We are only 10% human We are an ecology, a collective; 90% of our cells are micro-biome, or various forms of bacteria. We are only 10% human. One of the most significant aspects of this is that our “health” is … Continue reading We are never alone
What they discovered is that when the volunteers cut back from seven-and-a-half to six-and-a-half hours’ sleep a night, genes that are associated with processes like inflammation, immune response and response to stress became more active. The team also saw increases in the activity of genes associated with diabetes and risk of cancer. The reverse happened when the volunteers added an hour of sleep. Continue reading How much can an extra hour’s sleep change you?
By Mark Spencer, ITA Certified New Code and Classic Code NLP Trainer and Change Agent
In NLP we often focus on how to assist individuals and groups to perform at their best.One thing that NLP doesn’t usually explicitly mention is that to perform well, you need to be in a state of readiness, which includes every aspect of your well-being.
One of the most important factors that will be impacting on your “State of Readiness” and flexibility is sleep. Identify your own sleeping pattern and ensuring you get the sleep you need is something that everyone can do to increase their capabilities. This article contains sections on Sleep debt, iPhone apps, and the recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation and what you can do and finally, Our opinion and what we might do as an NLP Practitioner which also contains some practical tips for you.
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[quote style=”1″]Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds. ~ JoJo Jensen, Dirt Farmer Wisdom, 2002[/quote]
Lack of sleep ‘linked to early death’ from the BBC.
Not too little sleep, yet not too much, the experts advise in the BBC Article cited below.
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Getting less than six hours sleep a night can lead to an early grave, UK and Italian researchers have warned. They said people regularly having such little sleep were 12% more likely to die over a 25-year period than those who got an “ideal” six to eight hours. They also found an association between sleeping for more than nine hours and early death, although that much sleep may merely be a marker of ill health.[/box]
Sleep journal reports the findings, based on 1.5m people in 16 studies.
Continue reading “How much sleep do you need? Your sleep pattern”