The Proven Link Between High Cholesterol and Sleep Issues
By Dr. Kevin Passero
Dr. Passero here.
There is no question that a good night's sleep plays a crucial role in maintaining both our mental and physical health.
And the consequences of not getting enough quality sleep can be deadly serious. A recent study found that sleeping less than six hours per night can almost triple your risk of developing serious heart problems.*
Clinical research indicates that poor sleep habits, such as sleep deprivation, snoring, and sleep apnea, can increase LDL (bad) cholesterol, decrease HDL (good) cholesterol, and increase triglycerides, a type of fat found in our blood. Sleep deprivation also increases the production of cortisol, a stress hormone that can lead to inflammation and insulin resistance, leading to high cholesterol levels.*
Why Is Sleep Important for Our Health and Cholesterol Levels
We all need sleep to function well and maintain our physical and mental wellbeing. During sleep, our body repairs and rejuvenates, and our brains process and consolidate the information we learned during the day. A good night's sleep strengthens the immune system, reduces stress, and regulates hormones such as leptin and ghrelin, which regulate appetite and metabolism.
When it comes to cholesterol, sleep plays a pivotal role. During sleep, our liver processes and removes cholesterol from our bloodstream, reducing the risk of plaque buildup in our arteries. And lack of sleep increases inflammation, makes the body more insulin resistant, and contributes to the development of high blood pressure, blood sugar issues and obesity, all of which can lead to high cholesterol and cardiovascular problems.
Simple Tips to Improve Your Quality of Sleep
If you struggle with getting enough sleep, there are several simple lifestyle changes you can make to improve the quality of your sleep. These include sticking to a sleep schedule, avoiding caffeine, nicotine and alcohol close to bedtime, limiting screen time before bed, creating a relaxing sleep environment, and engaging in relaxing activities such as meditation, yoga or a warm bath.
In addition, working with my patients over the years, I’ve developed a highly effective natural sleep protocol that works. Best of all, it’s safe, non-habit-forming, completely free of side effects and will not cause grogginess.
When my patients get on this natural sleep protocol and start getting the deep, uninterrupted sleep they’ve been missing, it’s a true gamechanger!
Now, as Chief Science Officer for Durable™, I have been able to create a convenient, affordable sleep supplement based on the protocol I’ve used successfully with so many patients in my clinic.
It’s called Durable SLEEP™ and it combines both regular and delayed-release melatonin with Shoden® ashwagandha, natural PharmaGABA® and passion flower extract to help you fall asleep quickly, sleep blissfully through the night and wake up feeling truly refreshed.
This formula may be especially helpful for those who have tried melatonin-only products before without success.*
Durable SLEEP will help you:
⦿ Calm your mind at night
⦿ Fall asleep faster
⦿ Sleep through the night
⦿ Wake up refreshed and without grogginess
Plus, Durable SLEEP is safe to use nightly, is non-habit-forming and will not lose effectiveness with regular usage.
To learn more about Durable SLEEP, click here.
Need Help Lowering Your Cholesterol and Triglycerides?
If you need help getting or keeping your cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the healthy range, then I strongly encourage you to give Durable HEART™ a try.
The 1,000 mg of patented Bergamonte® citrus bergamot featured in Durable HEART has been clinically shown in 30 days to:
● Lower dangerous LDL cholesterol by 36%
● Reduce artery clogging triglycerides by 39%
● Raise healthy HDL cholesterol by 40%
To learn more about Durable HEART, click here.