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Why Relaxation & Sleep are so Important

 

We’re already spending lots of time and money trying to unwind. 70 million Americans have to deal with a lack of sleep. A poll by the National Sleep Foundation last year found that 27% of people reported losing more sleep because of financial worries.

The quality and quantity of sleep we receive directly affects our productivity and mood.  A lack of deep, restorative sleep can lead to weight gain, decreased productivity, poor focus, moodiness and a whole host of other health problems over time.

Get more sleep or your overall health may decline, sleep experts say on the heels of a survey that reports more Americans are losing sleep because of financial worries.

“Something’s happening out there. People are losing sleep,” says National Sleep Foundation board member Woodie Kessel. “There needs to be a public health message, because sleep is not something you can compromise on — it has consequences. It is as important as diet and exercise.”

According to the 2009 Sleep in America poll by the National Sleep Foundation, out today, more than a quarter (27%) of Americans are losing sleep over financial worries.

Sleep Deprivation

Sleepers losing Zs are more likely to report being unable to:

Activity                                                    Tired              Rested
Work well, efficiently                              25%                  9%
Exercise                                                 30%                10%
Have sex                                                16%                  7%
Engage in leisure activities                    28%                10%

Source: National Sleep Foundation>

The Importance of Relaxation

Relaxation is so important because it helps to keep our stress levels down and improves our health and mood. Too much work and not enough downtime can result in mental and physical health problems.  It is important for everyone to take relaxation breaks throughout the day and before bedtime. A hot bath or shower, practicing relaxation techniques and relaxation aids like iChill can help you unwind from the stresses of the day. †

Relaxation and Stress

Meditation, massage, yoga – the list goes on and on. Relaxation is the key when it comes to stress relief therapies. Studies have shown evidence of many other benefits coming from regular relaxation treatments, such as a decrease in the risk of heart attack, protection from mental health problems, improvement of your immune system and your memory. Stress levels are so much higher than they used to be, so it’s important for our health to bring these levels down. Sometimes, finding time for ourselves can be difficult, so with added stresses and little spare time our levels of stress hormones can be raised. This then causes anxiety. Too much adrenaline and cortisol in our bodies can cause our blood pressure to rise, making our brains behave differently.
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Relaxation and Sleep

Sleepless nights can be terrible if your mind’s buzzing with information and you desperately need sleep. Relaxation can help you switch off and fall asleep easily.

Source: hiFit.co.uk

The information in this article is for educational purposes.  Seek the advice of your healthcare professional prior to using this product or any other sleep or relaxation aids.

How can iChill Help?

From the moment we wake up our days are filled with stress.  Off to the races from start to finish, work, school, family, dinner, projects, sleep and do it all over again.  Many of us are under financial stress due to the state of the current economy and many of us travel and get jet lag or work late-shifts that put our body clock out of whack.

Lattes and energy drinks keep us going all day, but what helps you unwind?
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Relax and Fall Asleep Naturally

iChill Relaxation Shot was developed to help people unwind at the end of a long, intense day.  The refreshingly natural blend of Melatonin, Valerian root, Rose Hips and B Vitamins has no calories, no sugar and no carbs.  Their unique combination helps you to feel more tranquil and promotes relaxation and deep restorative sleep.  The 2 ounce shot is easy to take and usually starts working to relax you shortly after consuming it.  On average, people tend to fall asleep within 30 to 40 minutes after drinking an iChill. †

Wake Up Feeling Refreshed

iChill’s proprietary formula makes you feel refreshed and recharged when you wake.   You relax, sleep well and wake up with no grogginess or hung-over feeling associated with other sleep aids.  No calories, carbs or sugar to slow you down.  Wake up with a renewed vigor to exercise and take on the stresses the day presents with a fresh outlook.†

The information in this article is for educational purposes.  Seek the advice of your healthcare professional prior to using this product or any other sleep or relaxation aids.

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