…fighting cancer, having a good memory, decreasing blood pressure, improving your mood, relaxing muscles, and having tissue growth and repair, is none other than…..Vitamin….Z!

That’s right, the one-third of your life that you spend sleeping, (Vitamin….Z) far from being “unproductive,” plays a direct role in how full, energetic and successful the other two-thirds of your life can be.  Sleep affects how you look, feel and perform on a daily basis, and can have a major impact on your overall quality of life.

To get the most out of your sleep, both quantity and quality are important. Just the right amount of Vitamin….Z is necessary for all ages.  Teens need at least 8½ hours—and on average 9¼ hours—a night of uninterrupted sleep to leave their bodies and minds rejuvenated for the next day. For adults and children, if sleep is cut short, the body doesn’t have time to complete all of the phases needed for muscle repair, memory consolidation and release of hormones regulating growth and appetite.

Sleep architecture follows a pattern of alternating REM (rapid eye movement) and NREM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep throughout a typical night in a cycle that repeats itself about every 90 minutes. Physiologically you benefit from sleep in these ways: your blood pressure drops, breathing becomes slower, muscles relax, blood supply to muscles increases, tissue growth and repair occurs, energy is restored, cortisol levels are regulated, your appetite is balanced, and your immune system improves.

10 Reasons not to skimp on your Vitamin…Z (sleep)

  1. It can worsen Chronic pain
  2. It could shorten your life
  3. It could make you fat
  4. It could give you Ulcers
  5. It could trigger heart disease
  6. It could make you appear to lack intelligence
  7. It could spark Diabetes
  8. It could Make you age faster
  9. It could lead to Depression and anxiety
  10. It could give your kids attention problems.

Don’t Miss out on Your Daily Dose of Vitamin….Z

According to scientist, “studies suggest that sleep should not be considered a luxury, but an important component of a healthful lifestyle.” (Prog Cardiovasc Nurs 2004; 19:56-9)   At Abundant Health Family Chiropractic, we teach patients just that.  Adequate Vitamin….Z (sleep) is not a splurge, but rather a foundation of wellness.

Having trouble sleeping? Are you lacking the Vitamin….Z necessary for health?

Ask Dr. Kimberly Maxwell, how Subluxation (which relates to your nervous system, self healing, regulation, stress hormone, and glandular regulation) may be relating to this problem for you.When you, your family, and your friends are healthy….you are happier.  To find out more about the powerful and affordable benefits of the whole health Chiropractic approach, contact Dr. Kimberly Maxwell at (406) 585-7000.  Abundant Health Family Chiropractic in Bozeman is THE go-to resource for the health and wellbeing of your entire family, starting with prenatal care