posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 10:55 PM
There clearly exists multiple reasons why so many people feel unusually tired during the day. Many of us may speculate about why we feel this way i.e.
improper dieting, inadequate sleep, lack of exercise, stress...etc. Insomnia, alzheimer's, depression, headaches, weak immune systems, etc. include
some of the long-term hazards of improper rest habits. I will attempt to provide some tips for people who wish to combat tiredness and the impairments
associated with it.
1. The body operates in cycles; it includes a "sleep" cycle and a "wake" cycle. This means the brain is synchronically "aligned" to begin sleep
at a specific time in a 24-hour period. According to Ayurvedic health, this time begins between 9:30 - 10:00 P.M. and lasts for an average of seven
hours with a little time given to compensate for the transition from "sleep" to "wake".
2. This cycle is very precise and vital for the human body to an extent that most people aren't fully aware of. Getting proper amount of rest at the
most appropriate time is essential for overall health and vitality. One very important reason why it is important to be fast asleep by 10 P.M. is that
during the sleep cycle between the time period of 11 P.M. - 2 A.M. The body performs a cleansing/healing/brain-reset function. During this period,
we're supposed to experience "deep rest" allowing the brain to fully settle down well enough for this cycle to begin. It is this cycle that is
responsible for our feeling "refreshed" when we awake the next day. For those of us who "miss" this cycle due to either staying up late or
insomnia, the health effects are tremendous because during this period, the brain and the body is "recharged". Our internal organs down to the
cellular level need rest too. If we don't receive that "deep rest" we harm our bodies at the cellular level of rest which affects its "renewal"
process. If we neglect this process long enough, the ability of rest to occur at the cellular level can be inhibited because the cells become used to
this process of improper rest.
3. Because many of us do not get the appropriate amount of rest and the most appropriate time, our cells rest and renewal process becomes severely
impaired overtime leading to more serious diseases like insomnia and alzheimers. Insomnia happens because the brain cells aren't getting enough rest
and don't renew themselves as quickly. Alzheimer's results because the brain ages quickly as a result of this lack of rest leading to the "death"
of brain cells, the impediment of brain function, weak communication between brain cells, and slower brain processes.
4. If many people would only discipline themselves to simply obtain rest at the right time everyday, that would eliminate many problems. Additionally,
you should avoid eating or drinking anything after 7:30 P.M. The reason for this is you want your digestive system to rest as well. If you eat
anything after this time, it will affect the healing/cleansing process that takes place while you are in the period of "deep rest". Also, you may
have to wake during the middle of the night to rid the body of wastes disturbing sleep.
5. According to Ayurvedic health, the body's digestive system is strongest during the period of time between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. This means that this
time period is most appropriate for eating your biggest meal of the day. Unfortunately in America, in addition to our horrific dieting habits, we tend
to eat our biggest meal of the day during dinner, when we should actually only eat a light meal. Also, we tend to eat later in the day (after 7:30
P.M.) and once again, this is not recommended if you want to improve your body's ability to sleep. Sadly enough, many of us don't learn enough about
the importance of sleep cycles, proper rest, and dieting. This is where the bulk of our problems lie. Health is by far the most important subject you
will ever learn but in America, many health practices are either ignored or not taken seriously.
[edit on 7/14/2008 by Mr Knowledge]