Sleep. It is difficult not to love good sleep, but our current lifestyle is making it increasingly harder for us to get the right amount of restful hours. And when we do find the time, pests like anxiety and stress, mean we're taking ages to dose off. Interrupted sleep is also an issue for city sleepers. What if we can somehow find a way to improve our relationship with sleep...through the gut?
That’s right; recent scientific findings have concluded that there is a link between gut health and sleep. Here are some fascinating facts about the link about sleep and gut health.
Lack of Sleep Increases Stress: this leads to a hormone imbalance within the gut, causing cortisol (stress hormone) levels to rise. This can also lead to a leaky gut, where food and toxins are able to pass through the intestine and into the bloodstream which causes bloating and inflammation.
Poorer Dietary Choices: being sleep deprived decreases the level of leptin within our body, the hormone responsible for our feelings of satiety. This leads us to having an increased appetite and we are more likely to make unhealthy food choices, which in turn has a negative impact on our gut health and overall body health.
Eating too Close to Bedtime: as opposed to resting, our body becomes absorbed with digestion and absorption while sleeping, leading to restless sleep that leaves us feeling more tired and lethargic in the morning.
As we can see it’s a toxic cycle, poor sleep leading to poor health choices which in turn leads to poor gut health. How to break free from the cycle? This is where we step in. Our Good Morning Pack is designed to detox and cleanse the body, thereby helping you reach optimum levels of gut health. What’s more, our Good Night Pack helps to soothe the body and mind to promote quality sleep. So, break free from the cycle and welcome a good mood into your lives!
Written by Harin Vinumon