When You Have Troubles Sleeping…
I get it, when you don’t get a good nights sleep it affects your whole next day!
Insomnia is a much bigger problem today than it was many years ago.
One might conclude that technology has played a large part for poor sleep habits.
We all watch larger than life television screens, view our bright screens on tablets and smart phones and this does not allow our minds to shut down.
What You Should Do To Help Get A Good Nights Sleep
There are several steps you should take to get a good night sleep. They are:
- Do something relaxing like reading a good book, knitting, getting a massage, listening to a podcast or even meditate regularly before bed.
- Turn off all electronics, including TV’s, phones and tablets. The Electromagnetic Fields (EMF’s) can disturb your circadian rhythm and can aid in keeping you up longer rather than helping you fall asleep.
- Try not to have a heavy dinner, a lighter dinner is more suitable. Sure you get tired after a heavy meal, but several hours after you eat your body is focusing on digesting that heavy meal rather than focusing on getting a good nights sleep.
- Try not to drink alcohol before bed. Studies have shown that alcohol reduces your REM Sleep, which is the deep sleep you need to rejuvenate for the next day.
- Sleep in a dark room. Any amount of light can affect your sleep patterns. I use a blackout sleep mask, and it works incredibly well and is more cost efficient than blackout curtains or blinds/shades.
- Sleep in a cool room. The optimal temperature for sleeping is 68ºF.
- Have a glass of bedtime tea. Here is the bedtime tea recipe I have used for years and it cured me of my 1o year addiction to sleeping pills.
If you practice all these useful tips for getting a good nights sleep, you will be on your way to more restful nights.
Natural foods can really aid in getting a good nights sleep. Let’s take a look at one food that can transform your sleeping issues!
Eat This One Food & Naturally Get Rid of Insomnia
You can naturally get rid of insomnia with just one natural food! It’s true, this one food has transformed my evenings and I feel so well rested after adding this one food to my nightly routine.
What is this one food? Raw honey, and I am not talking about the raw honey you typically get on Amazon or at the local grocery store, I am talking about truly raw unfiltered honey preferably from a local source.
There are so many benefits from getting raw honey gathered by the bees from pollen in your local area. Not only will this help with sleep, but if you have allergies it will help improve your immune system too.
How Raw Honey Helps You Get A Good Nights Sleep
So why is honey so magical and how much should you eat? Here is the answer to that.
When you eat raw honey before bed, it restores the glycogen in your liver. Often we wake up from a lack of glycogen and your body goes into crisis mode while it looks for fuel to keep you going. This inevitably will wake you up.
Just a good-sized spoonful of honey can help restore your glycogen. Pretty incredible right?
Honey also releases melatonin in the brain. Melatonin helps your body rest so it can repair each night during the critical times of sleep. This, in turn, will leave you well rested the next morning.
Where To Find “True” Local Raw Honey…
You can find local unfiltered raw honey at local farmers markets, flea markets and for us here in Florida, on the side of the street…usually near grocery or health food stores.
If you are having troubles finding good quality local raw honey, try doing a quick google search in your area or asking a local health food store might be your best options.
If you can’t find honey locally, your next best option would be this: raw unfiltered and unpasteurized honey.
Honey has so many other incredible properties to it that everyone can benefit from adding a little more of it to their diets!
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