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Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

Updated: Nov 1, 2019

There's nothing better than waking up after a good night's sleep feeling energized, refreshed, and ready for the day vs waking up tired and cranky from a bad night's sleep.

For thousands of years our ancestors lived in the sync with nature and the cycles of day and night. They woke up with the sunrise and went to bed with the sunset. Our bodies are still designed to keep this natural rhythm of light and dark cycles. But, we now live in a modern world where late night TV and coming home late from work is the new normal.

Now many people experience insomnia or disrupted sleep.....

There are different factors that can affect your body's ability to switch off at night:

1. Drinking coffee after lunch time, caffeine has a life-time of about 6 hours so if you are drinking a cup of coffee at 3 pm, it is still in your system at 9pm.

2. You are eating too much sugar before bed

3. Your mind is over active or stressed

4. You exercised too late, creating high cortisol levels

5. Parasite infections

6. Watching TV before bed, without blue light blockers (the light is telling your body its time to wake up).

7. Low levels of melatonin or magnesium

Tips for Better Sleep:

1. Wear blue light blocker glasses at night if exposed to bright light

2. Start winding down early, take a hot bath with epsom salt/ read a book/ meditate/ listen to relaxing music

3. Eat a more protein based meal before bed

4. Don't drink any caffeine after 12pm

5. Try a magnesium supplement

6. Drink a nice cup of chamomile tea or valerian

7. Try CBD Oil

8. Diffuse lavender oil in your room

Its important to get in bed ideally by 9:30pm because our bodies recover physically from 10:00pm-2am and our psychological repair is from 2am-6am. So if you are going to bed at 12am you have already missed 2 hours of physical repair and there is nowhere to make up for it!

I hope this helps you achieve some restful, deep sleep!

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