Any other older folks struggling with the urge to simply, finally, relax and take it easy?--- AGAINST the nagging cultural pressure to keep doing media-worthy "active" stuff to validate your existence?
For the first 5 years after I retired, I felt very guilty about getting lazier, and just not being as motivated or productive as I used to be.
If you’re in the same boat, keep reading….
There will come a day, when you will look around at everyone else's hectic pace and think:
"To hell with it."
When you’re 25-30, you can get away with sleeping 5 hours a night, and treating your body like a junkyard.
But you just can’t do that when you’re 50, 60 or 80. You just can’t afford to take that kind of stress without suffering the consequences.
At some point, you’re going to have to come to terms with the fact - that you’re not a young bustling 30-something anymore. Nor should you act like it.
In fact, once you get past 50, it is crucial you take active steps to avoid stress.
That means worrying less, enjoying life more and most importantly, never compromising on sleep.
Getting excellent sleep is also the only real way to slow down the inevitable aging. Your immune system gets weaker as you get older and requires a good 6-8 hours of quality sleep every night to function.
And if that’s not reason enough…...
Here are 3 other EXCELLENT reasons to making sleep your number 1 priority NOW:
Dementia: This is a horrifying disease among seniors with insomnia. First you forget events, then names, then places, then people, then family members, and finally yourself. Clinical studies by the Bayler College of Medicine and the NYU Langone Medical Center both show Alzheimers and dementia as being directly linked to an inability to sleep.
Parkinson’s disease: A study by researchers at the University of Copenhagen finds the mysterious Parkinson’s disease is also linked to insomnia. That means within a matter of two decades, an entire generation of able bodied men and women could find themselves with uncontrollably shaking limbs, and lose the very ability to speak. Please, do not take this lightly.
4 Different Cancers: A study published in the Elsevier Medicine Reviews journal links insomnia to breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer AND endometrial cancer. It is estimated that adults who got less than 5 hours of quality sleep at night, had a whopping 15% higher chance of getting cancer than the normal population.
So if you’re struggling with getting good sleep, it’s time to fix that.
And it’s not difficult. Not if you are familiar with the new science of stress, recovery and sleep.
It took me just 8 months to go from being a chronic insomniac to sleeping like a baby again. And a big part of it is my total disregard for anything that could cause me stress.
Make this a habit and that’s half your problem solved!
But there’s also the physiological side of sleep. How do you get your body back to normal after years of living the unnatural lifestyle? Here’s how:
REMEDY #1: MELATONIN - Melatonin is a hormone that occurs naturally in the body and is produced by the pineal gland and is especially useful with sleep onset. There’s a very good reason why melatonin is the most prescribed remedy for sleep. If you aren’t already taking it, maybe now is a good time.
REMEDY #2: GINKGO BILOBA: I came across Ginkgo Biloba during a visit to China by total accident. At the time, I hadn’t had a good night of sleep for 3 weeks in a row. Then, one night, I took just 250mg of this magic supplement and to my surprise, I was knocked out cold. A recent study published in Pharmacopsychiatry found that ginkgo leads to improved sleep especially among depressed patients. So if stress or inability to relax is causing you sleep issues, be sure to try this remedy.
REMEDY #3: GLYCINE, ZINC and MAGNESIUM: Falling asleep is one thing. But getting good deep restful sleep is a whole other matter. That’s why I also take Glycine, zinc and magnesium. These are 3 highly potent ingredients in deepening your REM sleep. Studies in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society have shown that the synergy of Zinc and Magnesium is definitively effective in improving the quality of sleep of insomnia patients. Other studies show that glycine improves REM sleep by raising serotonin level, much depleted in older, depressed and insomniac individuals.
REMEDY #4 KAVA EXTRACT: For the longest time I had a problem with “tossing and turning” in bed for hours before finally being able to sleep. That’s until I discovered Kava extract. It has a strange and almost magical effect of relieving night-time stress. I take it 2 hours before I go to bed every night and it helps me go into a very relaxed restful state. Highly recommended.
And most importantly, take it easy!
You’ve earned it. You’ve done everything you need to for your family and society. It’s time to do you. No more worries.
If you’re looking for a powerful source of these ingredients, SleepVita by BioYouth labs has you covered.
It contains all the ingredients I just mentioned including the optimum dosage of melatonin, the richest form of Ginkgo biloba and Kava Extract, together with Glycine, Zinc and Magnesium.
SleepVita will help you fall asleep faster, feel more relaxed before bed time, and help you achieve deep REM sleep. So you can wake up every morning feeling refreshed, energized and with a big smile on your face.
If you’re like me, a good night sleep means the world to you.
That’s why I recommend you try SLEEPVITA™ today.