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By Rashi Sachan

“Early to bed and early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy, and wise.”  This maxim by Benjamin Franklin taught in primary school is one of the most important learnings, relevant throughout our life. But is this actually true or just a myth? Celebrities and CEOs do it. So does waking up early actually improves our health or benefits our body? 

As per several types of research, enough sleep and getting up early enables the body and mind to get enough unwinding and rest. It is very important for maintaining the overall health of the body, not just physically but mentally and spiritually too. It makes you more productive. You’ll be healthier and happier, you’ll feel in charge of your life.

Numerous individuals cite fewer distractions during the early hours: children or any other person in your house are presumably still snoozing, for instance, and you’ll likely be accepting fewer messages or emails around then. 

Studies have additionally proposed that early rising and achievement are somehow connected. People who get up early are more in a state of harmony with the traditional corporate schedule and will in general have more proactive personalities, which might lead to better grades in school or higher wages at work.

What are the benefits of getting up early?

Mental Wellness

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One exceptionally huge advantage of getting up early is reduced stress level and diminished anxiety. When you rise early, it kills the need to rush in the morning. You would then be able to begin your day on an idealistic note and such inspiration frequently remains with you for the duration of the day.

Brighter World & Cheerful Surroundings

Rising early ingrains you with energy. Research has proposed that individuals who got up early were more joyful, for a brief length as well as generally throughout everyday life.

Healthy Looking Skin

Our skin will in general tend to look its best in the morning after a full night’s restful sleep. Furthermore, being a morning person implies you can now exploit and take as much time as necessary to ensure your skin puts its best self forward. People having regular sleeping habits give their skin proper time to rejuvenate itself.

How to Get Up Early???

Not everyone is a morning person so if getting up early doesn’t come naturally to you, there are some strategies to follow up with. Exercising as well as exposing yourself to light at the earliest opportunity can help animate digestion and body temperature level, which makes you go all the more rapidly. 

Jump on a Sleep Schedule

Figure out how much you need to sleep or rest throughout the day— seven to nine hours per night is recommended — and aim to get to bed early enough so you wake up feeling refreshed.

Adhere to your rest plan each day, including your days off, and your body will in the long run start awakening normally.

Improve your bedtime routine

To improve your sleep time schedule, have a go at accomplishing something unwinding before bed, such as reading or taking a warm bath. Abstain from looking at screens of your laptop or phone, drinking caffeine or alcohol within six hours before bedtime, napping, or spending too much time in bed during the day.

Eat better

Aim for a well-balanced diet full of foods that increase your energy, like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids.

Exercise Regularly

Exercise has been proven to improve sleep and conditions that can cause insomnia and excessive sleepiness, such as anxiety and depression.

It also increases energy levels by reducing fatigue, including in people with conditions associated with chronic fatigue, according to research.

In the late 1940s, Russian researchers kept five people awake for fifteen days using an experimental gas-based stimulant. They were kept in a damp environment to carefully monitor their oxygen intake so that the gas would not kill them, as it was toxic in high concentrations. This was before closed-circuit cameras, so they only had microphones and five-inch-thick glass porthole-sized windows to monitor them. The chamber was stocked with books, beds to sleep in, but no beds, running water and toilets, and fed all five of them for more than a month.

The test subjects were political prisoners who were deemed enemies of the state during World War II.

Everything was fine for the first five days; Subjects rarely complained (falsely) promised that they would be freed if they were presented for trial and did not sleep for 30 days. Their interactions and activities were monitored and it was noted that they continued to talk about the increasing traumatic events in their past, and the general tone of their conversation was on a darker aspect after the four-day mark.

After five days they begin to complain about the circumstances and events that lead them to the place where they were and begin to exhibit severe paranoia. They stopped talking to each other and alternately whispered with microphones and in a way showed Portholes. Oddly they all feel that they can win the trust of their peers, experimenters to keep other people in captivity. At first, the researchers suspected that it was the effect of the gas itself.

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After nine days the first of them started screaming. He drove the length of the chamber repeatedly, screaming at the top of his lungs for three hours straight, he continued to scream but was only able to produce occasional squeaks. Researchers posted that she had physically torn her vocal cords. The most amazing thing about this behavior is how the other detainees reacted to it… or did not react to it. They kept whispering to the microphone until another of the captives started screaming. The two non-screaming detainees ripped apart the books, smeared the page with their own feces, and glued them calmly to the glass verandah. The screaming immediately stopped.

So Whispered to the Microphone.

