Everyone is looking for the miracle supplement, workout or tip that can change their lives seemingly overnight. Well such a thing does exist, is available to you anytime, and will cost you nothing.
It’s sleep — specifically deep sleep.
The Epidemic of Chronic Sleep Deprivation
Sleep has been called the “force multiplier” in that it has the ability to enhance, or worsen, whatever state that you’re in.
If you are eating well, controlling stress, and exercising often, then getting good sleep on top of all that will help enhance the benefits of all those healthy things that you’re doing.
On the other hand, if you are eating poorly, not exercising, are constantly stressed, and overdoing it with medications or other substances, a lack of sleep is going to compound and multiply everything.
It’s like being kicked while you’re down
And when you are chronically sleep deprived, it really does a number on you. A lack of sleep can keep your body in a constant state of stress and over time this can get pretty ugly. Elevated stress hormones can be involved in creating a bunch of pretty nasty conditions including the following:
- Headaches and dizziness
- Weight gain
- Digestive disorders
- Immune system dysfunction