This is my son Dallin, and as you can see he has no problem falling asleep anytime, anywhere, much unlike his mother.
On my quest to health this past year, I realized that eating a plant based diet wasn't the only thing to achieve good health and prevent disease.
There are many other aspects of life we tend to ignore that are just as important.
One of them being sleep. Now coming from a latin country I had never in my life gone to bed before midnight and much less acquire 8 hours of sound sleep.
I am a firm believer that our bodies are syncronized with the earth and the time zones with live in ( thanks dad). And when we eat out of season foods, eat late or stay up until midnight, it affects us a lot. But I was too busy to follow this belief.
This theory, was confirmed by one of the Andreas Moritz books I read. He explained that melatonin, the sleep hormone we release when it is dark, is essential to our health, aging and stress levels.
He said that if we go to bed around 9:30 or 10:00 when our melatonin levels get higher, we will indeed fall asleep faster and easier ( hello insomniacs!) than if we ignored these gentle promptings we get when the hormone starts to peak.
Now I had to put this to the test, because like every child, I did not believe my dad and like I said before I had never gone to bed that early, not even when I had to be at work by 5:00 AM.
I started going to bed at 9:45 or so, and it worked!! I fell asleep in about 10 minutes and the next day I was a new person. I kept doing this and it kept working like a charm.
Much to my amazement, I feel better than I did my entire life of sleep craziness.
I don't know about the antiaging, but I guess we will see.
Mind you, if you go to sleep at this time you will wake when the earth wakes (dawn) and your body will keep it's syncronized pace with the earth. Ayurvedic medicine refer to these as Vata, Pitta and Kapha times of the day. Here is a nice article about it, if you care to read it.
Vata,Pitta, Kapha times of day.
Now I know there are people who work at night and I wondered how will they get this special sleep?
Well, doing some research I found an article by Doctor Mercola ( alternative physician) and he says that if you sleep in a completely dark room, melatonin will be released and benefit the person the same way. Here is the article .
Melatonin Natural Hormone
Anyway, I just thought I would share this important fact I discovered on my quest to health.
Stay tunned for my living room project I am still working on!