Healthful sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity, more influential than diet, exercise or heredity. Deep sleep (NREM stage III and IV) is the only time when your body is at its busiest repairing you and yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep and the price to pay for sleep deprivation. Before prescribed medication or herbal remedies are considered, we really should give sleep a better chance: Sleep Repair is ONE of seven interlinking steps you can take to improve and maintain good health, that’s what our approach is all about.
Did you know that a medical doctor (with an additional PhD!) had to publish a general public book because his peers wouldn’t listen to him. He couldn’t get his Stanford University sleep research published in medical journals. Somewhat bizarre because the steep price paid for ignoring sleep quality is an epidemic of heart disease, immeasurable mental and psychological disadvantages, and the gruesome fact that 33% of road traffic accidents are fatigue related. Han van de Braak BSc LicAc MCSP MBAcC (Retd) bought the very first edition of William Dement’s book and passes subscribers very practical tips that can combine well with the free advice in Brain Gain. In that page is also mentioned a lesser known connection for healthy sleep, the gut-brain-axis which you can view in an explanatory diagram we used in another website.
You see, gut microbes influence gut tryptophan metabolism, and in turn via the blood circulation this tryptophan fuels the ability of your pineal gland to produce melatonin that makes sleep become more inviting. Normally when there is light, the pineal gland does not convert tryptophan into melatonin but, as light dims, it gets turned on and begins to actively produce melatonin that makes you sleepy. So now you know why gut factors like Aloeride, Prebiotics Probiotics and Brain Gain have indirect relevance to your sleep. So now you also know why reading a Kindle, iPad or Tablet ebook in bed doesn’t make you as sleepy as a paper book would. It is their white lit background to black lettering that stops your pineal gland from switching on properly. Straightforward advice that can make all the difference and more tips are available if you join mailing list.