Audacious Health Readings..
Sleep – are you setting yourself up for good night’s sleep?
I don’t know about everyone else, but I have had some difficulty with sleep in the last week. Sleep is a topic we’ve often mentioned – why – because it is so important. A lack of sleep negatively affects your wellbeing, and with a less than ideal mental and physical state, it starts to negatively impact other areas in our lives - like forgetting things, doing things slower than normal, etc.
So, during winter, we suggest that you maintain good digestive health, maintain exercise and keep up good sleep habits so that you wake well rested and energized for the day.
5 Tips for Starting a Winter Day
Well. Winter is here and
I’ll not go on about the cold. Needless
to say warming, nourishing foods are the go.
Rest is recommended. Chinese
Medicine says wearing a singlet (camisole for the feminine fashionistas) will
help to keep your kidneys warm and it’s what my Mum always said so it must be
But what about the emotional aspects of Winter? Shorter days, less warmth and less sunlight
can create a challenging situation….
Fearless.. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) provides interesting insights into emotions.
A little background..
TCM identifies emotions as very real energies that have a place in the human body and are capable of causing a variety of physical and mental conditions when out of balance.
This might seem quite at odds with the Western science view of emotions but recent studies have shown that the brain doesn't have a monopoly on memory and emotions - other organs do have the capability to "remember" and "feel".
Sleep is one of those bodily functions like digestion, elimination or healing that is often taken for granted ... until there is a disturbance in the process. The importance of sleep becomes very clear, very quickly when it stops working..
Whilst modern science doesn't fully understand the role of sleep; more and more studies are showing the links between healthy sleep and general health.
Health sleep has been associated with factors such as:
- Maintaining recommended weight
- Wound healing