This quote from Benjamin Franklin is 100% wrong! As much as we admire people who work hard and sleep little, sleep is not wasted time – it is vital for good health.
If you don't sleep enough, you will die. This happens literally in a condition known as fatal familial insomnia, where increasing insomnia leads to death, usually in less than a year.
Sleeping too little has serious negative health effects, some of which include:
Adapted from Banting Sucks by Dr Howard Rybko (https://drrybko.com)
Natural Sleep Aid
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and is the primary mineral responsible for strong bones and teeth. Calcium is a natural sleep aid that can help you fall asleep and have a restful sleep. Magnesium is a mineral that plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones and is necessary for proper functioning of nerves and muscles. Magnesium is needed for calcium absorption and it is therefore important to have an appropriate balance of both minerals in order for them to be effective.
Passion flower extract comes from the dried aerial parts of Passiflora incarnata (passion flower). The flower got its name because of its resemblance to the crown of thorns, reminiscent of the passion of Christ. The main active component of Passion Flower extract is Chrysin, a monoflavonoid. The extract also contains the following active ingredients: alkaloids, flavonoids, sterols, amino acids, saparin, and cyanogenic glycoside. Passion flower extract has been used to help treat fatigue and nervousness.