Secrets to Sleep Better

There are a staggering number of people not getting enough sleep. In fact, over 1/3 of us are on that list. The effects of not getting your regular shut-eye are much more than that dreary, tired feeling. Your mental and physical well-being are in jeopardy when you lack sleep. Deep, quality sleep effects everything from mood, stress, anxiety, appetite, weight loss, focus, energy, and gut health. It’s a great behavior to start with changing if you are experiencing weight loss resistance, low immunity, high anxiety or stress, etc.  The main benefit of better sleep is hormone balance… which effects EVERYTHING mentioned above.

Here are a few tips to help with you get better quality sleep.

  1. Improving your health from the inside out will greatly effect your sleep quality, and a great place to start is your gut. Consider a safe, gentle Detox with adaptogen herbal blends. Try my 14-Day Gut Detox.

  2. When it comes to balancing hormones, I’ve found the most help from a safe, homeopathic transdermal gel of the mother hormone: human growth hormone. Within a week of starting the gel, I have been having very vivid dreams, which indicate deep quality sleep. This HGH Gel is new-to-market (2018), and improved sleep is the #1 testimony from the thousands of people already using it. You can read more about it HERE.

  3. Believe it or not the bedding matters. The more comfortable you are, the better the sleep. Not all bedding is the same. Look for fabrics that are softer and durable like Egyptian cotton. These sheets will last longer than your traditional cotton sheets we often have on our beds.

  4. Practice unplugging from social media or reading instead of watching at night. Try going 30 minutes prior to bed without your phone, tablet, computer or tv. This will allow your body to relax. Some apps are helpful though with meditation, deep breathing, relaxation routines, and smooth ocean waves for zoning out. Go ahead and try those to promote a smoother transition to sleep.

  5. Cooler temperatures in the house promote your slumber. The temps help you doze off and are beneficial in helping you stay soundly asleep through the night. The suggestion is in the 60-degree zone, but you will need to try it to see how you respond since everyone is different.

  6. Power naps really do work. When you are tired, it’s best not to reach for the caffeine or quick sugar rush of a candy bar. Instead of using the old ways we can learn a lot from a cat. Take your cat naps. A quick 20-minute to a 1-hour nap is like a recharge session for your mind and body. If your schedule allows, try it.

Other tips and tricks work with sleeping like wearing an eye mask or investing in a great mattress. Take the time to investigate what works for you and get a better night’s sleep. Your body and mind will thank you!

Jessica Sanford