'Over time, you incur a sleep debt which you can never fully repay,' says doctor
In 2010, Statistics Canada found 46 per cent of Canadians cut into the time they spend sleeping in order to complete other activities. About 40 per cent of Canadians will experience a sleep disorder during their lifetime, which can lead to serious health risks over time. Less sleep or sleep disorder can have drastic long-term effects on the mind and body, from heart problems to stroke, to an increase risk of car accidents, work performance errors, more fatigue during the day, anxiety,even obesity......Lack Of Sleep Doubles Risk Of Death.
But does that mean the longer sleep better?
A new study suggests that individuals who sleep eight hours or more a night actually have an increased death rate compared with those who average just six or seven hours. The findings appear in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
It is not hard to believe that lack of sleep cause lots of health problems, but how come longer sleep(over 9 hours) is not good to our health either? Studies didn't tell us why, but 2000 years ago, the ancient Chinese medicine pioneer has told us that " Stay too long on the bed(Sleep too long time) hurt 'Qi'(energy)" in his book"Huangdi Nei Jing" or "The Inner Canon of Huangdi"
So balance is the key. For all different kind of sleep disorder such as Insomnia or wake up problem, acupuncture or cupping massage therapy definitely is a great option to improve the sleep quality and improve your general health.
With Jarry(Chinese acupuncturist since 1989) 28 years clinical experience, you will feel the difference.
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