The effects of a good night's sleep are wonderful. You wake up feeling refreshed and your cells have time to repair themselves. Conversely, if you don't get enough sleep, your body suffers. Now research shows it's not just crankiness and tiredness you have to worry about - insomnia's been linked to future heart failure. Here's how to get a good night's sleep, stat!
Yawning all morning?
Need a coffee to get over that mid-afternoon slump?
Chances are you’re not getting enough sleep
Now, a large Norwegian study has shown the health consequences of insomnia can be disastrous to your health.
“If people regularly restrict their sleep
[or struggle to fall asleep
], it is possible that the disruption that we see could have an impact over time that ultimately determines their health outcomes as they age in later life,” said Health24
Here’s how your health will suffer if you don’t get enough sleep
But worse than this, insomnia
symptoms in middle age are strongly linked to the later development of heart failure
– even if you don’t have a heart
problem, reports WebMD
It could be as simple as waking up too early and then having problems settling back to sleep
, adds BBC News Health
But how do you reset your internal alarm if you’re just not getting enough sleep?
"Luckily many of the things that reduce the chance of heart failure
also reduce insomnia
; good diet, exercise, weight loss
and not smoking,” says BBC News Health
adds that you should also avoid alcohol before bedtime as it causes disturbances in sleep
, resulting in less restful sleep
A natural remedy for insomnia to keep your heart healthy…
You can get chaste tree berries or chaste tree berry powder in South Africa, says Health24
Try these tips today and you’ll soon be sleeping better – and protecting your heart in doing so.
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