The Connection Between Sleep and Overall Health

The Connection Between Sleep and Overall Health

The Connection Between Sleep and Overall Health

Are you someone who has trouble sleeping and can feel the effects in your everyday life?

A new study indicates that a poor sleeping pattern can disturb a persons’ health as it puts a negative effect on ones’ gut microbiome which then causes further health issues.

If you don’t get a good night’s sleep, it can lead to both short and long term problems like stress or cardiovascular disease. Our brain and gut are in communication with each other so when you are in your deepest sleep, the brain gets rid of all the ‘trash’ in your mind and body. The quality of sleep you get every night really impacts so many other facets of your overall wellbeing.

To help you get a better night’s sleep, here are a few tricks you can try:

  1. Control exposure to light by avoiding bright screens within 1-2 hours of going to sleep
  2. Exercise during the day
  3. Be smart about what you eat and drink throughout the day
  4. Wind down and clear your head before sleeping by meditating, doing yoga, journaling, reading, or anything else that clears your mind 

Improving your sleep and overall wellbeing is very important to us so make sure to get your FREE 20-minute consultation booked with one of our integrated peak performance consultants. Call us at 905-420-4325 or send an email to tchpp1099@gmail.com.



Jdonzelli. “New Study Points to Possible Correlation Between Sleep and Overall Good Health.” Newsroom, 28 Oct, 2019. Retrieved from: https://news.nova.edu/news-releases/new-study-points-to-possible-correlation-between-sleep-and-overall-good-health/?fbclid=IwAR3Lnj0GJI-wz2MZmTTHxFjP5QSzIYQIx3iKNS55u8oMzN_1c5nESnwJPSI

Smith, M., Robinson, L., Segal, R. “How to Sleep Better.” HelpGuide.org, 17 Feb, 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/sleep/getting-better-sleep.htm.

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