Why Do We Sleep

WHY DO WE SLEEP?

Sleep is a complex and essential part of our lives, a journey that takes us to realms of dreams. However, it’s also a critical physiological process that sustains our health and wellbeing and is an essential part of our journey to longevity and lifelong wellness.

We dedicate a substantial part of our lives to sleep due to the multifaceted purposes that sleepserves. At Kamalaya, we prioritise sleep because we recognise that it sets the stage for a truly integrated whole being wellness experience.

Why do we dedicate so much time to sleep? One theory suggests that sleep helps conserve energy. During slumber, our metabolic rate decreases therefore reducing caloric expenditure. It’s like putting our body in energy-saving mode.

Sleep is also the time when your body focuses on cellular repair and regeneration. Muscles are repaired, proteins are synthesised, tissues grow and hormones are released. It’s a period of profound healing and rejuvenation, a critical process for maintaining overall health.

A well-rested brain also functions optimally. Sleep aids in the removal of waste products from the central nervous system, allowing for efficient brain operation. It also facilitates memory consolidation, learning, creativity and better decision-making.

Similarly, sleep plays a pivotal role in emotional regulation. It increases activity in areas of the brain responsible for controlling emotions, contributing to emotional stability. Sleep deficiency can lead to heightened emotional reactivity, particularly in stress responsehighlighting the interconnectedness of sleep and mental health.

For those motivated to maintain an ideal weight, sleep influences weight regulation through the control of hunger hormones, such as ghrelin and leptin. A lack of sleep can disrupt this balance, potentially leading to increased calorie consumption, weight gain and an elevated risk of obesity and metabolic disorders.

Moreover, adequate sleep is essential for maintaining proper insulin function. It supports glucose utilisation by cells, reducing the risk of insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels, ultimately preventing type 2 diabetes.

A robust immune system relies on sufficient sleep. Sleep promotes the production of cytokines (proteins that combat infection and inflammation). It also stimulates the production of antibodies and immune cells enhancing the body’s ability to fend off harmful pathogens.

Sleep is also closely linked to heart health. Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with factors contributing to heart disease, including high blood pressure, inflammation and insulin resistance underscoring the importance of prioritising good sleep habits for a healthy heart.

Our Sleep Enhancement program is a comprehensive experience designed to help achieve restful slumber and reduce stress. It offers wellness consultations, body analysis, herbal supplements, massage treatments, meditation, yoga sessions and more. Whether you’re battling insomnia or simply want to improve your sleep quality, the Sleep Enhancement program can guide you towards a rejuvenated, well-rested you.

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The Sleep Enhancement program creates the optimal mental and physical conditions to support a replenishing sleep.

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