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The Health Benefits of Sleep

The importance of sleep and the benefits of getting a good night’s sleep. 

 “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”. -Benjamin Franklin

This blogpost is inspired by this famous quote of Benjamin Franklin.  

Even the most famous of models, celebrities, doctors, and health enthusiasts alike would say that sleep and having a goodnights sleep is beneficial to longevity and also anti-aging. 

Having enough hours of sleep and waking up in a timely manner, actually proves to naturally balance the natural circadian rhythm of the body. Sleep is necessary, and having a good nights sleep daily contributes to a healthier lifestyle and longevity. 

Personal story, my late grandfather was one of the most, self-loving, disciplined men I have ever met. He never smoked, he NEVER drank, and went for brisk walks everyday. I believe, I truly believed what saved him the most and contributed to his longevity in life is: EARLY TO BED EARLY TO RISE. His discipline of sleep was enviable. When everyone in the family over-slept, or stayed up long hours to watch movies til the early AM, he would be on the clock, in bed by 10 pm and wake up exactly at 6 am on the clock. His circadian rhythm was balanced, he was disciplined all through out his life, in his world, my grandfather came first. His healthy lifestyle contributed to his longevity and memory as well as adequate hours of sleep.

He lived to be over 100, a year passed, and so did he, however he set a healthy example for the rest of us, including myself, especially myself. 

My maternal grandfather was also the same, discipline and self-love were their secrets, their beauty secrets, and I have to thank them for that. 

The great supermodel Naomi Campbell was once interviewed as to how in her age of 50 plus, she has stayed so well in her looks, her body, it shows that she takes very good care of herself. 

Interviewers asked her how she stayed so young, a natural glow, what is her secret? 

-Her greatest secret she said is sunscreen daily AND, a good nights sleep. Cindy Crawford was also interviewed and mentioned that one of her secrets to looking so young, healthy and refreshed is also a “goodnight’s” sleep. 

- Celebrities, models, and scientists can all agree, along with water, exercise, a long and healthy snooze will add to your long, lifespan. 

Sleep is everything, everything comes under the umbrella of sleep. Sleep is what stores, heals, regenergates, emotionally, mentally, physically, balances the body, balances the hormones, when we are asleep and unaware, of our surroundings, body, body spends that time and energy for healing, for restoration, for re-construction, of every tissue, every cell, known and unknown to us. The body has its own dynamic, mechanism, to heal itself sleeps restores much of what needs to be re-stored. 

There is so much to be said about sleep that many book can and have been written, hence the term, “well-rested”, a person who is well rested shows in their skin, their eyes, theier speech,a dn proves, that sleep aids in anti -aging and longevity. 

There is nothing a good nights sleep can’t cure. Sleep is NOT the only remedy, but it’s the remedy. 

To finish off my blog and to convey how important getting a good nights rest IS I will end with this beloved quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “Each night, when I go to sleep I DIE,and in the morning, when I wake up, I am re-born”. – Good night, dulces suenos.