With health and self-care at the forefront of the cultural zeitgeist now more than ever, many people are wondering how they can incorporate the concepts of physical therapy and wellness at home. Foggiare Boca Raton Wellness Spa operates on the philosophy that mindful attention to your health is the best way to go. It allows you to live your life to its fullest potential, which is why we have curated a host of treatments to help you reach your goals.
We have a dedicated staff to help you through every step of the process. It is imperative that whenever you are making significant changes to your health and wellness routine, you seek out the advice of professionals in order to make the best choices for your body. This is especially true if the changes are being made in response to an accident or ailment, as improper care can exacerbate the problem rather than help it. With all of this important information in mind, there are some simple ways you can incorporate the principles of total body health and wellness into your everyday routine. Today we will look at a tip you may have seen before, but we’ll take a moment to really unpack why this practice is so beneficial.
To some of us, the recommended 8 hours of sleep is much more of an aspirational goal than a reality. It’s more likely that a person gets somewhere between 5 and 7 hours of shut-eye. Most of us do not realize the damage that is actually being done when we shave hours off of our nightly rests. There are a few main reasons why this practice is so detrimental.
The first is that your body does not have adequate time to regrow and repair cells. While some form of repair will happen throughout the day, only when you are sleeping does your body really have the opportunity to mend and grow. This is in part because of an uptick of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) during this time. One very visible side effect of lost sleep is a worsening of the skin’s elasticity and radiance. Low HGH means less collagen production. Since collagen is the main factor in the overall vibrancy of your skin, sleep deprivation often leads to a duller and more aged appearance over time.
HGH is not the only hormone affected when sleep is minimized. Many appetite-regulating hormones are thrown off balance. Leptin and ghrelin are hormones that suppress and excite hunger, respectively. Sleep deprivation will cause an imbalance that leads to an increased appetite, especially for sugary foods. We all know that a bit of sugar is fine, but if you are not careful it can quickly become a habit-forming food. These are just a few of the crucial hormones which are affected by lack of sleep.
Sleep loss can also lead to a foggy brain. This is because sleep-starved brain cells are not able to as easily communicate and transmit signals. When the neuron signal transmission is slowed, it takes longer for your body to register what your brain is trying to implement causing memory lapses or trouble concentrating. You will also probably not pick up on natural indications of things like fullness, again increasing appetite and exacerbating grogginess. One major side effect of being less alert is a noticeable increase in the probability of workplace accidents. This makes you a liability to your company, customers, and yourself.
These are just some of the ways in which your body and mind are negatively affected when you skimp on your zzz’s. You can see that 8 hours of sleep may be more important than originally thought when it comes to your overall wellness and quality of life.
While it’s great if you can get your recommended hours of sleep nightly, nobody is perfect. And even those who follow these rules religiously may have other health or genetic factors that result in them needing a bit of extra help. Foggiare Boca Raton Wellness Spa, now with a location in Largo, creates customizable therapy plans to help boost your inner health and outer beauty. Our treatments will help mitigate the effects of sleep loss and then some, with clinical approaches to help heal your body from the inside out. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at either our Boca Raton or Largo, FL location to see how our knowledgeable staff and state of the art facilities can help you reach your ultimate potential!