Renew Your Life

By admin On July 2, 2010 Under Therapies

Rest Can Renew Your Life

A Magical Journey To Health

A good night’s sleep can renew your life.  Come to think of it, when we think of rest, sleep is what first comes to mind.  Oh, the wonders a deep sleep can work!  During our deepest sleep our bodies repair damage and renew themselves for a new day.

You Can’t Afford To Cheat It

The lack of consistent, good sleep causes all kinds of problems including:

  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Poor thinking
  • Increased risk of accidents
  • Other health complications

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Here Are a Few Ways to Renew Your Life in an Optimal Way:

  • Get enough sleep.  This is crucial for renewal.  The amount of sleep we need is different for everyone, but it is typically between 6 and 9 hours (see sleep chart).
  • Wake up at the same time every morning.  When we open our eyes in the morning and let light into the brain, it sets the clock so that it knows how to set other rhythms in the body so you stay awake during the day and we are ready to fall asleep at night.  When we wake up at a different time, like often happens on the weekends, we end up confusing the body’s internal clock.  This can cause sleep problems.
  • Integrate all of the foundations of health into your life.  Their synergy together is better than any one apart.  And your rest will be more productive.

Renew Your LifeHaving Trouble Sleeping?  Here Are a Few Ways to Get to Sleep:

  • Keep your sleeping times regular, as mentioned above.
  • Get regular massage.
  • Read a good book to distract you from life and help you drift off to sleep.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Soak in a magnesium bath before bedtime will give you a wonderful night’s sleep.  Insomnia is one of the predominant symptoms of chronic magnesium deficiency.   Those who start a magnesium program universally report instant deep sleep experiences without using drugs.  Magnesium supplements, however, help very few people with insomnia.  Why?  Because most of our colons do a poor job of absorbing magnesium.
  • A warm bath with chamomile tea will calm the nerves and bring restful sleep.
  • Limit food and beverage intake before bed.  Stop eating three hours before you go to bed.  If you must snack, eat something light, like a piece of fruit or toast.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol, especially in the afternoon/evening.
  • Take control of your worries. Stress can take a toll on your sleep. We all need down time for meditative activities.  It helps to write your thoughts in a journal before you go to bed and then close the book on the day.  Make a list of things you want to do tomorrow and keep a pen and paper by your bed in case more things come to mind.  This can help decrease brain activity so you can sleep.
  • Make your bedroom dark.  It helps to reinforce your body’s natural rhythms.  Doing this will help you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
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Sleep Chart

  • Infants (3-11 months) need 14-15 hours
  • Toddlers (12-35 months) need 12-14 hours
  • Preschoolers (3-6 years) need 11-13 hours
  • School age (6-10 years) need 10-11 hours
  • Adolescents (11-18 years) need 9.25 hours
  • Adults need an average of 8 hours
  • Elderly adults may need less

Sleep Is Not Enough

But rest is not the only way to renew your life.  Rest is a lot more than just good sleep.  We also need times of vacation and recreation to recharge and recuperate.  These are vital, whether we need to recover our health or just keep it.  Some of our best memories are pictures of these happy times with the ones we love.  Just their memory alone is enough to make us well.

A Weekly Break

Through the millennia, this has been a cross cultural, time honored tradition from Jews, Christians, and Muslims to ancient Babylonians, Buddhists, and pagans.  Even secular governments such as China and communist Russia have seen its benefit and had mandated days for rest.

This Is Not Optional

Another important aspect of rest is a weekly break—a day off when we take a break from our weekly activities and rest.  Working seven days a weeks is a recipe for ruined health.  It is wise to take a break.

Nothing Else Like It!

Rest is one of the great blessings that comes to us in life.  It soothes us, recharges us, and brings us life and health.  You can literally renew your life by drinking in its nectar and lingering in it aftertaste.

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