Natural Remedies For High Blood Pressure
"Did You Know That Getting Enough Sleep And Sun Can Be A Easy And Natural Remedy For High Blood Pressure!"
GET SOME SUN
We know that we tend to feel more relaxed after a good vacation, but part of the reason may just be getting a good amount of sunlight. The UV rays from the sun have been found to boost mood, which may be a great remedy for lowering high blood pressure.
Vitamin D is plentiful in sunlight, and it is necessary for a healthy immune system. Getting enough vitamin D will keep you healthier in all sorts of ways.
You've probably also heard of SAD or seasonal affective disorder, a kind of seasonal depression linked to not getting enough sunlight. Stepping outside and getting some sun when you're feeling stressed may make you feel better and help control your blood pressure.
GET A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP
Sleep is, of course, vital for reducing stress levels and living a healthy life. If you aren't getting enough good quality sleep it can affect your blood pressure. If you don't feel like you're sleeping as well as you should, and especially if your sleeping partner complains that you are snoring more than normal, you might want to get checked for sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a condition in which you actually stop breathing while you are asleep. Breathing usually starts again on its own and you probably won't even be aware that it's happening, but you could have 20 to 60 of these episodes an hour, which certainly disturbs your sleep.
About half of all sleep apnea patients are thought to have high blood pressure, so it's an important warning sign that you might be on the road to high blood pressure or other heart problems if you don’t get it treated. Even if you don't have sleep apnea, getting a good night's sleep is so important for general health and well-being. If you're sleep deprived, you'll feel more stress from smaller incidents. These little things that get on your nerves will raise your blood pressure and could even lead to a heart attack or other health problems.
If you're having trouble sleeping, consider buying a new mattress or talking to your doctor about prescription sleep aids. Drinking tea, particularly chamomile tea, before bed can be helpful. Also lavender and valerian are good for making you feel more calm and ready to sleep.
Set a sleep schedule that you can keep realistically. Try not to sleep in on the weekends if you can help it, because your body will do better if you keep a regular sleep schedule. Also, make sure you don't use the bed for anything other than sleeping and sex.
If you do work in bed your mind might associate it as a place for work and stress, which won't help you sleep. And watching television in bed is a bad idea, too. For one thing, it's stimulation, which you don’t need when you're trying to sleep, and it keeps your bedroom from being a relaxing, quiet, peaceful haven, which is what you need if you're looking for a good night's rest.
Getting enough of the right kind of sleep can really improve the quality of your life and give you more energy to do things you love, as well as ridding you of health problems caused by stress over not being able to sleep properly. You owe it to yourself to get the right amount of sleep.
Sleep and Sun are a great remedy for controlling high blood pressure.
The last, and to the me the most exciting, lifestyle change in the next article.