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Why Your Brain and Body Need Proper Sleep

There is a single system in the body that is responsible for you breathing and digesting the food you eat. This system also allows you to move, learn, store memories and sleep. Without your nervous system, you would cease to function!

Your nervous system controls and coordinates everything you do. It’s the command centre for fighting off sickness, regulating your mood and is what allows you to be upright and have proper posture.

The Map of Who You Are

You are your brain. The health of this organ dictates everything—your personality, how you perceive and enjoy life, your reactions to everyday occurrences, your emotional health and much, much more. If your brain is healthy, it’s likely because your nervous system is functioning well, organised and calm. If your brain isn’t working as it should, you might experience:
Illustration of brain and nervous system

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural issues (in children)
  • Daytime tiredness
  • Decreased learning ability
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling ‘spacey,’ brain fog
  • Irritability, moodiness and depression
  • Poor concentration and memory
  • Slowed reaction times

In the simplest terms, if your brain and nervous system are working well, you are, too!

Get More Out of Life

So, how can you make sure that you get the most out of your brain and nervous system? It’s largely dependent on what you do during the day. The way you move, your posture, your breathing, what you eat, drink and think about will dictate how your brain and nervous system function.

Good Sleep is an Investment

At night, you need adequate, uninterrupted sleep so that your brain and body are allowed to detoxify, repair and recuperate, getting ready for the next day. Your breathing at night is of particular importance because you’re unconscious while you sleep. If you’re concerned that you may have a problem related to sleeping, the team at TMJ Therapy Centre can help. Contact us today!


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