What happens neurologically in the brain when you can’t fall/stay asleep. How does sport/being active help with sleep on a neurological l…

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Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono:

Just as antibody production is connected to both exercise and happiness, so too is endorphin production.

20-min walk triggers endorphins in the brain. Endorphins are chemicals that are able to cross through the gaps between neurons in order to pass along a message from one to the next.

Serotonin plays a definite role in sleep cycles, as high levels of serotonin are associated with wakefulness and lower levels with sleep. Serotonin also is synthesized by the pineal gland to make melatonin, the hormone that is directly related to healthy sleep.

Adenosine antagonist, caffeine, is the world-wide most popular wakefulness inducing and maintaining substance. Caffeine reduces slow-wave activity in the subsequent sleep episode and caffeine consumption during prolonged wakefulness counteracts the typical effects of sleep deprivation on the waking and sleep.

Adenosine rich foods include Brewer's yeast is the best food source of vitamin B4. Other foods rich in adenine are whole grains, bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis, spirulina, aloe vera, kelp, green leafy vegetables, honey, cayenne pepper, and berries.

What happens neurologically in the brain when you can't fall/stay asleep. How does sport/being active help with sleep on a neurological l…

Author: connie dello buono

Health educator, author and enterpreneur motherhealth@gmail.com or conniedbuono@gmail.com ; cell 408-854-1883 Helping families in the bay area by providing compassionate and live-in caregivers for homebound bay area seniors. Blogs at www.clubalthea.com Developing a new site, www.avatarcare.net , for early cancer detection using genetics tests, telemedicine with electronic appointment scheduling with doctors, video chat with doctors, matching care providers with health consumers and a health concierge for all to reduce chronic care cost, find cancer cure and coordinate health care using predictive medicine and participatory.

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