Sleep scientists agree that deep sleep is THE most essential part of sleep cycle for rejuvenation, DNA repair, feeling rested and staying healthy
There are hundreds of factors affecting your sleep. Sleep is considered now as the most important health factor, especially deep sleep when you rejuvenate and reboot your health systems and immune function. For example, wakefulness is associated with mitochondrial stress and without sufficient sleep, neuron (DNA) degeneration sets in, which can lead to dementia and other health problems. There are now thousands of studies about the importance of sleep and the researchers agree that sleep is THE most important aspect of overall health and lower your risk of diseases.
There are three areas that are important for good, healthy sleep:
1) lifestyle (everything you do during the waking hours and building rest time into your daily schedule),
2) your sleep environment,
3) the state of your mind when you go to bed.
Below there is a very comprehensive list of environmental and lifestyle factors that can affect your sleep and top tips to remedy these adverse factors.
Low melatonin – light and electrosmog affect melatonin production – these are the most important environmental factors which need to be reduced
Here’s almost a complete list of the top lifestyle factors and environmental stressors affecting your sleep. The list focuses not only on things that can go wrong or are harmful but also what you can do to remedy them. If you’re already having problems with sleep and that is affecting your life, you know how important sleep is, so employing as many of the positive behaviours and minimising environmental stressors will greatly improve your sleep. If you’re not sure, feel free to contact me.
The complete list of environmental factors and lifestyle behaviours that can affect your sleep or are NOT good for you (and what to do about them)
- Electromagnetic pollution – electrosmog will affect melatonin production – reduce electro-smog; check the levels of electromagnetic pollution in your bedroom
- Wifi radiation – switch off wifi for the night!
- Dirty electricity – electrosmog will affect melatonin production
- Metal beds – any metal near your body can amplify electro-smog
- Metal spring mattresses – any metal near your body can amplify electro-smog
- Smart meters – unnecessary electrosmog
- Lack of total darkness when sleeping – sleep in total darkness if possible; but stress, not feeling safe at night can be linked to darkness, so if you don’t like darkness use the red/orange light (or a small Himalayan salt lamp) which will NOT affect melatonin production
- Air pollution – get an air purifier and negative ions generator
- Humidity – get a dehumidifier
- Noise pollution – get double glazing windows or earplugs
- Geopathic stress – Schumann Resonance (the Earth’s frequency) is disturbed by geopathic stress – get Helios3 device to boost the levels of Schumann Resonance