6 Strategies to Fight Insomnia

1.   Avoid sugar after 4 p.m. to prevent an increase in blood sugar before bed.

 

2. Eat a healthy portion of protein for dinner to calm your system. (Eggs, Artichokes, Nuts, Grass-Fed Beef, Chicken, Greek Yogurt, Peas, etc.)

 

3. Go to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning. Consistency is key!

 

4. Do some flexibility exercises, yoga or meditation 2-3 hours before bedtime to relax your body.

 

5.  Write down all your worries in a journal before bedtime.  That way you don’t have to dwell on them and they will be there waiting for you the next morning!

6. Are nighttime hot flashes waking you up from a good night's sleep? Try wearing sports shirts designed specifically with material to wick away sweat. I found a sports shirt of my son's (he doesn't know this yet) that is made from that slippery material that wicks away the sweat and what a difference in my sleep! Cotton soaks up the sweat and then I have to keep laying in it. I also just found a company called bedgear.com that makes pillows and other bedding that also has the same wicking qualities to allow a comfortable nights sleep without the sweat. Sleep is essential for healing!

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