Since 2011, DexaFit has made it a point to help thousands of people understand their bodies better. Through different tests, training programs, products, supplements, and more, DexaFit has made it easy for clients to understand their body’s strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to make better choices for their health. Sleep Analysis is yet another service offered by DexaFit to help clients get even more in tune with their bodies.
We all know how important sleep is, but the depth of its benefits and necessity is usually more than the average person understands or commonly considers. With DexaFit, clients can receive help with sleep analysis to help them understand if the sleep they’re getting is the sleep their body truly needs—but this is just the tip of the iceberg!
The Connection Between Good Sleep and Good Health
Most people know that good sleep is needed to feel refreshed and ready for another day of life’s duties, challenges, and surprises, but there is much more to it than that.
In fact, sleep is necessary for more than just feeling refreshed; it’s important for good health, a long life, and better quality of life. The truth is that sleep is one of the driving foundations for a number of necessary bodily functions, and without it your health can go downhill fast.
Even if you’re getting sleep every night, you may notice that you aren’t feeling your best. This can be expressed in a number of ways: maybe you’re always tired, irritable, or depressed. Maybe you’re gaining weight, experiencing a resurgence of acne, feeling exhausted early in the day, getting premature wrinkles, of find that you’re catching viruses much more often than you used to.
The reason behind each of these ailments is that getting sleep is not enough—it’s really only half the battle. The other half is the quality of sleep—and poor quality sleep is almost like getting no sleep at all. This is where sleep analysis comes into play.
Besides feeling refreshed, here are just a few parts of the body, as well as bodily functions that rely on good sleep:
Memory: Good sleep is great for improving your memory. While you rest, your mind recharges and you can actually strengthen memories as well as skills you’re learning or practicing while awake. The process is known as consolidation, and it’s a major reason why some educators advise studying just before bed—you’ll retain and strengthen the knowledge as you sleep!
Heart Health: As you get older, the risk for heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and other serious issues rise. Good, regulated sleep is one way to combat and prevent these issues from arising. When it comes to heart health, studies show that C-reactive protein, which is heavily associated with heart attack risk, is actually higher in people who get six or fewer hours of sleep a night. Poor sleep can lower heart health and add to the risk of heart disease, heart failure, and other issues.
Weight Loss and Regulation: If you’re trying to lose weight, poor sleep can stop you in your tracks. Studies have shown that those who get restful sleep for longer hours lose more fat while dieting instead of muscle mass. Sleep helps regulate metabolism as well, which is why more sleep means results in a more manageable appetite.
Clearer Skin: While you sleep, your skin works to regenerate and repair itself. If you want clear, fresh looking skin (as opposed to skin that’s tired and dull) proper skincare is important—and getting enough high quality sleep is part of this. In contrast, poor sleep can lead to lines, wrinkles, acne, dryness, and discoloration, amongst other issues.
Stress Regulation: It shouldn’t be a surprise that drifting off into a restful sleep can work wonders for your stress levels. Even a simple nap that lasts just a few hours in which you sink into deep sleep could be incredibly beneficial for lowering stress and promoting peace and relaxation even when you’re awake.
Why It’s So Important to Monitor and Analyze Your Sleep
You may be aware that your sleep quality is poor, but you may not be sure why, and this is where DexaFit comes in. Sleep analysis is a way to monitor your sleep and see what’s really going on during those hours of catching z’s. With helpful sleep analysis, you’ll be able to find issues in your sleep that can be fixed either through lifestyle changes, diet changes, or even with help from medication.
How DexaFit Can Help with Sleep Analysis
DexaFit offers a number of services that include different tests to assess and understand certain aspects of the body.
For example, the blood panel testing by DexaFit helps clients learn which foods cause people need more of to replenish some of the missing nutrients they have been avoiding.
In the same way, DexaFit’s sleep analysis helps clients learn just what’s going on when they go to sleep. Are they reaching deep sleep? Are they sleeping enough hours? Are they experiencing stress-inducing brain activity (nightmares, stress dreams, etc), and are they getting high quality rest? Whatever the analysis returns, DexaFit can then work with the client to understand their results and then find ways to improve their sleep over time.
DexaU’s health services are a great way to take control of your health and wellness. If you’re struggling with the side effects of poor sleep, there are ways to feel better as well as sleep better. DexaFit is a great start and you’re sure to be pleased with their assistance.