Three more days passed. The researchers checked the microphones hourly to make sure they were working, as they thought it impossible that no sound could come with five people. Oxygen consumption in the chamber indicated that all five must still be alive. In fact, it was the amount of oxygen that five people would consume at a very heavy level of rigorous exercise. On the morning of the 14th day, the researchers did something in which they said they would not do it to get a response from the captives, they used intercoms inside the chamber to provoke any reaction from the detainees that scared or scared the vegetables. Were expecting

He announced: “We are opening the chamber to test the microphone, away from the door and will lie flat on the floor or be shot. Compliance will earn one of you your immediate freedom.”

To his surprise he heard a phrase in a calm voice: “We don’t want to be free anymore.”

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A debate erupted between researchers and military forces funding the research. Unable to provoke any further reaction using the intercom, it was finally decided to open the chamber at midnight on the fifteenth day.

The chamber was filled with stirring gas and filled with fresh air, and immediately the microphone began to sound. 3 different voices started begging, such as pleading for the lives of loved ones to turn the gas back on. The chamber was opened and soldiers were sent to retrieve test subjects. They shouted louder than ever, and the soldiers watched while they were inside. Four of the five subjects were still alive, although no one could tell the state that any of them were in ‘life’.

The food ration of the last five days was not so much as touched. The dead test subject had pieces of flesh from the thighs and chest filled into the groove in the center of the chest, blocking the drain and allowing four inches of water to accumulate on the floor. Blood was never actually determined by how much water was on the floor. All four ‘living’ test subjects also had large portions of muscle and skin that were distant from their bodies. The destruction of the flesh and exposed bone on his fingers indicated that the wounds were inflicted by hand and not with teeth as researchers initially thought. A closer examination of the position and angles of the lesions indicated that if not all of them were self-inflicted.

The abdominal organs below the ribcage of all four test subjects were removed. While the heart, lungs, and diaphragm remained in place, most of the muscles attached to the ribs had been ripped off, exposing the lungs through the ribcage.

to be continued..

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Written by Sandhya Jeremiah Dung | Updated: September 4, 2020 08:16:02 am

How Sleep affects our health

Our Health is facilitated by a lot of factors, from nutritional food to exercising, the sleeping patterns, and how remaining hydrated is crucial. Amongst all of these healthy practices, we often seem to neglect our healthy sleep. Definitely watching an entire season overnight of your favorite series at Netflix might seem exciting, but in the long run, it might have serious implications on your health.

Similarly, The Sleep Council based in the UK (An independent Sleep Charity Organization) lays emphasis on the importance of sleep. An individual, to remain healthy and active requires a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep daily. A number of chemicals and hormones inside of our body often, work together to provide us a good sleep: Melatonin, Tryptophan, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), Calcium, and Magnesium are certain examples of the same. – MEDICAL NEWS TODAY

Besides this, A lot of people suffer from the sleep disorder called Insomnia (Inability to sleep) due to multiple causes which might affect the entire mechanism and the metabolism of the individual. For such people who are sleep deprived or the individuals who are looking for solutions to have an actual ‘GOOD’ NIGHT Sleep, this article is definitely for you. This article tries to enlist important food items that might help you to provide a good sleep :

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Almonds

So you might be thinking how nuts can help you have a good sleep! Well, much to everyone’s surprise, nuts like ALMONDS if eaten daily can result in better sleep. Rich in Melatonin, Almonds are considered important for promoting a healthy sleeping pattern. The Medical News Today states that consuming just 1 ounce (oz) of Almonds provides us 77mg of Magnesium and 76mg of Calcium which are imperative to relax our muscles and provide us a good sleep.

Bananas

Bananas are like a whole combination of essential nutrients, fortunately even this yummy fruit provides you an amazing sleeping pattern. How? Well, Bananas are a rich source of Good carbohydrates and tryptophan contents, when consumed can make you feel sleepy in a natural manner. Adding on to this, they also contain Magnesium and Potassium which relax your muscles and enable a comfortable sleep. 

Cherries/ Tart Cherry Juice

Melatonin-Rich these sweet little Cherries, specifically Tart Cherry is often advised to individuals suffering from INSOMNIA. Studies show, that drinking Cherry juice twice a day can boost our sleeping pattern and aid sleep-related problems like Chronic Insomnia.

Warm Milk

Milk contains major elements like, Melatonin,

Calcium, Vitamin D, and Tryptophan stimulate a soothing effect on the nerves and brain resulting in comfortable sleep. Not just Scientific Research but also Ayurveda finds Warm Milk an effective food item in providing sound sleep. You may add a pinch of crushed almonds to your bedtime milk.

Along with these enlisted items, other food components rich in Proteins and Carbohydrates specifically induce a night of good sleep. Food items like Chamomile Tea, White Rice, Honey, and Walnuts, etc. lead to your sound 8-hour sleep.

Also read, 10 Natural Foods that can Boost your Energy to a Whole New Level