So many factors go into getting good sleep, and as we get older (and wiser!) it can often be more challenging to feel refreshed and ready in the mornings. STRESS, hormones, family duties, work schedule, and medications can affect our sleep patterns – which are directly related to the quality of life and how long we live. Keeping cortisol levels balanced, eating less sugar, and exercising are at the top of the list. Relaxing, reading, or meditating before bed is helpful too because staring at a device can prevent the relaxation needed to fall asleep soundly.
Often people have taken melatonin or prescription sleep aids to help, but personally, melatonin makes me groggy all day, and sleep aids can become a habit that can’t be reversed in some cases. Even Nyquil or something similar can make it difficult to wake to feel refreshed.
Returning to the idea of balancing hormones, especially cortisol… will shed light on how this simple idea can be a soothing resolve to waking up at 2-3 am each night! CORTISOL spikes during this time of night/morning for most people. As women AND men get older, it happens more frequently and our other hormones fluctuate. Cortisol also spikes when we are stressed. Working to control stress and keep hormones balanced will make a significant difference in how we rest, therefore being more productive the next day!
Cell cleansing, lots of water, and a balanced supplement and nutritional intake will also fuel the body in a healthy way keeping more of an internal balance.
Ask me for a complimentary personal consult and how several of our simple, all-natural supplements will help you achieve these goals, fall asleep and STAY asleep!