Sleeping too little has the negative impact on health. So as sleeping too much. Either way is associated with inflammation of our body. Chronic inflammation causes oxidative stress and contributes to many health issues.
A systemic review of studies performed by UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience reveals 7 to 8 hours sleep per night is considered a normal sleep duration. Too much sleep or too little sleep or sleep disturbances were linked to increased inflammation. This was indicated by increased levels of inflammation markers in our body.
Not only leading a healthy diet and lifestyle is essential to good health, healthy sleep pattern is important too. Don’t skimp and don’t binge on sleep. Having said that, many people experience insomnia (sleeping problems) such as difficulty falling asleep or stay asleep. Insomnia can be caused by different reasons: stress, anxiety, hormonal changes, disruption of sleep cycle (e.g. jet lag and shift work). Herbal remedies such as wild jujube seed and chamomile have been shown to help improving sleep by promoting relaxation effect and calm the mind. While other non medicinal ingredients (e.g 5-HTP) helps to increase melatonin (sleeping hormone) level.