Healing = Sleeping more?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 16, 2012 at 6:55 AM

I wiped out on my bicycle this week, and I noticed since then I've been getting to bed earlier and sleeping later. Nothing too excessive, as my head was fine , just a banged-up knee and and sore muscles. So is the 2-3 hrs extra sleep just part of the healing process?

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on October 16, 2012
at 10:37 AM

Definitely. I am always more tired after I go through something physical like a minor bike accident. Takes energy for body to heal.



on November 02, 2012
at 03:51 AM

yes, it is. in your case, you have additional stress, plus physiological injury/stress, and the body can heal better if it has A) enough nutrients and endogenous compounds and B) a safe un-stressful space, which in this case is sleep. please keep in mind though, for others reading this, that not all sleep is peaceful for everyone, and my blanket yes answer is highly contextual.


on November 02, 2012
at 03:43 AM

definitely agree. Yesterday I went to a sleep talk - people who sleep less, or have non restful sleep tend to have - the usual diseases like heart, blood pressure etc. But what is amazing is that immune diseases are also increased in people who have inadequate sleep. I will definitely try to sleep more now that I am suffering from aches and pains in my joints.



on October 16, 2012
at 08:23 AM

Sure why not...and extra sleep wouldn't hurt. Nothing like eating it to reset your sleep cycles. Glad to hear you're okay.

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