Article by Andrew Sartory, Functional Health and Wellness Advisor
I used to be dependent on cocktails of natural supplements, Benedryl, Ambien and Xanax to fall asleep for years, no matter how tired I felt. Now, I sleep like a baby at normal hours. These are the best tricks I've learned!
Do you have problems with getting great, restful sleep?
Everyone knows it’s important to get good sleep, but the average night’s sleep amongst adults and teenagers is getting shorter and shorter. And now, 63% of Americans reporting that their sleep needs are not met during the week (1).
In fact, researchers believe that the average adult has FORGOTTEN what it feels like to be truly well rested!
However, those few people who obtain an adequate 7-9 hours a night are earning some great benefits! These include…
It all has to do with MELATONIN, the hormone that controls your sleep and wake cycles.
And in a nutshell, our use of artificial light at night is driving this problem.
Your pineal gland produces this in the evening when it gets dark, and puts you in a relaxed, sleepy state.
However, in your home, you’re exposed to TVs, cell phone screens, laptops and general overhead lighting. The blue lightwaves in these sources of light signal to your body that it’s still daytime, thus suppressing melatonin secretion.
And as we’d expect, shutting down your melatonin production at night is NOT GOOD.
First, it can make you feel wide-awake and restless, as if it were daytime (2, 3).
What’s worse is that the melatonin suppression on its own, regardless of your sleep hours, is associated with increased risks of…
Here are 7 EASY ways to improve your quality of sleep that you’ve probably never thought about! **Side effects may include sleeping like a baby**
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