Is lack of sleep and/or poor sleep quality interfering with your healing?
Melatonin – a powerful hormone best known for
regulating circadian rythms (that is, our internal 24-hour clock) – is secreted
by the pineal gland in the brain mainly at night while we sleep. Insufficient
sleep and suboptimal sleeping conditions interfere with the brain’s production
In a recent article published in JAMA, researchers
found an association between low levels of melatonin and an increased risk of
developing type 2 diabetes.
In addition to increasing the risk of developing heart disease and
stroke, having type 2 diabetes may also be a contributing factor in poor
cervical cancer prognosis.
This new information sheds light on the importance of a consistent good
night’s sleep on overall health and well-being. Make sleep an integral part
of your healthy lifestyle.
Good luck and great health!