HOW POOR SLEEP AFFECTS HEALTH
Sleep deprivation sounds like a pretty extreme problem but the truth is that we are just as vulnerable to the effects of sleep deprivation whether we get one hour of sleep or five, depending on the person. This is because the “right” amount of sleep is defined as the amount that is needed for a person to feel awake and alert
POOR SLEEP ON EMOTIONS
When we don’t get sufficient sleep then we can notice some serious problems. The most noticeable (and immediatelynoticeable) is how poor sleep affects our emotions. The sleep-deprived brain has a difficult time registering emotions both in the self and in others. While sleep-deprived people may be able to say that they are happy they are actually less likely to show any signs of being happy. Their faces remained neutral and their bodies didn’t respond with normal markers of “happiness” like one might expect. Emotionally speaking, these sleep-deprived people were actually pretty numb.
POOR SLEEP ON CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Poor sleep has a huge impact on cardiovascular health, so much so that poor sleep can increase morbidity due to cardiovascular issues. In one study the researchers found that those that reported getting fewer than six hours of sleep a night were 66% more likely to have hypertension than those getting an enviable 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
Beyond that, sleep deprivation is now well established as a dangerous risk factor for many other cardiovascular issues such as blood pressure, glucose metabolism, hormonal regulation and inflammation. In fact, sleep deprivation is so dangerous that it is unethical to ask, and especially unethical to force, people to deprive themselves of sleep on purpose.
POOR SLEEP ON THE STRESS RESPONSE SYSTEM
Another dangerous aspect of sleep deprivation is the impact it has on our nervous system. In a way, being deprived of sleep launches your nervous system into fight-or-flight mode without the ability to get out of it. In fact, researchers found that participants that were only recently deprived of sleep—as in, just one night of poor sleep—had a 60% increase in brain activity in the stress response system compared to participants with normal sleep. While this is helpful during times of extreme stress it is incredibly detrimental to the body when it is long-term.
HOW MORINGA CAN HELP AGAINST POOR SLEEP (AND POOR HEALTH)
Moringa leaf acts as a great natural sleeping aid because it contains the unique natural compound known as Pterygospermin , which can be found in the leaves. Pterygospermin sets several of the body’s key conditions for a fitful night’s rest. It lowers our blood sugar levels, soothes our digestive system, and has a depressive effect on our central nervous system, acting as a muscle relaxant. When our muscles relax, it not only dissipates our tension, but also results in less constriction of our blood vessels. This results in lower blood pressure, which also helps to make sleep that much more restful.
Moringa leaf also helps you stay asleep for much longer. In one scientific study, it was shown that subject who consumed moringa leaf could stay asleep for up to twice as long as subjects that did not consume any moringa. This makes it useful for those people who wish to stay in a long blissful slumber. On the other hand, the enhanced relaxation and deeper sleep will allow people with a limited number of allotted sleeping hours to awaken more refreshed and energized than they normally would.
Moringa leaf ability to relax muscles can come in handy not just for people looking for a good night’s sleep, but for those who are suffering from muscle pains and spasms as well. This can be especially beneficial for athletes, people recovering from injuries, and those who suffer from certain muscular conditions.
Consumption of moringa leaves have been known to lower blood sugar levels, soothes digestive organs. It can calm down nerves and thereby our central nervous system. It can help as a muscle relaxant, which can reduce high blood pressure. This could aid in getting a restful sleep.
Moringa leaf helps to get deep sleep for much longer period. They feel energetic in the morning even if they get 5 hours of sleep. Individuals who consumed this leaf tea before bed time experienced high energy levels for the entire day. They obtain increased productivity in work and other daily cores