5 Bedtime Habits That Women With Great Skin Swear By | Lifestyle Queen Bee

5 Bedtime Habits That Women With Great Skin Swear By

Note from Lana | Lifestyle Queen Bee: Having a nightly routine is beneficial to ensure you are regularly maintaining not only your health but your hair and skin. I wrote about developing a nightly skin routine (you can check that post out here if you missed it) but today’s post highlights the Continue reading “5 Bedtime Habits That Women With Great Skin Swear By”

Signs You're Depressed & Not Just Sad | Lifestyle Queen Bee

Signs You’re Depressed, and Not Just Sad

Note from Lana | Lifestyle Queen Bee: We all have those moments where life doesn’t seem to be going the way we want and we feel stressed, angry and even sad. It’s normal to feel this way but feeling sad all the time? Not feeling interested in the things you used to or even care about your appearance? That might be a red flag there’s more to your feelings than just ‘being sad’. My Guest Blogger, Alex Sabin, compares the nuances between Continue reading “Signs You’re Depressed, and Not Just Sad”

Introducing More Fish into Your Diet

Note from Lana | Lifestyle Queen Bee: Can I be honest for a sec? I HATE seafood. I can eat tuna 1-2 times a year and every so often can pop a few popcorn shrimps into my mouth but that’s as far as it goes. Bring the daughter of a woman born in St. Lucia with 4 of my 5 older siblings being born there + being HUGE seafood lovers, I definitely was the odd (wo)man out. Given the fact I am anemic (iron deficiency) and I don’t eat seafood or eggs (both which are great sources of the iron I need), let’s just say it’s been a challenge to maintain my iron levels. While I am not a huge fan of seafood, I know I’m in the minority. Aside from the great intake of iron you get from consuming fish, there are other great health benefits. My guest, Ian, is giving you all some ways on how you can Continue reading “Introducing More Fish into Your Diet”

4 Body Parts You Should Never Forget in Your Skincare Routine

Note from Lana | Lifestyle Queen Bee: Taking care of your skin is vital, especially as we age. We always focus on maintaining our face, minimizing wrinkles around our eyes and keeping our body moisturized and healthy but we tend to overlook places on our body that need Continue reading “4 Body Parts You Should Never Forget in Your Skincare Routine”

Simple Feng Shui Steps for Good Feng Shui in Your Home

Note from Lana | Lifestyle Queen Bee: Feng Shui is all about finding balance in your life and home, creating a space that brings you positivity & peace and opens the door to opportunities of good health and fortune. The art of Feng Shui can seem a bit daunting if you’re new to it but simple changes to your home can help to unlock the positive vibes. Today’s guest, Riqa, is showing you just how to Continue reading “Simple Feng Shui Steps for Good Feng Shui in Your Home”

10 Green Initiatives You Can Do Tonight

10 Green Initiatives You Can Do Tonight | Lifestyle Queen Bee

It can seem overwhelming to go green. After all, just one hour spent looking at how one eco blogger eliminated all garbage output from her home can make you feel woefully inadequate. Other people show us how it’s possible to subsist only on organic free-range foods, or how to live with just 10 clothing items. Continue reading “10 Green Initiatives You Can Do Tonight”

How Sleep Helps You Reclaim Your Chill | Lifestyle Queen Bee

How Sleep Helps You Reclaim Your Chill

Note from Lana | Lifestyle Queen Bee: I LOVE sleep. Nothing is better than getting to bed after a long and busy day. And don’t get me started on a good weekend nap. While I am a lover of sleep, I must confess I am not the greatest at ensuring I get the most rest possible. I tend to go to bed waaaay later than I should during the week and then I’m hitting the snooze like crazy come morning. With life being so busy, we keep trying to squeeze more and more into our day and that means, cutting things out like our sleep. Do you realize how vital a good night’s sleep is not just for your rest but for your actual health? I know, I’m guilty of overlooking this too. That’s why today’s post is one to remind us how to reclaim our sleep & in turn, our chill.

It might seem obvious that quality sleep is helpful. Indeed even without understanding what it really accomplishes, we realize that sleep deprivation makes us feel ghastly and that getting a good quality sleep can make us prepared to face another day.

Scientists have tried really hard to fully understand the benefits of sleep. By doing research studies on animals and humans, they have found that sleep assumes a basic part in boosting immunity, digestion, memory, and learning among other indispensable functions.

 Is Sleep Actually Important?

Despite the fact that researchers aren’t certain why sleep is necessary, they have numerous ideas regarding the importance of this puzzling element in life. While some of these functions have less significance, some, like the importance of sleep in enhancing recollections and general well-being, appears to be quite pertinent to all our lives.

While we may not frequently consider why we sleep, most of us do recognize that sleep makes us feel better. We feel more energetic, alert, joyful and more able to function after a decent night of sleep.

How Much Sleep Is Enough?

Besides learning the importance of sleep, the question many people ask is “How much sleep do I need?” The National Sleep Foundation did a study to find the answer to this question. Sifting through several research articles, the experts took into consideration the health benefits and risks associated with sleep and put forward recommendations on the right amount of sleep one should have. According to their recommendations, based on a thorough analysis of the studies, children below 9 years need 11 hours, teenagers-10 hours and adults on average 8 hours. According to Doctor Lydiah DonCarlos from Loyola University, more research into sleep is needed.

How Healthy Sleep Routines Keeps You Healthy, Calm and Relaxed

The National Sleep Foundation points out that consistent lack of sleep may prompt a variety of serious medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, early mortality and even heart disease.

The following are some of the health benefits of sleep that you should know:

Sleep Repairs Your Body

During sleep, your body delivers additional protein molecules that reinforce your capacity to battle disease to keep you healthy. The molecules help boost the immune system that retouches your body at cell level when exposed to infectious bacteria, pollutants or stressed.

Sleep Helps To Keep Your Heart Healthy

Your cardiovascular framework is always under pressure and sleep helps lower stress levels and inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the main cause of heart disease and strokes. Quality sleep also helps keep blood pressure and cholesterol levels in check at all times.

Sleep Reduces Stress

With a decent sleep, you are in a better position to lower blood pressure and lift levels of stress hormones which result due to a stressful lifestyle.

Sleep Enhances Memory

If you have gone for days without sleep, you often experience the “foggy” feeling. This makes it hard to even think! This can result in serious memory issues as well. A better quality sleep dispenses this, as sleep is the time where your memories are converted to

This can result in serious memory issues as well. A better quality sleep dispenses this, as sleep is the time where your memories are converted to long-term memories. With a better sleep, your brain can, therefore, be in a position to process new information and learn better.

Sleep Controls Body Weight Issues

Sleep controls the hormones that affect and control your hunger. Studies indicate that lack of sleep causes hormonal imbalance and appetite increases. There are many health problems associated with being overweight, such as blood pressure and obesity which will completely stress you out.

The benefits of sleep are broad and can have many kinds of effects on the quality and length of your life. With such benefits, you are able to boost and lead a healthy, calm and relaxed life.

Great post, Clarissa – Thanks so much for sharing these insightful tips on how important sleep is to our health!

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Author Bio: Sarah is the Editor of Sleepy Deep. Feeling the repercussions of being an irregular sleeper for far too long, she decided to do something about it. She learned why sleep is so important and how to maximize it, and is now helping others who are struggling to find their right sleep routine.

Feeling the repercussions of being an irregular sleeper for far too long, she decided to do something about it. She learned why sleep is so important and how to maximize it, and is now helping others who are struggling to find their right sleep routine.