5 sleep habits that could SAVE your life
It just might be the easiest way to improve your health dramatically...
And you don’t have to change a thing you do all day!
This one’s all about what happens at night. Specifically, how much you sleep and how well you sleep.
Do it right, and you could wipe out chronic disease and guarantee yourself a longer, healthier, better life.
But do it wrong, and you could pay the ultimate price.
Because new research reveals how sleep habits can have a direct impact on your risk of heart attack, stroke, and even death itself.
BEAT heart problems with GOOD SLEEP
The new study nails down the five “best” habits for good sleep:
- Being a “morning person”
- Sleeping 6-9 hours
- No sign of insomnia
- No snoring
- No excessive daytime sleepiness
The more of those habits you have, the lower your risk of deadly cardiovascular problems.
And if you have ALL FIVE good habits, your perfect nights will lead to many more healthy days:
You’ll enjoy a 35 percent lower risk of heart disease and a 34 percent lower risk of stroke.
The study also reveals something else – something just as important.
Some folks are born with a higher risk of these things, right? That’s just genetics at work… and if you have the genes for heart disease and stroke, poor sleep habits will bump those risks up dramatically.
You could face up 2.5 times the risk!
But GOOD sleep habits can undo some of that genetic risk, bringing it all back down to size.
Now, you might think some of those good sleep habits are a little beyond your control.
Who can stop themselves from snoring???
But that’s not always the case.
Snoring and excessive sleepiness, for example, are often caused by weight gain. And at the extreme end, they could be indications of sleep apnea.
Studies show that weight loss – even losing as little and 10 pounds – can ease or eliminate apnea, snoring and daytime sleepiness.
The rest of it’s in your control, too.
If you struggle to sleep at night… if you can’t get six to nine hours... or if you just find yourself up late, late, late all the time… your body may just need a little help resetting for sleep.
In some cases, it could be a sign of low levels of melatonin, the “sleep hormone” the body releases at night.
You can boost yours in two ways:
- Avoid LED screens at night (put that phone away!); and
- Take a melatonin
And don’t forget the power of herbal medicine...
Chamomile and valerian have been used for centuries for sleep.
You can find them in capsule form, but you’ll also find both at the heart of Sleepytime Extra tea, which makes for a nice way to wind down at the end of the day.