How sleep problems are ruining your health
Stress can be more than just mental and emotional. It can be physical as well. Your body feels stress when you place too much demand on it. This happens when you eat too much, drink too much, or play too hard. It happens when you eat too much of the wrong types of food, have too much caffeine, and most of all, don't get enough sleep.
When you don't get enough sleep you feel tired all of the time. You are too tired to function properly at work, at home, and most likely in the bedroom. Your sleep problems not only affect your job performance and relationships but could be dangerous as well. Your reaction times aren't as good as they should be increasing the likelihood of accidents and falling asleep at the wheel. The stress on your body from long-term sleep deprivation also seriously impacts your overall health and longevity.
Chances are it is elevated cortisol levels. And what causes elevated cortisol levels? The short answer is our modern lifestyle. That includes our poor modern diet, insane work schedules, addiction to electronics, and constant worry. Stress, stress, and more stress. Stress can elevate cortisol levels in the evening, leaving you tired during the day and energized at night.
So what to do?
What can we learn from our ancestors
Author James Daniels suffered with sleep problems and insomnia for many years. Sick of taking sleeping pills, James adopted a novel approach. He used his sleepless nights to study sleep. As a result of his research, James was able to discover that the way we live is detrimental to the quality of our sleep. Our modern lifestyle is keeping us awake.
And this isn't just a small problem. The National Sleep Foundation research shows that 62% of Americans suffer sleep problems that keep them awake at night more than once a week. That's a lot of sleepless people. Many of whom are taking sleeping pills on a regular basis.
So then James wondered how people solved their sleep problems prior to this modern pharmaceutical solution?
The Birth of Paleo Sleep
Prior to the invention of the lightbulb and before our world became electrified, people generally lived their lives according to Mother Nature's schedule. They rose with the sun and went to bed when it got dark. They didn't have the option to stay up late watching TV or surfing the web. Their lives were simpler in many ways and harder in others. Most spent the day in hard physical labor to survive and feed their families rather than sitting at a desk all day. Consequently, they fell into bed at night exhausted.
James cured his insomnia using the information he gained from his research. He created a program called Paleo Sleep to help others cure their insomnia and get a good night's sleep as well. The idea is to get back to basics and reduce the impact our modern lifestyle has on our ability to sleep. The program consists of Six Steps in six core areas that are designed to help you:
- realign with Mother Nature's sleep-wake cycle
- establish routines that promote sleep readiness
- identify and change habits that are detrimental to sleep
- reduce stress and anxiety
In addition, there is helpful information for people who travel, share a bed, and suffer sleep anxiety.
Whether you have full-blown insomnia or just the occasional problem sleeping, Paleo Sleep may the solution you are looking for. And for only $10 it is far cheaper and healthier than a regular diet of expensive sleeping pills. James has already helped thousands of people achieve a better night's sleep with this approach. You could be one of them. I have employed a few of his techniques with promising results. Consequently, I have more energy and am less tired during the day. Why not give it a try?
Paleo Sleep, Sleep Like a Caveman, James Daniels
30-Day Paleo Transformation, Robb Wolf