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Power of Sleep(ing Beauties)


A revolutionary and all-inclusive treatment has been newly discovered to make you live longer, enhance your memory, think creatively, look more attractive and healthy, while protecting you from cancer, dementual, heart attacks, strokes, dialeties, depression and the list goes on? 


The answer is simply: A full night of sleep.



Over 17,000 scientific reports to date have supported that a full night of sleep will bring longer life span. Both non-REM (non-Rapid Eye Movement) and REM stages of sleep (dreaming state) benefit our health. While the former stage enhances the transfer of memory (in addition to muscle memory) stored in the hippocampus to the cortex, the latter is believed to govern the amygdala and prefrontal cortex that are directly linked to our mental health and creativity.


Like a USB storage stick, the hippocampus “downloads” all the information and “frees up” storage space for new learning-- quality sleep improves quality of learning by 20-40% , researchers suggest. REM sleep, which could be seen as peeling off an onion: the stress related chemical noradrenalin is completely shut off only when dreaming, and so through REM sleep emotions are “peeled” off in order to process.

Circadian rhythm activates many body and brain mechanisms. Its main function is to create a cycling day-night regulation that keep us more alert, mediate between body temperature and environment, as well as whether one could sleep independently and routinely. Maintaining the cycle is crucial, as it determines if a person will depend regularly on sleep-enhancing drugs like melatonin.


The more intake of caffeine (and some use alcohol which is most powerful in suppressing REM sleep) in the waking hours if sleep is dsitrubed, which a vicious cycle is created because caffeine is proven to disrupt deep sleep (non-REM sleep), as well as level of concentration, self-motivation, and social activity (that adenosine in caffeine will create a quick drop of energy when it wears off the body).

Lack of sleep, or short sleeping, is proven to highly linked to obesity--- when our blood sugar levels will be disturbed: the increase in ghrelin will at the time increase our appetite; higher in leptin level will stop signaling to suppress our appetite even when we are full--- as a result, more consumption of food in carbohydrates (which increase ghrelin levels).


On the contrary, regularly sleeping less than 7 hours a night disrupts your immune system, and you will be more likely prone to a list of serious illnesses and diseases (even increasing 50% risk of getting cancer). A habitual lifestyle of not sleeping enough everyday is a striking and determining factor whether you would likely develop Alzheimer’s disease.


Circadian rhythm activates many body and brain mechanisms. Its main function is to create a cycling day-night regulation that keep us more alert, mediate between body temperature and environment, as well as whether one could sleep independently and routinely. Maintaining the cycle is crucial, as it determines if a person will depend regularly on sleep-enhancing drugs like melatonin.


The more intake of caffeine (and some use alcohol which is most powerful in suppressing REM sleep) in the waking hours if sleep is disturbed, which a vicious cycle is created because caffeine is proven to disrupt deep sleep (non-REM sleep), as well as level of concentration, self-motivation, and social activity (that adenosine in caffeine will create a quick drop of energy when it wears off the body).


Tips on maintaining a good night sleep:

  • Avoid caffeine-based drinks (i.e. tea and soft drinks) and a large meal at least 4 hours before bedtime; nicotine (nicotine patches or chewing gum) and physical exercises at least 2 hours before

  • Alcohol disturbs quality of REM sleep

  • Keep bedroom temperature moderate with calm and tidy setting, quiet and dark for REM sleep

  • Only use bedroom for sleeping, and keep your rest time routinely


We run Oxbridge and Academic Mentoring to provide you with academic advancement as well as psychological health enhancement. For more information, please contact Karen Li Foster, our Education Consultant at James-Lee Consultancy: karen@jamesleeconsultancy.com.

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