Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) January 29, 2014
The many physical and mental health benefits of a good night’s sleep are undisputed. According to water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne, the body repairs and rejuvenates itself while sleeping. Kleyne recently announced a list of suggestions to maximize the productiveness of one’s nightly sleep. One of the more interesting suggestions was to always keep a window cracked open in the bedroom and bathroom – even in winter.
Sharon Kleyne is Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, a water and health research and product development center. Natures Tears® EyeMist® is the company’s global signature product for dry eyes, dry eyelids and swollen eyes. Kleyne also hosts the globally syndicated Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes.
According to Kleyne, recent news articles confirm the value of sleep by linking mental health disorders to poor sleep, reporting on genetic damage resulting from sleep disruption, and corroborating that sleep improves memory (Raven, K, “Poor sleep linked to mental health disorders,” Reuters via Yahoo News, 1-16-14; Baliga, A, “Jet lag and night shifts can disrupt genes,” UPI, 1-21-14; Nicholson, C, “Memory improves with sleep,“ Scientific American, 1-20-15, scientificamerican.com).
“There is no question,” says Kleyne, “that the better one’s sleep, the more thorough the rejuvenation and the greater the health benefit.”
The only drawback to getting a good uninterrupted night’s sleep, according to Kleyne, is that it represents eight hours without water. Those hours, often in an insulated, low-humidity room, with trapped airborne bacteria and forced-air heating or cooling, can dehydrate the skin and eyes and rob them of critical moisture.
Night dehydration, says Kleyne, is the reason people often awaken with itching skin and crusty, bleary eyes. Tear production almost totally shuts down during sleep, Kleyne explains, resulting in a build-up of bacteria and toxins on the optical surface and eyelid. Saliva also nearly shuts down during sleep, causing the dehydration, dryness and bacterial build-up responsible for “morning breath.”
Kleyne urges making a habit of replenishing lost skin, eye, mouth and body moisture the moment one awakens. She offers suggestions to help avoid dehydration and water loss during sleep and replenishing moisture upon awakening.
First, according to Kleyne, leave a window open in the bedroom while sleeping and in the bathroom while showering and washing. This is beneficial no matter what the season or outside weather. This will create an atmospheric exchange with the outside and allow fresh, natural, oxygenated and humid outdoor air to enter the room. House plants, humidifiers and bowls of water will also help maintain room humidity.
Second, drink a large glass of warm or slightly hot water soon after awakening. Warm water is more quickly absorbed and is retained longer. This is the first of the eight daily glasses of pure water – in addition to all other fluid intake – that Kleyne recommends.
Third, Kleyne advises hot baths or showers that are lingering and enjoyed, remembering to deeply inhale the steamy vapor. Follow baths with a quick shower to wash off the bath residue.
Fourth, says Kleyne, apply repeated warm compresses to the face, with eyes open, while washing in the morning, beginning with a mild liquid soap and ending with just water. Wring out and rinse the compress between applications, and breathe deeply while it is on your face. If there’s no time for this, try a modification of the old barbershop technique of wrapping the face with a hot, wet towel – keeping eyes opened and deeply inhaling the water vapor.
Kleyne suggests concluding facial cleansing by applying a moisture-sealing lotion or make-up base. The ideal application will have a sunscreen factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
Finally, Kleyne suggests applying the Bio Logic Aqua Research products Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® or Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water® before going to bed, each time one awakens at night, before washing in the morning, and after washing but before applying the moisture sealer. Both products instantly supplement nighttime moisture loss in the eyes, skin and breathing passages.