years has dropped from 7-8 hours, to 6-7 hours a night. This may not seem like a big difference, but
it does make a huge difference to your body! During the day, your body is working hard to keep up
with your day and it requires the appropriate amount of time to rest, recover, and recharge to do it
all over again. Most people think that not getting a good night's sleep simply means you'll be a little
tired the next day, maybe a little foggy. It's nothing that a cup of coffee can't fix, right? Coffee does
help, but loading yourself up with caffeine is a band-aid solution and not a permanent fix. Lack Of
Sleep And Health Lack of sleep is a factor in some of the most serious health problems and can be a
trigger for illness and disease. Studies have found that people who have a shortened sleep, which is
defined by less than 6 hours, are at an increased risk of heart disease. In 2011, the European Heart
Journal's review of 15 medical studies involving almost 475,000 people, found that the ones with
shortened sleep cycles had a 48% increased risk of developing or dying from coronary heart disease.
They also found that these people were also at a 15% greater risk of developing or dying from
stroke. The study also links long sleepers, or people who average nine or more hours a night, to a
38% increased risk in developing or dying from coronary heart disease, and a 65% increased risk of
stroke. Therefore, balance is the key. Daily Distractions And Technology The world we live in today
doesn't make it easy to get a good night's sleep. People are reporting higher levels of stress caused
by things like work, current events, family situations, and other factors that didn't affect past
generations. We are also using more and more technology that affects our sleep cycles without us
even realizing it. There are many sleep aids that can be purchased but they are artificial and may
even cause dependency with some people. As always, Mother Nature has provided us with a natural
solution to this ever increasing problem. The Ultimate Sleep Recipe..
This simple, two-ingredient recipe is your key to getting a great night's sleep. It will help your body
relax and regroup from the day, and prepare itself for the next morning. All you need is: 5 teaspoons
of organic raw honey 1 teaspoon of pink Himalayan sea salt Mix these two ingredients together and
store it in a glass jar. You can make as much or as little as you want, but a 5:1 ratio works the best.
Just put a little bit of this mixture under your tongue every night before you go to sleep and let it
dissolve naturally. Salt & Honey Himalayan sea salt contains more than 80 minerals and elements
that your body needs for different processes, aiding your body in recovering from the day. Honey
contains glucose with aids in supplying our body's cells with energy. The combination of honey and
salt increases serotonin, helps us to de-stress naturally and get the best sleep possible. Try this
natural sleep aid and rest easy knowing your body will be ready to face the next day.