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HOW TO NOURISH THE HEART IN SUMMER

HOW TO NOURISH THE HEART IN SUMMER

Jun 28, 2020

YE LI

Summer is sultry. The days are long and the nights are short and relatively cool. People at night should observe the principle of ” late sleep and early awakeness”. They should fall asleep at 22 o’clock, and they should fall asleep not later than 23 o ‘clock at the latest. During the period of the day from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., the liver channel is exuberant, and all blood return to the heart. Staying up late is easy to consume heart blood. Regarding “early awakeness”, you should get up at daybreak, that is, about 5-6 o’clock in the morning.

Summer heat is easy to damage fluids and qi, and people are easy to have a sense of fatigue and burnout. It is not suitable to go out during the high-temperature period of noon. At noon, you should sleep for health. The afternoon nap should be generally about 30 minutes, and the sleep time should be adjusted according to the labor intensity during the day.

When it comes to sleep, people of the Song dynasty is the most fastidious. They advocate “sleep heart first and sleep eyes later”. You can listen to soothing music, practice writing, draw, raise green plants, watch flowers and birds, etc. In a word, let the heart first calm down. A peaceful mind can ensure a peaceful sleep. It is suggested to sleep on a wooden bed, rattan mat or Chinese iris mat.

The harm of long-term lack of sleep

1. Lack of sleep will lead to depressive disorder.
Insomnia and depression are inextricably linked. According to a 2007 survey of 10,000 people, those who suffer from insomnia are five times more likely to develop depression than those who do not. In fact, insomnia is often one of the precursors to depression.

2. Lack of sleep can speed up skin aging.
When you do not get enough sleep, your body will release more stress hormone cortisol. Excess cortisol breaks down collagen in the skin, and this protein keeps the skin smooth and elastic. Deep sleep can repair skin tissue.

3. Lack of sleep can increase the risk of death.
Researchers in the UK have found that those whose sleep has been reduced from 7 hours to 5 hours or less have nearly doubled the risk of death from the disease. In particular, the lack of sleep can double the chance of death from cardiovascular disease.

4. Lack of sleep can cause serious health problems.
Problems with sleep disorders and chronic lack of sleep can increase your risk of these diseases: heart disease, heart attack, heart failure, arrhythmia, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes.

5. Lack of sleep makes people forgetful and dull.
Lack of sleep can impair people’s attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning ability and problem-solving ability, which can cause your learning efficiency to become lower.

6. Lack of sleep can increase weight.
Lack of sleep may increase people’s hunger and promote increased appetite. According to relevant data, people who sleep less than 6 hours a day are more likely to become obese than people who sleep 7-9 hours a day.

7. Lack of sleep influences judgment.
Lack of sleep will affect our understanding of things, and because of the inability to accurately assess and act wisely, it will affect people to make reasonable judgments about events.

8. Lack of sleep easily leads to accidents.
Lack of sleep has become one of the important factors that cause traffic accidents today. The speed of a person’s reaction to driving while confused is equivalent to that of a drunk driving.【Information 1】

Ganoderma lucidum can calm the nerves and improve insomnia.
Sheng Nong’s Herbal Classic clearly states that Ganoderma lucidum can soothe the nerves, improve sleep and boost essence. Shen Nong’s Immortal Grass also records that Ganoderma lucidum can clam the nerves, enhance wisdom and improve memory.

Neurologists and psychiatrists of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Beijing Medical College jointly published a clinical research report in 1977: 85 patients with insomnia due to neurasthenia (long-term tension makes the autonomic nervous system unable to control freely) took daily three to four grams of Ganoderma lucidum slices and 72 cases of them  (84.7%) felt sleep improvement after 1 month.

Professor Zhang Yonghe, the Department of Pharmacology, Peking University School of Basic Medical Sciences, who specializes in the central nervous system, has proved through the chronic stress model in rats that oral taking of water extract of Ganoderma lucidum fruiting body (240 mg/kg per day) can not only shorten the time to fall asleep and extend the sleep time but also strengthen the δ wave amplitude during deep sleep (δ wave is an important indicator to measure sleep quality) and improve the overall sleep quality. 【Information 2】

Ganoderma Sinensis + Ganoderma Slices, conductive to improving sleep
The research results published in the medical journal of “Strait Pharmacy” in 2011 showed that “Ganoderma lucidum + Ganoderma sinensis” has a sleeping effect.

In the experiment, the scientists randomly divided the mice into 4 groups, with 12 mice in each group. Among them, three groups were fed with ” Ganoderma lucidum + Ganoderma sinensis” compound preparations with low(160 mg/kg), medium (330 mg/kg) and high doses (1000 mg/kg) every day. In addition, there is another group, which uses distilled water to replace the “Ganoderma lucidum + Ganoderma sinensis” compound preparation as a control group. After 30 days, it was found that compared with the control group without Ganoderma lucidum, the mice with medium and high doses of “Ganoderma lucidum + Ganoderma sinensis” compound preparations had the time to fall asleep shortened for 17% to 20% and had the sleep time elongated for 22 to 23%.

Obviously, as long as the dose is sufficient, and after a period of conditioning, the “Ganoderma lucidum + Ganoderma sinensis” compound preparation can improve sleep quality.

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