Cookies on fushi.co.uk
10 reasons to catch up on your sleep
As a general rule, experts recommend that most people need a minimum of six hours sleep a night to ensure they are fully rested and functional the next day.
This differs from person to person, but the effects of not having enough sleep can be very detrimental to both your mental and physical health.
Mrs Marianne Davey, director of the British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association, explains why a good night's sleep is just so important.
This is obvious, but your body needs sleep to ensure it is fully rested for the next day, staying awake for too long can leave you mentally irritated and your muscles fatigued.
Sleep is the main time for cells to regenerate and for the body to grow, meaning it is especially important for babies, children and young people.
As with growth, sleep is a primary time for bodily repair, giving the body an opportunity to focus on healing rather than other functions.
4. Hormone production
"If the hormone production is thrown out of kilter because of disturbed or poor sleep, this leaves a feeling of sluggishness and lethargy in the morning," Mrs Davey warns.
A lack of sleep can cause stress as the body is too tired physically to cope with mental problems. Stress can conversely cause sleep problems, meaning it is heavily connected with sleep patterns.
Tiredness can cause forgetfulness and short-term memory problems, especially if you consistently aren't getting enough sleep.
A lack of sleep can also make it more difficult to concentrate on tasks, especially in the workplace.
Not getting enough sleep can cause the body to become stressed, meaning it is more likely to store fat rather than use it as energy.
Without getting enough rest it is likely that you'll begin to suffer from headaches, especially if you attempt to compensate by upping your caffeine intake.
10. Gastrointestinal problems
Stress caused from a lack of sleep is linked to gastrointestinal problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome, which is commonly prescribed relaxation and rest to aid digestion.
Posted by Freya Harper
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks