What’s more dangerous?
There is a Genesis Book World Record of a man (Felix Baumgartner) taking a hot air balloon up to outer space (while wearing a spacesuit), and jumping out.
The guy broke the sound barrier as he was falling through the stratosphear in a collision course for earth! He reached a maximum speed of 843.6 mph!
Why is this safer than not getting enough SLEEP?
You see, the Genesis Book of World Records will not allow anyone to challenge how long they can stay awake.
Do you know why? Because if staying awake too long doesn’t kill you, it will cause irreparable damage to your body, and that would be extremely unethical on the Genesis Book of World Records’ part.
It is safer and way more healthy to go without food for a long period of time than it is to go without sleep for a long period of time.
So we have to ask the question, if SLEEP is so important why do we not get enough?
There are a TON of reasons that our sleep is disturbed and it is our responsibility to take care of ourselves and do whatever we need to do to get the sleep our body needs to regenerate for the next day and rest of our lives.
Below is a list of the effects of sleep deprivation from an article I found for you.
- Central nervous system is the main information highway of your body. Sleep is necessary to keep it functioning properly. Not getting enough sleep can lead to: bipolar mood disorder, impulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, paranoia, and suicidal thoughts.
- Immune system produces protective, infection-fighting substances like antibodies and cytokines. It uses these substances to combat bacteria and viruses. Long-term sleep deprivation may increase your risk for chronic conditions, such as diabetes mellitus and heart disease.
- Digestive System has several hormones that are affected by sleep. Not enough sleep can cause your body to release less insulin and lower the body’s tolerance for glucose. Sleep has a greater effect on weight loss and overall health than diet alone.
- Cardiovascular System uses sleep to lower blood sugar, blood pressure, and inflammation. Sleep also gives the body a chance to repair vessels and the heart. Sleep deprivation increases the chances of heart attack and stroke.
Some ways to improve our sleep:
- Reduce Caffeine use after noon, or 8 hours before bedtime
- Go to bed at the same time every night
- Get at the same time every morning
- Use natural sleep remedies like, echinacea, melatonin, magnesium, and CBD
- Avoid blue light (all electronics) an hour before bed.
- Reduce alcohol intake
- Take a hot or cold shower
As you can see, not getting enough sleep is more dangerous than jumping from outer space without a rocket.
If you have any questions about SLEEP please let me know.
Like I always say, don’t forget to GET NAKED!