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Did you Know?
According to a 2016 study in the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, more than a
third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research
Society recommend that adults aged 18–60 years sleep at least 7 hours
each night to promote optimal health and well-being. Sleeping less than
seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing
chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart
disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress.
Sleep or nidra as it is known in Ayurveda is given due importance. Nidra is
considered as one of the three supporting pillars of life. These three pillars
are: proper diet, sleep(nidra) and a regulated sex pattern to maintain
health. Improper sleep is said to bring emaciation, debility, impotence, poor
mental functioning and unhappiness. The complete absence of...
There are times in our lives in which we feel completely depleted, emotionally drained. With information overload coming at us at the break neck speed of the internet, or the click of the 'on' button of the remote, we can easily become so over stimulated that at times we feel our head is spinning out of control. We lose our focus, our mental grounding and the earth seems to tilt.
If you are anything like me, when you feel this way, you make poor choices. Choices to alleviate the discomfort with immediate gratification. Choices like overworking and expecting everyone else to do the same. Or deciding to spend what little downtime I have on a Netflix binge to dull my mind and avoid the issues I need to deal with. If I go to the grocery store in this state of imbalance, hungry and depleted - mind, body and spirit empty, I will choose foods that will 'feed' this dangerous state. Fore example instead of an apple or fruit to satiate my sweet...