Yes, I know that in this lockdown period, your
daily schedule is disturbed and so is your
sleep pattern. All your family members are
at home, and there is no time restriction. But remember,
just because you don’t need to get up early in this
lockdown period, it does not mean you should
mess up with your sleep pattern. In addition to
your regular exercise, to boost your immunity,
it is equally important to have a
good quality sound sleep at least for
7 hours during night. If you have poor quality sleep,
it will affect your hair and your skin. You must have
experienced that whenever you have less sleep,
your skin becomes dull. There might be an increase in
dark circle around your eyes.
Do you know why all this happen?
There is a hormone known as melatonin.
Melatonin is a sleep inducing substance that
helps you to go to sleep. Calcium helps your brain to
use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture
your melatonin. Hence, if you have calcium deficiency,
you may feel fatigued, nervousness and tension. So,
it is must to have adequate calcium daily from your food.
Good natural vegetarian sources of calcium are:
- Sesame seed
If you don’t have ragi, then it is sufficient to have
2 -3 spoon of sesame seed along with few almonds.
This tip does not mean that you can sleep at
anytime as you are free. It means that
you should take sleep at your regular time and
don’t disturb you sleep pattern, as
it is very important to maintain your biological cycle
to boost your immunity. May you get
good night sleep even during this lockdown &
maintain your immunity.
That’s all for today
See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday Tip.
Till then…. Take care.
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Cosmetic Clinician