair, and renewal. A good night’s rest affects you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Take steps to ensure you get an adequate amount of uninterrupted, restful slumber each night to ensure your health. Stop by Sensational Shakes to learn more about how to have a restful night.