The Brain Connection
The Brain Connection
Understanding that the brain controls all the body is essential to understanding sleep and how the body heals. Brain studies show how the brain communicates with the body. How the brain controls blood pressure. How the brain heals all body parts. How the brain stores all our seeing and hearing info. Everything goes through the brain. All pain must first register in the brain which communicates to the body. All communication goes through the neck area to all body parts and organs.
Looking at the head picture you see all communication flows through the neck. The brain requires 20% of the blood flow and 50% of the oxygen from the heart for normal activities. Any restriction in blood flow would cause the brain to order the heart to pump harder causing high blood pressure.
A good example is the garden hose. If kinked the water is restricted; reducing the flow. Remove the restriction and the water flows again.
If you don't belief the brain controls blood pressure, just restrict the blood flow to the brain by putting pressure on the artery leading to the brain and listen to the heart start pumping faster increasing blood pressure so the brain gets its required blood. This is also the reason why head wounds bleed so fast and are very serious wounds.
The brain also controls all hearing and seeing. Sounds and visual images are recorded at full pixels so you can overload and feel tired. Closing your eyes can free up many pixels. As you reach overload the brain sends a chemical to make you want to sleep. During sleep the brain sorts all input, files it, condenses all and stores it. Nothing is deleted or lost, just compacted and stored. A good hypnotist can have you bring back pictures and sounds from your distant past proving nothing is lost just filed. Think of the brain as a computer with a large storage. Many people think the brain slows down when we sleep, but it has one speed and many things to do to keep you healthy.
The connection with the brain during sleep is more important to your health than food.
Centuries ago the Chinese Emperor demanded Perfect Sleep, his scholars developed a hard head support that became known as the “Emperors Pillow”. This became the standard to use in China and Japan for many centuries.
This hard head support was designed to keep the neck in alignment on hard surfaces proving the head support the answer to perfect sleep. It had to be sized for each person, which was cost prohibited for the masses. They then invented a simple bag of grain husks for the masses as they could adjust the bag nightly as needed; no cost.
Today this perfect sleep device will not work with our mattresses, so a new device had to be designed to support the head weight, keeping the neck in alignment with the body while working with all types of mattresses. The modern sized head support proved to be the answer to keeping the head and neck in alignment so the brain can keep you healthy.
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