According to the National Institute of Health, at least 70 million Americans suffer from sleep troubles. The National Commission for Sleep Disorders reported to the U.S. Congress that 100 million Americans have occasional sleep problems, with over 30 million having some form of chronic insomnia. Lack of sleep is not just an inconvenience. It can lead to serious health problems. Could some of our most debilitating health problems be addressed simply by getting enough sleep?
According to a study by the American Heart Association, not having enough sleep can lead to high blood pressure. Sleep problems have for long been associated with cardiovascular disease, but AHA’s study demonstrates a link between too few hours of sleep and the incidence of hypertension. And, uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to a heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and stroke. It contributes to up to seven million deaths each year!
If you are not getting a full night’s sleep, what can you do?
According to a website called Cordycepts Benefits , Cordyceps mushrooms might be able to help. Even though this medicinal mushroom is commonly being used to boost energy levels and fight fatigue and various pains, the site suggests that it can also help with insomnia. This is because Cordyceps may boost your kidney function and therefore eliminate or at least reduce your need to wake up in the middle of the night to urinate.
“Cordyceps can be taken long term to strengthen your kidney energy”, the website reports.
In Chinese Medicine, Cordyceps is a yin/yang energy tonic for kidneys