It’s 5am on a cold Monday morning and you’re walking the dog because the wife told you to. You have a breakfast meeting across town in 2 hours but you need to rest, and the effects of sleep deprivation are starting to show.
Keep reading to discover the effects of sleep deprivation on collagen production in your body.
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What Causes Sleep Deprivation?
There are many reasons for us to not get a good night’s rest, and not all of them are because of caffeine!
Job stress, impossible or hard-to-manage deadlines, troubles at home, financial concerns, worries about your children, and more are all some the reasons our brains won’t let us rest.
Without a minimum of 6-8 hours of sleep per 24-hour cycle, your body could soon start showing the effects of sleep deprivation, affecting your overall health.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Deprivation?
There’s a hollowness ringing inside your head all the time and you can’t remember things so much anymore. Your whole body feels itchy but there aren’t any obvious reasons for it.
Your eyes are dry and scratchy, and the skin on your face has started to sag, beginning with the black circles under your eyes.
You seem to have picked up every bug and sniffle for miles around, and are grumpy (and hungry) all the time. You think you’re functioning well under pressure, but your work is slipping and you’re just too tired to see the details in the little things anymore.
Deep down where you can’t see it, your organs have kicked their emergency survival mode into gear, and you suddenly develop high blood pressure. Your immune system is compromised and you feel as if you’re going to have a heart attack if things don’t get back to normal soon.
This is the face of sleep deprivation, a condition that exists because we drive our bodies to limits they were never made to endure. If survival at exhaustion level is the mode in which we have to live, then sleep is the antidote for that exhaustion.
What Happens When We (Don’t) Sleep?
Studies show that sleep deprivation suppresses our immune system, decreases the body’s inflammatory response, and makes it easier for infections to take hold. When we sleep, our bodies get a chance to rest and repair the organs and systems that keep us alive:
The Effect Of Sleep Deprivation On Collagen Production
Collagen plays a vital role in protecting our immune systems and is found throughout the body, including in the eyes, teeth, bones, joints, skin, and blood vessels. When our bodies get a lot of good rest (such as when we have REM sleep patterns and are deeply asleep), the human growth hormone and collagen production are stimulated.
When our lifestyles dictate that we perhaps don’t rest as much as we should (or could), collagen production diminishes. We start to see the effects immediately in the condition of our skin, which gets dry, wrinkled, and tired-looking very quickly.
Our bodies begin to shut down “unnecessary” functions like regulating metabolism and insulin. The repair process that is supposed to restore our bodies back to optimal performance levels cannot continue, and our DNA strands begin breaking.
In autoimmune skin conditions (like psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea), stress is a direct trigger for disease onset, including chronic conditions like diabetes, arthritis, liver disease, and more. In fact, the onset of skin conditions are often the reason autoimmunity is diagnosed, and are a precursor to other, more serious, conditions.
Gut health is absolutely key to your immune system health. Roughly three quarters of the human immune system resides in the stomach, so a compromised gut is naturally going to compromise your immune system. This is why diarrhea is listed as one of the Covid-19 symptoms to look out for.
Collagen synthesis is a vitally-important process in healing, reparation, and maintenance of the immune system and the gut. Ignoring tell-tale symptoms of an irritated gut may lead to further irritation or infection – which only upsets the immune system and causes more stress.
If you can’t change your stressful lifestyle, it’s time to change your diet and supplement intake. Obviously, no supplement or diet can produce all the required substances nor replace the vital repair tasks performed while we sleep, but essential nutraceuticals like collagen and Ubiquinol (when taken correctly) boost our body’s ability to produce these substances naturally.
For example, our marine collagen supplement (which is derived from fish, not mammals) contains glycine and proline, two amino acids that help regulate acidity. Water-based marine collagen repairs and restores intestinal linings, preventing stomach acid from leaking and causing reflux, heartburn, or ulcers.
The human body only requires about 500mg of collagen daily. Under stressful conditions, collagen is produced in significantly lower-than-needed amounts, as are all your body’s much-needed nutrients.
In this instance, the average human would only produce roughly 300mg of collagen daily. That’s about 60% of recommended daily allowance, meaning only 60% of your body can use today’s collagen it worked so hard to produce.
5 Tips To Boost Collagen Production Naturally
- Take a collagen supplement – browse our store now
- Eat a collagen-rich diet – browse our blog for delicious recipes
- Get enough liquids – Check out our collagen-rich smoothies
- Exercise regularly – Click here to read our fitness tips
- Get enough sleep – and then get more on the days that you can
The Correxiko Difference
Modern life has so many challenges… chronic stress, over-eating, processed foods, inadequate nutrient intake, and all of this takes an obvious toll on your health, beauty, and wellness.
For collagen-lovers, Correxiko easily and efficiently restores balance and helps support these daily concerns. However, our aim is to not only lessen your physical stressors, but also to create a Super YOU.
Each of our products is best-in-class in our industry and each one leaves you stronger, more energized, with more stamina, and an incredible body. Our aims and efforts go into what Correxiko calls Super Wellness, and we’ll get you there.
Correxiko’s marine collagen has been clinically proven to create a stronger biological effect that the standard beef collagen powders and is sourced from wild-caught deep-sea fish from clean Canadian Waters rather than farmed fish (which can be contaminated with hormones and antibiotics).
Correxiko’s uniquely low-molecular-weight hydrolyzed collagen peptides offer enhanced absorption and superior performance, providing the foundation of Super Wellness:
- Skin, hair, and nail regeneration
- Bone and joint support
- Lean muscles
- Healthy gut support
- Satiety and weight management
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Once you become involved with a Correxiko product, we know you’ll stay loyal simply because there isn’t a product out there that can compete on our quality and effectiveness.
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