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Sleep allows cells to repair and regrow, helps us to restore energy, and releases certain molecules like hormones and proteins, allows the liver to detoxify, reorganised nerve cells which supports healthy brain function and so much more...

During sleep we experience:

  • muscle repair
  • protein synthesis
  • tissue growth
  • hormone release
Brain health - During sleep the brain stores new information and gets rid of toxic waste.  Nerve cells communicate and reorganise, which supports healthy brain function and allows your brain to work well when you wake up.  Brain activity also increases in areas that regulate emotion supporting emotional stability.  A good sleep will assist with many aspects of brain function, including:

  • learning and memory
  • problem-solving skills
  • creativity
  • decision making
  • focus and concentration
  • emotional well being
Weight Management - Have you ever heard of sleep being essential for healthy weight maintenance?  Sleep affects your weight by controlling hunger hormones, including ghrelin, which increases appetite, and leptin, which increases the feeling of being full after eating.  A lack of sleep can elevate ghrelin and suppresses leptin. causing an imbalance that makes you hungrier and may increase the risk of eating more calories and gaining weight.

Insulin - Sleep may also protect against insulin resistance, keeping your cells healthy so they can easily take up glucose.  During sleep, the brain also uses less glucose which helps the body regulate overall blood sugar levels.  Chronic sleep deprivation has been associated with increased risk of:

  • obesity
  • metabolic syndrome
  • type 2 diabetes
Immune Health - Who knew a strong and healthy immune systems depends on regular sleep?  During sleep, your body produces certain antibodies and immune cells including cytokines, which are proteins that fight infection and inflammation. We all know we need more rest when you?re feeling sick or stressed! 

There are many biological processes that are critical for our overall health that happen during sleep.  Without them, our bodies can?t function correctly.  If you need help to restore a restful nights sleep we know have available our 'SleepAssist' appointments.  

SleepAssist appointment 
includes Vega testing plus a consult with Deborah Rugari N.D.
60 minutes ~ $145.  Appointments Essential

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