What time do you go to bed?
Do you sleep after 10 P.M.?
Did you know that your sleep time can affect your health?
That’s what we will learn in this article.
To be healthy, it is essential to not only pay attention to your diet and workouts but also, respect your body and its functions!
Going to bed on time is essential to make sure your hormonal levels keep an adequate and balanced production.
Our biological clock, controlled by the circadian cycle, keeps our body healthy and functioning through a specific schedule that guarantees every organ is playing their roles to maintain our health.
Experts say that eating at night, especially heavy meals after 8 P.M., can alter the body and its digestive process.
Did you know that?
When is dinner time at your house?
A study done with 700 adults, presented at a congress of the European Society of Cardiology, analyzed the relation between the hours we eat and its effects in the body.
The research noted that ingesting foods late at night causes a significant impact on blood pressure, especially when the last meal happens 2 hours before bed.
According to the experts, it happens because eating something before going to bed forces the body to stay in an “alert state.”
It stimulates the production of the stress hormone, adrenaline, and alters the circadian cycle.
For the researchers, the human body isn’t prepared to deal with many aspects of modern life.
For example, the artificial lights to which we are daily exposed make us stay awake for long hours.
Ultra-processed foods are also affecting our health, as many people started to eat more and later in the day.
See now the hours of each organ and their function, so you can understand your body schedule how many hours of rest you need:
From 7 to 9 P.M. Pericardium: During these hours, the nutrients are transported to the capillaries and lymphatic vessels.
Choose activities that are calm and sleep-inducing, such as meditation, relaxing exercises, and light physical activities.
It is a good time to enjoy things like the company of your family, reading, listening to music, or praying.
From 9 to 11 P.M. Endocrine system: Now it is time to adjust the body’s homeostasis and enzymatic restocking.
Start preparing to sleep, as 10 P.M. is when our body’s temperature is most suitable for it.
From 11 P.M. to 1 A.M.Gallbladder: By now, you must be already asleep, so the organic cleaning of tissues can start.
It is during this time that the cholesterol is processed and brain function is enhanced.
It is also when the liver starts to eliminate toxins.
From 1 to 3 A.M. Liver: You must be asleep now when the liver reaches
its highest energy level.
It is the period of the maximum detoxing capacity of the body and also when the blood gets cleansed.
Your blood sugar levels are at their lowest.
If you are still awake by now, or if you lose your sleep, you will develop anxiety and stress.
This issue is related to your daily habits, like acid diets, alcohol ingestion, smoking, etc.
From 3 to 5 A.M. Lungs: They are responsible for transporting energy
to all the body and direct blood and oxygen to every organ.
The lung promotes breathing, oxygenation, and the expulsion of residual gas.
People who practice meditation say that the hours to meditate are between 4 and 5 A.M., as the breathing and focus are more efficient.
After 4 A.M, we can already wake up.
If you go to sleep at 10 P.M. and wake up at 4 A.M, it gives you 6 hours of sleep.
People going through depression, mourning, or any loss in their lives are prone to lose their sleep around 3 to 5 A.M., as the lungs, according to TCM, are related to sadness From 5 to 7 A.M.
Intestines: This is the best time for intestinal functioning.
It is from 5 to 7 in the morning that we should drink warm water with lemon to “wake up” the intestine and eliminate the toxins from the night cleansing.
After 7 A.M., drinking lemon water will not yield the same results.
What we can conclude from that is that the number of hours slept is meaningless if we don’t respect our biological clock.
So, going to sleep at 10 P.M., the recommended time, it is best if you want to be healthy and well.
By sleeping the 8 hours suggested by doctors to rest and repair your body, you would wake up around 6 A.M., giving you enough time to do your morning routine with calm.
Going to bed early and always at the same time is the best way of helping your body to establish its daily cycle of detox.