Sleep. When it’s going well, we don’t think much of it, but when it’s not…it impacts EVERYTHING else. Sleep is an important function to recharge your mind and body so that you are refreshed, alert, emotionally well-balanced, and have stable energy.
When you sleep, your brain works to prepare you for the next day. While you are sleeping, your brain maintains nerve pathways that let you learn and create new memories. Sleep also performs some sort of housekeeping by removing toxins from the brain that accumulate while you’re awake.
If you have a good night’s rest, you learn more quickly, have greater access to creativity, stay alert, think clearly, concentrate, and solve problems appropriately. The damage of sleep deprivation is widespread: it can lead to increased accidents (because of poor concentration) or can accumulate over time and increase your risk of chronic illnesses.
Sleep also plays a big role in keeping you healthy physically. Here are some examples:
- Involved in healing and repairing your heart and blood vessels.
- Balances your hormones that make you feel hungry and full. So you tend to be hungrier when you don’t get enough sleep. In fact, sleep deficiency is associated with obesity.
- Involved in how your body reacts to insulin. If you lack sleep, your blood sugar levels increase. This puts you at risk of diabetes.
- Keeps the immune system healthy. You may have trouble fighting common infections if you are always sleep deprived.
Just like food and water, sleep is essential for survival, and quality sleep is a vital key in good health and well-being. And when I say quality sleep, I mean getting the right amount of sleep at the right times and being able to go through all the stages of sleep.
However, poor sleep is becoming a problem–maybe because of lifestyle, work, stress and anxiety, an underlying medical condition (discuss with your healthcare provider), or medication side effects.
If you’ve been trying to get quality sleep, naturally–without sleeping pills, an ancient oil–the Black Cumin Oil, may do the trick.
Black cumin oil is an amber-colored oil extracted from the tiny black seeds of Nigella sativa, a plant native in Southwest Asia. It has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide range of conditions.
Aside from aiding in a good night’s rest, black cumin oil has other health benefits!
- Supports digestive health!
- Promotes healthy skin and hair
- Manages inflammation
- Aids in weight maintenance
- Fights seasonal allergies
- Soothes joint pains
- Equalizes blood pressure
So how does black cumin oil help in getting you a better sleep?
The black cumin oil acts on the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) system. The HPA system has three components: the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and the adrenal glands. This system is important in maintaining homeostasis (balance) in the body by mediating the effect of stressors by regulating our physiologic functions. One of these physiologic functions is sleep.
If you have a hyperactive HPA system, the adrenal glands produce too much cortisol, which in turn increases your blood pressure and decreases your quality of sleep. With the help of black cumin oil, the hyperactivity of the HPA system is prevented and you get the quality sleep that you so deserve.
After taking black cumin oil, some people have reported they have vivid dreams! This is great clue that their quality of sleep has improved. Dreams occur during the rapid eye movement (REM) stage, the fourth stage of the sleep cycle. Studies have linked REM sleep to memory consolidation, the process that converts recently learned experience into long-term memories.
Among the many brands available in the market today, I recommend the Black Cumin Oil of Activation Products. Check out their site for more info on black cumin oil and reviews of their product.
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