I just had to write and share some news about sleep I just read about. My mother always told me that 2 hours before midnight is worth 4 hours after midnight and I thought it was a trick to get us to bed early. Well….maybe mom really knew!
- Getting proper sleep involves getting enough sleep and sleeping between certain hours.
Dr. Christine Horner author of Dr. Christine Horner’s Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer states that according to Ayurvedic medicine, the ideal hours for sleep are between 10 pm and 6 am.
Modern research has confirmed the value of this recommendation as certain hormonal fluctuations occur throughout the day and night, and if you engage in the appropriate activities during those times, you’re ‘riding the wave’ so to speak, and are able to get the optimal levels. Working against your biology by staying awake when you should ideally be sleeping or vice versa, interferes with these hormonal fluctuations. According to Dr. Horner:
“If we, for instance, go to bed by 10, we have higher levels of our sleep hormone melatonin; there’s a spike that occurs between midnight and 1am, which you don’t want to miss because the consequences are absolutely spectacular. Melatonin is not only our sleep hormone, but it also is a very powerful antioxidant. It decreases the amount of estrogen our body produces. It also boosts your immune system… And it interacts with the other hormones
So, if you go to bed after 10For more information, please see Dr. Horner’s book, Waking the Warrior Goddess: Dr. Christine Horner’s Program to Protect Against and Fight Breast Cancer. You can also learn more about Dr. Horner on her website, www.DrChristineHorner.com.