Sleep is at the apex of proper dietary practices because without sleep the nourishment from your food gets avoided and never appropriately used.
Sleep is not an option; it is one of the most necessary functions that the body needs to execute in order to have optimal health. Having a healthy diet without sleep is similar, in this regard, to chewing your food and not swallowing it. Not swallowing your food is as bad as not eating it at all because either choice has the same result of the body not getting fed. The body will always try to digest the food we eat during the day but it is during the night, when we are sleeping, that proper simulation takes place. It doesn’t matter how healthy your diet is… without sleep your body does not get to absorb the full potency of your food.
A good night’s rest replenishes the entire body. We also know that what we eat is the fuel for the replenishment of the body. This tells us that there must be a symbiotic relationship between sleep and diet. After a good night’s rest the body feels reenergized, more alert and ready for a fresh start. The quickest and easiest way for a person to become sick or age rapidly is by depriving themselves of sleep.
Sleep is the moment of partial rebirth; it is the point of the day in which the body renews itself. During sleep, all issues that the body may have are dealt with at this time; all cells get to receive their proper nourishment. Sleep is also a major organization tool; sometimes you may have a certain problem that you were unable to solve during your busy day. But after getting a good night’s rest you suddenly find the solution. This is due to the attribute of organization that proper sleep offers; it organizes our system and puts everything in order.
When you deprive your body of sleep you deprive yourself of all essential health. A person that is sleep deprived is very vulnerable to all adverse health conditions. It is also one of the quickest ways to destroy the immune system.