Providing the body with nutrients is one of the most important steps to well-being. But we’ll give you even more on the way – today Facts & Interesting facts about sleep and its most important functions! While we sleep peacefully, our bodies are running at full speed.
A paradox? No! In our sleep, our clean-up squad works on the regeneration of the body: at night, for example, the free radicals go to the collar. Damage caused during the day by environmental pollution, UV radiation, nicotine, stress and others will be repaired.
That hormone that also makes us tired, melatonin, activates the repair team in our body at night. But melatonin also has its limits. If the damage is too great, there are ruins in the body – this is called the aging process. However, the more sleep, the more melatonin is formed. It is logical that in 6 hours of sleep less can be repaired than in 8. AND: The darker the room, the more melatonin our body produces!
EVERYTHING NEW MAKES THE NIGHT
At the same time, our cell division rate is increased eight-fold thanks to the growth hormone HGH. This is mainly distributed at night. Why is HGH good at all? The better the cells divide, the better our body works. On the outside you can see this naturally on the skin, but inside it looks the same! One of the main causes of skin aging is that cell division slows down from the age of 25. If it takes 21 days at this age, it will take around 40 days at 50!
ÜBRIGENS: Our hair grows almost exclusively at night!
EASY TO SLEEP
Have you ever wondered where the bruised eyes come from when you get up? If we eat carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, etc.) after 5 p.m., the production of growth hormone is throttled. This not only leads to a slower cell division, but also to bruised eyes in the morning! If you want to avoid this problem, just try to eat vegetables, fish and meat in the evening. In general, it is advisable to avoid carbohydrates in the evening. why? HGH gets its energy from the fat deposits. That’s why sleeping makes you slim! However, if we eat carbohydrate-heavy in the evening, the HGH opponent called insulin comes into play: he strives to bunker energy in fat, thus preventing HGH from working. Any questions?
FAZIT: Provide the body with plenty of nutrients during the day, so that it has the chance to bring us back to top shape at night! And then: darken the room and laaaaang sleep! We wish you a good night’s sleep!