Sleep is one of the most precious goods in our lives! Most of us may not pay much attention to the hours we spend sleeping, as the obligations are increasingly strained, but in reality the quality and the duration of sleep play a crucial role in our lives.
Why is sleep so important?
Sleep is an indispensable process in our daily lives. Adults need at least 7-9 hours of it a day to rest well. When we sleep, important physical and mental processes take place. A good night’s sleep offers us:
- Good brain function
- Emotional wellness
- Preparation for the next day
As long as we sleep our brains work. It processes what we learned during the day and stores it in our memory. In addition, sleep plays a key role in many processes, such as regulating our metabolism, body temperature, glucose levels, and appetite.
What if we don’t have good sleep
When we do not sleep properly, the following may occur:
- Difficulty remembering and concentrating
- Feeling tired and drowsy
- Tendency to tweak and irregular meals
- Changes in mood
If the problem becomes chronic, then the effects can be quite serious such as daytime lethargy, anxiety and depression, health problems such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular problems, reduced libido. In addition, there are a few times we have heard that someone has “fallen asleep”, a situation that often leads to accidents.
Melatonin: what is it and what is its role?
Melatonin is a hormone normally produced in our body that regulates our biological clock. Sometimes, however, its levels are disturbed, resulting in an uneasy sleep. For this reason many formulas for insomnia and relative disorders contain melatonin as an essential ingredient.
Power Health’s Cool Night contains in addition to melatonin, chamomile and hops that calm and reduce stress, magnesium for muscle relaxation and B vitamins that protect the nervous system.
So change some of your bad habits and prioritize your sleep! It will reward you with a lot of energy, good mood and health!