The Benefits of Massage for Improved Sleep
A Good Night's Sleep And Massage
Maintaining a regular sleep schedule is quite possibly the most important thing that contributes to overall health and wellbeing. Not only does sleep give the body much needed rest, but regular sleep is also good for our brains. In any given day, our brain has to process tons of information, emotions, and experiences. Regular sleep gives our brain the chance to deeply process information that we learned and experienced, while enhancing our memory and our brain’s ability to function and recall information. Regular sleep also effects your mood and overall energy levels.
In order to obtain great sleep, it is important that our circadian rhythm is consistent with our lifestyle choices. The circadian rhythm is “basically a 24-hour internal clock” that determines when your body feels alert and when it feels tired. This rhythm is controlled by your hypothalamus and by the times you wake and sleep. For example, if you wake up incredibly early and then sleep in, your circadian rhythm will be more inconsistent than if you were to wake and sleep at roughly the same times each day.
However, certain hormones such as melatonin also regulate your sleep cycle. Melatonin is released from the brain’s pineal gland to let the body know it is tired and ready for sleep. Arbor Hospice states that serotonin is a “precursor to our body’s rendering of melatonin.” Since we know that massage can stimulate the release of serotonin, massage can also help our melatonin levels as well. This being said, getting a massage can really benefit the quality of your night’s sleep!
Everyone has busy lives, which often leads to irregular sleep schedules. However, there are reasons across the board to practice better sleeping habits. Lack of sleep effects our productivity and performance at work, in life, and our emotional wellbeing. Including regular massage can help regulate your sleeping schedules as well. Who doesn’t love to sleep, so what’s not to love?
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Written by: Malila Hollow