Sleep is a primary component in the quest for health and balance. Sleep disturbance affects an estimated 50 to 70 million individuals in the U.S. It is during sleep that the body recovers and restores itself. During both rest and sleep, our brain processes the information from the day’s residue and incorporates it into our memory and even into our self-concept. Sleep bolsters immunity. We live in a day and age that offers few constants beside challenge and change. We must therefore, prioritize the importance of rest and sleep. It is the quantity, quality, and frequency of rest and sleep that allows us to adapt, change, and flow in the moment we’re in. If sleep or energy challenges are a part of your life or someone you love, consider incorporating or sharing these 6 strategies. Notice how energy, mood, and overall health improve.
- The InsideOut Quieting Formula. An extremely powerful and highly sought after natural treatment for sleep and stress management. It is designed to rapidly quiet the mind and calm the body. This formula aids people struggling with anxiety, fear, and phobias and it reduces the challenges of either falling asleep or staying asleep. Because chronic stress can elevate blood pressure, using this formula can aid in restoring blood pressure, lowering heart rate and increasing present-time consciousness. This carefully crafted herbal remedy offers unsurpassed calming properties.
- Neurexan by Heel. This is a doctor-recommended natural homeopathic treatment ideal for addressing the symptoms of sleep disturbance. Unlike conventional treatments that primarily suppress symptoms (prescription medications), Neurexan works to restore the body’s natural sleep cycle, therefore providing the body with renewed energy and mental clarity during the day, while allowing for gentle relaxation with a calm mind at night.
- Regulate your blood sugar. Ever wonder how you can sleep eight to 10 hours and feel tired? Often times, it’s not a sleep issue at all; it’s simply low blood sugar. Eating two tablespoons of almond butter on celery sticks before bed eliminated 50 percent of my “can’t seem to get myself going” mornings.
- Load cholesterol. Loading up on cholesterol may sound dangerous, but even the Harvard School of Public Health now wholeheartedly endorse eating egg yolks. Cholesterol is what the body uses to make the sex hormone testosterone. For a dramatic positive impact on sleep eat 800 milligrams of cholesterol (four or more eggs) three hours before bedtime. Eating two ribeye steaks, each about three-quarters of a pound, had the strongest tranquilizing effect. For those concerned about cholesterol levels, you’d be surprised to know that after 21 days of eating almost nothing but grass-fed beef, almonds and eggs, cholesterol ratios actually improve!
- The Philips goLight Blue Plus. This device was originally designed for those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD); it works by reinforcing your circadian rhythm. Using it for 15 minutes a day just after waking up provides more energy throughout the day and helps you fall asleep much faster at night. After 2 or 3 days of usage, it might even replace your morning cup of coffee!
- L-Tryptophan. The essential amino acid l-Tryptophan is a serotonin precursor. Research indicates that l-Tryptophan supplementation may support emotional well-being and restful sleep. l-Tryptophan also supports healthy sleep quality, onset and duration. Additional research suggests that tryptophan may promote relaxation and help control occasional cravings.
With love & light~
Dr. Howard K. Weissman, Psy.D., B.C.E.T.S.