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SLEEP: Every Body Craves A Good Nights Sleep

April 12, 2009

SLEEP: Every Body Craves A Good Nights Sleep

Whoever dreamed up such a weird word for the wonderfully restorative process called sleep. Anyway I am about to begin a series of posts on sleep,covering  such topics as anesthesia and sleep apnea,  medications like melatonin, circadian rhythms,  as well as essential oils and sleep.

Every body craves sleep.

Sleep rejuvenates the body-mind connection. Sleep has very complex neurological, hormonal, and chemical physiology. The sleep hormone melatonin works on GABA receptors. There are
specialists, often pulmonologists, who operate sleep laboratories to determine
if insomnia and other sleep disturbances are associated with cessation of
breathing during sleep (sleep apnea). Electroencephalogram (EEG) studies
have shown that human brain waves are altered by various essential oils in
differing patterns during sleep and wake states, as well as when experiencing
pain, which can make it impossible to sleep.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) statistics show that 100 million
people complain of insomnia, costing the nation $150 billion annually.
The combination of direct costs, such as medications, and indirect costs
due to accidents and absenteeism make insomnia one of the nation’s most
costly conditions. It often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Insomnia is an
independent risk factor in diabetics and in men aged 48 to 65 with coronary
artery disease.

This a serious problem which has solutions.

So follow along to learn what are the causes of poor sleep and the solutions.

The oillMD

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