FREE U.S. SHIPPING. 20% OFF ORDERS OF $50+ CODE: SPRING

DON'T SAY GOODBYE TO SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT

March 11, 2019 by Renee Tavoularis

DON'T SAY GOODBYE TO SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, we have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!

The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing. Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we're just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it. 

Lack of sleep affects just about everything in your body and mind.  People who get less sleep tend to be at higher risk for so many health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer; not to mention effects like slower metabolism, weight gain, hormone imbalance, and inflammation. Lack of sleep may even negate the health benefits of your exercise program; and don't forget the impact lack of sleep can have on moods, memory and decision-making skills.

KNOWING THIS IT'S EASY TO SEE THE THREE MAIN PURPOSES OF SLEEP:

  • To restore our body and mind.Our bodies repair, grow and even “detoxify”our brains while we sleep.
  • To improve our brain's ability to learn and remember things, technically known as “synaptic plasticity”.
  • To conserve some energy so we're not just actively “out and about”24-hours a day, every day.

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH SLEEP ADULTS NEED? 

It's less than your growing kids need but you may be surprised that it's recommended that all adults get 7 - 9 hours a night.

ACTIONABLE TIPS FOR BETTER SLEEP 

  • The biggest tip is definitely to try to get yourself into a consistent sleep schedule. Make it a priority and you're more likely to achieve it. This means turning off your lights 8 hours before your alarm goes off.  Days. A. Week.  Weekends can easily throw this off but by making sleep a priority for a few weeks your body and mind will adjust and thank you for it.
  • Balance your blood sugar throughout the day. Eat less refined and processed foods and more whole foods (full of blood-sugar-balancing fiber). Choose the whole orange instead of the juice (or orange-flavored snack). Make sure you're getting some protein every time you eat. Click here for more plant-based foods that promote healthy sleep.
  • During the day get some sunshine and exercise. These things tell your body it's daytime; time for being productive, active and alert. By doing this during the day it will help you wind down more easily in the evening.
  • Cut off your caffeine and added sugar intake after 12pm. Whole foods like fruits and veggies are fine, it's the “added”sugar we're minimizing.  Afternoon consumption of both caffeine and added sugar can keep your mind too active when the evening hours arrive. Check out our caffeine-free chai latte recipe for your afternoon “coffee break”.
  • Have a relaxing bedtime routine that starts 1 hour before your “lights out”time (that is 8 - 10 hours before your alarm is set to go off). This would include dimming your artificial lights, nixing screen time and perhaps reading a book or having a bath.

Printer Friendly

Leave a comment

Comments will be reviewed prior to posting.


Also in Volume 95

10 SIMPLE WAYS TO OUTSMART YOUR JUNK FOOD CRAVINGS NUTRITION
10 SIMPLE WAYS TO OUTSMART YOUR JUNK FOOD CRAVINGS

Junk food cravings can be the worst, right?

READ MORE

CAFFEINE-FREE CHAI LATTE RECIPES: VEGAN OTHERS
CAFFEINE-FREE CHAI LATTE

Perfect for an absolutely delicious caffeine-free substitute for your afternoon chai latte!

READ MORE

Sign up today to receive weekly Beauty, Nutrition and Lifestyle tips, exclusive offers, and 10% off your first purchase.

Fill out my online form.

Welcome to WELL WITHIN

Our beauty and wellness brand offers support, services and products to help you become WELL WITHIN your skin, mind and body.

Sign up today and receive your special Friends and Family 20% off your first purchase, valid until May 31, 2017.

Fill out my online form.

Stay Ever Well,
Lynne + Renee
Co-founders

DEAR FRIENDS AND FAMILY,

Thank you for signing up today to receive weekly Beauty, Nutrition and Lifestyle tips, exclusive offers and your special Friends and Family 20% off your first purchase, valid until May 31, 2017.

Fill out my online form.

Stay Ever Well,
Lynne + Renee

Sign up today to receive weekly Beauty, Nutrition and Lifestyle tips, exclusive offers, and 10% off your first purchase.

Fill out my online form.