Keep a healthy home
The most important aspect of health is sleep.
We can eat well and exercise regularly but if our sleep is off, our health will suffer and our exercise will do more harm than good. On this page you’ll learn why we need sleep, why insomnia and dysrhythmia in kids and adults are at all-time highs, and how we can improve our sleep and ameliorate these conditions.
Why we need sleep
Good sleep is critical for health and happiness. We need sleep to:
- Detoxify and repair our heart, brain, nerves, liver, kidneys, digestive organs, DNA, eyes, skin, muscles and more.
- Balance our hormones, hunger, mood and energy levels.
- Turn our day’s mental efforts into memories and skills!
What’s the main requirement for good sleep? Our eyes need to be exposed to a natural spectrum of light throughout the 24 hour daily cycle. Unfortunately, there is something that alters our natural light exposure and prevents our bodies from initiating restorative sleep:
Blue light from technology.
While nature delivers a full, balanced spectrum of light, our digital devices emit primarily blue light, in unnaturally high concentrations, which have been shown to seriously impact health. The more often and closer to bed time we’re exposed to it, the worse the effects, and we end up with a condition known is dysrhythmia, which is now extremely common.
What happens when you’re sleep deprived and suffering from dysrhythmia?
We think and feel below our best. This is especially true for our energy levels, digestion and mood. The longer we are dysrhythmic, the greater our risk of developing illness because dysrhythmia interferes with our brain's ability to regulate our entire body’s most important systems. What can we do to avoid this?