The Gang Of Glands.
The ‘Gang of glands’ that is our endocrine system also is active while we sleep.
The system controls insulin levels in such a way that we wake up feeling hungry – this prompts us to eat breakfast.
So without a good nights sleep, our bodies miss out on all these great side effects that are essential to us feeling awesome. Miss out on sleep on a regular basis, and your body and your brain starts to work a whole lot less.
We can look and feel like the poorer version of what we wished we were. Cranky, tired, dark circles under the eyes and our friends and family treading on eggshells around us.
As a wise person once said, “Not getting enough sleep turns us all into very tall two-year-olds” which is something well worth avoiding.
The Australian Sleep Health Foundation (ASHF), also backs up what we all know. A person who has chronic insomnia can have their mood negatively impacted. “Without good sleep,” they say, “you can end up irritable, snappy and teary, which impacts on your personal and professional relationships.”
Our well-meaning bodies will try to compensate for this by activating the adrenal glands and sending hits of stress hormone, to the body.
“This acts like little caffeine shots,” the ASHF states. “While this may work in the short-term, it’s not good in the long run as frequent spikes can lead to high blood pressure and weight gain.”
So if you are chronically tired and miss out from all the good things sleep brings to us, might be time to put it at the top of your list of things to do. Your body, and brain, will love you for it.
Like to see if regular massages may help you sleep and relax your body and mind?
Give us a call and try us out. We operate until 9 pm at night, and some clients find a later booking can help them regulate their sleep patterns.