Sleep deprivation has profound effects on your well-being. Here’s why and what you can do about it.
(For the most part, our muscles operate in pairs. The muscles on one side of a joint actually relax to accommodate the contraction on the other side of the joint. This is called reciprocal inhibition. When one muscle contracts (the agonist) its partner muscle (the antagonist) relaxes. If you’re having a problem with a certain muscle, activating the opposing muscle group by applying resisted tension can help relax and relieve the problem muscle.)
Agonist (Prime Mover) — Antagonist
Biceps — Triceps
Deltoids — Latissimus Dorsi
Pectoralis Major — Trapezius/Rhomboids
Rectus Abdominis — Erector Spinae
Iliopsoas — Gluteus Maximus
Quadriceps — Hamstrings
Hip adductor — Gluteus Medius
Tibialis Anterior — Gastrocnemius
0:09 Symptoms of sleep deprivation
0:49 Why can’t I sleep?
1:23 The sympathetic nervous system
1:40 Increased muscle tone
2:14 How to sleep better
Sleep deprivation has profound effects on your well-being. I want to explain these effects and share with you a few things you can do if you’re sleep-deprived.
Symptoms of sleep deprivation can include an increased risk of:
• Insulin resistance
• High blood pressure
• Heart attack
• Mood disorders
• Decreased attention/memory
• Effects to your mental state
• Vision problems
What causes sleep deprivation?
The number one thing behind sleep problems is something called fight or flight mode. This mechanism is a part of the sympathetic nervous system. This can affect the muscle called your diaphragm that affects your breathing.
There are certain muscles in your body that will not let go, they will not relax. This tension won’t let you drift off into a restful sleep.
If you have a sleeping problem, here is something you can do to help improve sleep:
This is all about stretching the opposite muscle.
1. Locate which muscle has tension
2. Stretch the opposite muscle
Something else you can try to help improve sleep is acupressure. You can also use acupressure for other muscle tension causes like old injuries. I have a lot of different videos relating to acupressure that you can check out.
There are also three electrolytes that are involved with the relaxation of the muscles:
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Sleep deprivation can really affect your body in a negative way. Try out these remedies and techniques to help improve your sleep.