Are You Waking Up Feeling Refreshed?

Staring at the ceiling at 2:30 am, unable to sleep, is usually low on people’s list of favourite pastimes. Affecting anyone at any age, insomnia (difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep) and/or waking unrefreshed can be some people’s reality. Research shows that adults who get fewer than seven hours of sleep (whether for just one night or over the course of days, weeks, or months) experience daytime consequences such as irritability, fatigue, and poor memory. Sleep deprivation not only has detrimental effects on your work life, relationships and wellbeing, but increases the risk of ongoing health problems. If you or someone you know is having trouble sleeping – it’s important to get some support.

Magne-Zzzz-ium

Magnesium is valuable for countless actions in the body, including supporting healthy nervous system function so you are less affected by stress; or relaxing sore, tense muscles that may be disturbing your sleep. Magnesium levels may be low in those suffering from insomnia, so addressing this insufficiency can help improve sleep. Your Practitioner can recommend high quality, highly absorbable forms of magnesium to help you re-establish a healthy sleep cycle.

Sleep Tight, Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Sleep is not a luxury – it is a necessity, so reducing or avoiding the factors that can negatively impact sleep can be the key to getting the rest you need. Sleep enhancing tips:

  • Reduce or eliminate stimulants, i.e. caffeine and sugar

  • Go to bed at the same time each night

  • Create a dark sleeping environment

  • Invest in a comfortable mattress and bedding

  • Limit alcohol consumption

  • Practice relaxation exercises, or read a book in bed

  • Reduce screen time an hour before bed, i.e. phones, computers or TV. In the evening, utilise an app that inverts the screen lighting to create black backgrounds with white text
  • Find a meditation app that helps you relax; and

  • Get regular exercise

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