By Hakeem Alexander
(Exercising Your Mind) Insomnia, sleep-apnea, narcolepsy. Just three of many sleep related issues that many people find themselves dealing with every night and day.
According to a message I received from NeuroScience CME,
“Sleep disorders may cause inflammatory, endocrine and cardiometabolic abnormalities, adverse effects on occupational performance and safety, increased risk of road accidents and diminished quality of life“.
Although it is not the only factor, obesity is one of the preventable factors contributing to poor sleep quality, and therefore diminished quality of life.
It is one of the most important to consider however, being that it is a fact that obesity is rapidly becoming statistically most frequent on a national scale in the United States.
Obesity has been linked to Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, where the quality of breathing is significanlty diminished during sleep.
This is quite interesting to me as a Healthy Living and Self-Defense Consultant, because I have learned that one of the leading causes of obesity may be over-consumption of low quality, processed and refined carbohydrates.
What this means is that quality of life may be improved by improving quality of sleep, which may be as simple as improving one’s diet.
I have personal experience with hypoglycemia or low blood sugar causing me a great deal of suffering.
It stimulated insomnia, night-terrors, hallucinations, sleep-apnea, sleep-paralysis and pre-diabetic (Type-II) kidney dysfunction from keto-acidosis.
I was able to self-diagnose the connection with blood sugar being the culprit, because when I adopted and adapted the “hypoglycemic-diet” protocol outlined by Dr. John Kappas of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, my quality of life improved dramatically.
All of my primary and secondary symptoms cleared up when I corrected my blood sugar issues by following a sensible diet.
I simply avoid eating simple carbohydrates and other quickly absorbing sugars on an empty stomach, and instead start first with high-quality animal protein, raw vegetables, and then at last I have “dessert” of something sweet, usually fruit.
I cleared up all of my many issues with sleep, energy, focus, concentration, memory, and communication by re-balancing my blood sugar with the change in my eating habits.
I no longer suffer from insomnia, night-terrors, hallucinations or the other symptoms I listed before.
I did all of this without the use of sleep-medications or any special equipment to help get sleep. I don’t even have to use my favorite herbal medicine, marijuana.
If you suffer from any sleep issues, perhaps after consulting a qualified medical practitioner, you should perhaps look into changing your eating habits, especially where sugar is concerned, to help improve your quality of life.
On the other side of that, if your doctor recommends sleeping pills of some kind, perhaps you should be wary of this advice.
Because according to an article today, Tuesday, March 06, 2012 by Jonathan Benson, staff writer on NaturalNews.com :
“If you take pharmaceutical sleeping pills to help alleviate insomnia, you are very likely putting yourself at serious risk of developing cancer or even dying.”
“A new study published in BMJ Open, an open-access journal that is part of the British Medical Journal family of publications, suggests that patients who take various benzodiazepines, non-benzodiazepines, barbiturates and sedative antihistamines for insomnia are 4.6 times more likely to die, on average, within two-and-a-half years than those who do not take these drugs.
Researchers from the Jackson Hole Center for Preventive Medicine in Wyoming and the Scripps Clinic Viterbi Family Sleep Center in California evaluated and analyzed data on more than 33,000 patients for their study, of which nearly one third were taking sleeping drugs like temazepam, zopiclone, zolpidem, or zaleplon for their insomnia.
After adjusting for other risk factors, the team found that within roughly two years after beginning sleeping pill drug regimens, one in 16 sleeping pill patients died, while only one in 80 patients not taking these drugs died.“
So perhaps instead of using the so-called “sedative-hypnotics” prescribed by doctors, you may opt to use the all-natural, self-hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, or you might utilize a shift in your choices of food.
And in place of invasive surgeries and medical devices, you may implement a sensible exercise routine into your schedule.