Trouble in Bed When Sleep Turns Against Us
Say you've been napping, like between classes, or after a long night out, or, I don't know, after broadcasting on YouTube for 48 straight hours to raise money for charity. Now, imagine you waking up, and suddenly you discover that you can't move. You want to speak, but you can't; you're mind is acutely aware of what's happening, but you are powerless to get your body to do anything. It may last a few seconds, it may last a few minutes, in rare cases it can last more than an hour it's called Sleep Paralysis and you might not have to imagine it
because up to 40% of us have experienced this sleep disorder at some point in our lives. I am one of them. We don't like to think about the bad things that can go on while we're in dreamland just as we hate the disorders that keep us from even falling asleep Hello, Insomnia. But even though we've talked a lot on this show about the science of sleep Why we need it Why we dream
and where dreams come from. There is a whole other polymorphously messed up realm of human biology that explains what happens when sleeps turns against us. We can't turn our brains off. We forget to breathe. We have waking hallucinations. Some of us even walk, eat, run, and have entire conversations when we're asleep. The halfasleep brain is a crazy place
and once you understand it, you may never see the back of your eyelids the same way again. (intro music) When most people think of the things that cramp our sleep style they think, Insomnia. But defining, diagnosing, and treating this most common sleep disorder can be tricky. In fact, for a long time, most scientists considered insomnia to be a symptom of another problem like depression, anxiety, asthma, stress, substance abuse, a traumatic injury even jetlag Though, today, insomnia is considered by many to be a chronic disease of its own
that interacts with other medical conditions So, if you've ever had prolonged trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep but you don't have any other health issues then s would probably say that you have Primary Insomnia. If you do have something else going on, like a physical or psychological condition then you've got Secondary Insomnia. And most cases of Secondary Insomnia are chronic meaning it lasts for more than a month.
There are also cases of Acute or shortterm Insomnia which is usually triggered by stress or some specific life event Whatever the cause scientists believe these Insomnias are the result of the simple but eternal struggle between arousal and sleepiness. More and more research is suggesting that a condition known as HyperArousal where the nervous system remains in a constant state of alert may be the main reason for chronic insomnia.
8 Warning Signs of Magnesium Deficiency
Hey guys. Axe here, Founder of draxe .Today, I'm going to share with you eight warning signs that you have magnesium deficiency,and there are many symptoms of magnesium deficiency that a lot of people have. So then, think about this, there is a goodchance that you have a health condition and if you just got more Magnesium in your diet,it could be gone for good. There are people suffering with eight common conditions thatif you just get more magnesium in your diet it is going to transform your health forever. According to recent research, 80% of Americansare Magnesium deficient. So, you've got to
get more Magnesium in your diet or at least80% of people do. The first warning sign that you are magnesiumdeficient is that if you have any form of a headache, whether it's a tension headacheor a migraine headache that's a big warning sign and one of the reasons is that magnesiumreally helps in relaxing muscles, it helps with overall cellular function, and so again,Magnesium is critical. If you have a headache, had any type of headacheat all, consider getting more magnesium foods in your diet or taking a magnesium supplement,and at the end, I'll share more with you about magnesium foods and supplements.
The number two sign that you have a magnesiumdeficiency is if you get muscle cramps. Now, a lot of the times people think that that'spotassium and it can be, but it's also magnesium. And so again, if you are an athlete or let'ssay you're laying sic in bed at night and you ever get muscle cramps or if you strugglewith muscle cramps on a regular basis, you are magnesium deficient. You really want to work on increasing bothpotassium intake and magnesium intake if you get muscle cramps. The third warning sign that you're magnesiumdeficient is if you have osteoporosis or if
you have osteopenia or any type of weak musclesor weak bones, or you get injured easily. You know Magnesium is a major building blockof your muscles. And listen to this, a lot of people will goand take a calcium supplement without even taking a magnesium supplement for your bodyto even use calcium. You have to have magnesium. So again, magnesium, it's critical for buildingstrong bones. So, it's essential that children are gettingmagnesium rich foods, adults', especially aging women, are getting magnesium foods andsupplements on a regular basis. The fourth warning sign that you are magnesiumdeficient is if you have diabetes or imbalanced
blood sugar. If you tend to eat somethingand then afterwards you get really tired. In fact if you're one of those people thathits the sort of two o'clock coma at work after lunch, that's a big warning sign thatyou are magnesium deficient. So, again if you have diabetes or you havelow energy levels, or even have adrenal fatigue, those are warning signs that you're not gettingenough magnesium in your diet. The reason is that magnesium is a criticalmineral for improving glucose absorption and really balancing out your blood sugar. Youreally have to have magnesium for cellular function.
The fifth warning sign, you may have highblood pressure. So blood pressure issues, if you have high blood pressure on a bloodpressure medication, magnesium has been shown to be one of the best natural remedies tonaturally lower or balance out your blood pressure. The sixth warning sign that you have a magnesiumdeficiency is if you struggle with insomnia or not being able to sleep at night, and thatincludes both not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep during the night or even wakingup early on a consistent basis. You need magnesium for that.