Even though the brain comprises only 2% of our body mass, it generally requires more than 25% of the entire blood supply of the body. Our livers are supplied needed energy when we get enough sleep each night. During sleep, the majority of the blood situated at the back of the brain filters into the liver for cleansing.
Restful sleep is vital to good health and body cleansing
If a person is not fully at rest during a period of sleep, the liver does not obtain an adequate amount of blood to function properly. Therefore it can not cleanse the blood adequately. This will result in a build up of pollutants and other toxic substances in the blood stream. When not filtering through, these toxins remain in the blood. They will inhabit the interstitial fluid systems, increasing their acidity and eventually causing damage to body systems and the liver.
In the case that we are not providing ample amounts of the energy needed in order for the liver to carry out its fundamental physiological actions, we are raising the possibility of illness throughout the body.
Respiration is an imperative element of rejuvenation and cleansing, with a considerable portion of the waste materials in the body purged through the lungs. This gives emphasis to the significance of getting sleep in a room with proper ventilation.
The Phases of Sleep
Sleep has two main phases; the before-midnight phase and the one after-midnight. The most important method of renewal and purification for adults typically occurs in sleep prior to midnight. This time involves deep sleep, habitually known as beauty sleep, which characteristically lasts for roughly one hour. During this time, you come into a dreamless state of sleep wherein the oxygen utilization in the body reduces greatly. This will lead to deep physical relaxation and rest. The advantage of this mere hour of deep sleep is almost equal to the benefits obtained during sleep that occurs in the three hours after midnight. Deep sleep almost never happens later than midnight. The exception is if you fall asleep later than 10 PM (which allows for less than two hours prior to midnight).
When one regularly fails to benefit from deep sleep; the mind and body have a propensity to become over-exhausted. The most important focus of the body during this every day phase is allowing waste products to purge from the body allowing cleansing of the cells, liver, intestines and other body functioning as it travels to the systems of elimination and detoxification.
It is always important to be certain you get enough sleep each night. In order to lead a clean, healthy, vibrant life, we much get enough sleep. The old proverb, “early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” coined by Ben Franklin are meaningful words to live by as the importance of sleep as a rejuvenator in our lives is often overlooked.