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!!

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About healthyhappy50ish

Most important a mom & wife! Have 3 wonderful daughters and a happy marriage. I am in the 50ish category and sandwiched between young kids in middle school and aging parents. I am passionate about healthy living and feel this would be a great way to share my experiences. It is a scary thought I am an AARP card-carrying member and over 50 years have gone by!! Do not feel over 30, but when I look around me I want my friends and myself to enjoy life to the fullest. I do not want my kids to wipe my bottom in the future!! I want go out moving enjoying life,family,friends and of course wine. I also felt this was also a way to share myself to my kids once they want to listen and read my blogg. Someday they my see my motherly advice had some value! Most of all I am doing this because I love my family and my self and needed to have an avenue to express my thoughts and ideas!!
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