Good sleeping to night the natural way!!
Sleep – We all do it every nite! And we all know it is important on a lot of levels! It has been well documented how “good sleep” has anti-aging effects, heart health as well as stress relief! I have been experiencing sleep problems. Part is that ugly menopause thing! Plus having kids wrecks your bladder and god knows peeing will wreck your sleep cycle. I know everyone’s sleep issues are different! I am able to get to sleep well, but like clock work I wake between 3-4 in the morning! I am not ready for hard-core pharmaceutical sleep aids yet!! I tried the Tylenol PM route but go to sleep and still wake around 3 am. There are also the “mid-nite aids” but depending on the time of your mid-nite you have a chance of still waking up groggy. A few weeks ago I happened to hear a lecture from a nutritionist about sleep. Most of the information I already knew; Decrease caffeine, decrease sugar, increase exercise and decrease alcohol consumption. Well I have been trying all those things and still wake a 3 am!
BUT HERE WAS THE GOOD PART! Your blood sugar can drop at night which can affect your sleep cycle. This makes great sense! The recommendation was 2 tsp of raw almond butter right before bed. Been trying for 7 days now and with the exception of the night I had 4 glasses of wine my sleep patterns have really improved!!! Will report back on this in a few weeks. Check out the site dumblittle.com.
Good sleeping to all!!