Why is sleep important?
Sleep is an important element of our health. Poor or insufficient sleep shortens life. Good sleep helps to maintain the body's systems health and recovery. To promote a restful night's sleep, and to relax the body and mind, we designed a Dream Secret formula.
So, why is it so important to get enough sleep?
1. During sleep, the intercellular space in the brain increases, during which there is a "washing out" of waste products accumulated in nerve cells.
So the brain protects itself from various neurodegenerative conditions, which occur due to the accumulation of certain proteins and their adhesion to insoluble agglomerates.
2. The exact mechanisms are not yet known, but during sleep, the immune system may improve overnight, which helps to resist infections. And if you want to additionally support your immunity, we have our Urgent Immune Boost formula for you.
3. Sleep is necessary for remembering information that we received during wakefulness, or rather, for its transition from short-term memory to long-term memory. This process is called memory consolidation.
The hippocampus is responsible for the information of short-term memory, the capacity of which is limited (you can imagine that the hippocampus is a flash drive with a limited amount of space). During sleep, the hippocampus is released (downloaded from a flash drive to a hard disk — in the cortex of the brain), so we are able to remember new facts during a new day. In order to support memory function, we created a Tribal Recall formula.
4. Sleep provides for the process of neuroplasticity. While we are awake, we gain a lot of new experiences, acquire knowledge, as well as new skills and habits. At the same time, new connections (synapses) appear between neurons.
The problem is that a neuron can't maintain an infinite number of connections. Therefore, during sleep, those connections that were actively involved during wakefulness are stabilized, and rarely involved connections are weakened or completely broken.
In this way, sleep helps us save everything important and remove the useless without overloading the brain.
Do you get enough sleep?