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, Best Natural Sleep Aids, Dr. Nicolle

It’s Wellness Wednesdays! We’ll talk about the best natural sleep aids. Sleep is the most important thing you do for your health and wellbeing. Sleep is vital for your body to replenish, repair, and rejuvenate. Sleep is also vital for various other functions as well, such as learning, memory, and creativity. Unfortunately, many of us do not get enough sleep, and this has a profound effect on our health and wellbeing.

 

And… you know how it is… you’re tired, you’re stressed, and you just want to go to sleep, but you can’t. You try to sleep, and nothing happens. You toss and turn, and it doesn’t make a difference. You worry that you’ll never fall asleep again. Perhaps you’re even feeling a little depressed. So what should you do? Well, we believe that there is a natural way to get to sleep, and we’ll tell you what it is below.

 

So, if you’re having trouble sleeping, but don’t want to poison your body with harmful sleeping pills, there are a number of natural sleep aids you could try instead. Read on to learn more about the best natural sleep aids that could have you sleeping like a baby again in no time at all!

, Best Natural Sleep Aids, Dr. Nicolle

Why Can’t I Sleep?

Take a look at your daily routine and you may discover what’s causing your sleeping issues. Are you under a lot of pressure or stress? Have you changed your diet or used a new medication? These factors may be affecting your sleep pattern and may be the cause of your insomnia.

 

 

Here are three quick changes you can make that may help you get a better night’s sleep:

 

 

1. Avoid eating too close to bedtime. 

Your body needs ample time to digest your food before you sleep. The best time to eat your dinner is about 4 hours before your bedtime.

 

 

2. Avoid caffeine. 

Tea, coffee, and most sodas are full of caffeine, so avoid these drinks after lunch.

 

 

3. Avoid television and video games before bed. 

These are far too stimulating and you’ll find it much harder to fall to sleep afterwards.

 

 

Natural and Organic Sleep Aids

Here are some of the best organic sleep aids available:

  • Adding a drop of lavender oil to your pillow will help you fall asleep faster and sleep for a longer time. Lavender oil also works well in the bath. Taking a long soak in the tub with the essential oil will help you fully relax before bed.
  • Chamomile, which you can drink as a tea, has an amazing calming effect and promotes better sleep.
  • Chinese medicines & acupuncture can both help you get a better night’s sleep. Speak to your local Chinese herbalist, naturopath, or acupuncturist to tailor a treatment plan to suit your needs.
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Create a Relaxing Environment

Your place of sleep is very important. You may need to transform your room into a more relaxing environment to help you sleep.

  • Keep your room uncluttered with minimal distractions. Don’t watch TV or work in your bedroom. Instead, assign another room in your house for these activities.
  • If you have a ticking clock or an alarm with a light up display, get rid of it. Rid your bedroom of as many electrical items as possible or switch them off.
  • Set your thermostat for a comfortable temperature that’s conducive for sleep, and wear comfortable, loose fitting bedclothes.
  • It’s best to sleep in a quiet, dark room, but this isn’t always easy to achieve. If light and noise are an issue, a quick fix is to sleep with earplugs and a sleeping mask.

Mind, Body and Spirit

It can be difficult to properly wind down from a busy, stressful day. Fortunately, there are three quick relaxation techniques that can help you transition into a more relaxed state and prepare you for sleep.

 

1. Meditation.

You can practice this in bed before you sleep and it will help you drift off. You’ll be able to forget about your day and allow your mind to fully unwind.

 

2. Yoga.

There are number of gentle yoga styles that focus on light stretching and breathing techniques. These only take 10-15 minutes and can be done just before bed.

 

3. Relaxation CDs.

You can also listen to relaxation CDs to help you get to sleep. These range from soothing music tracks to the sounds of ocean waves. These sounds have a particularly relaxing effect and will also help you sleep more soundly.

 

 

A good night’s sleep helps to keep you healthy by giving your mind and body time to replenish. Follow these strategies to help you sleep well and wake up each morning feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead!

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, Five Everyday Activities to Protect Your Physical Health, Dr. Nicolle

 

I really wanted to talk about this topic today because sleep is so very important for your overall health… PERIOD. Insomnia can be a real nightmare – and not just because you’re not getting enough sleep. Chronic insomnia has been linked to an increased risk of developing health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It can also lead to weight gain, impair your ability to concentrate, and even increase your risk of depression. In addition to these physical and mental health risks, insomnia can also take a toll on your energy levels and overall quality of life.

 

So if you’re struggling with sleeplessness, it’s time to take back control of your sleep habits – before it causes further damage. Fortunately, there are some simple strategies that can help you break the cycle of insomnia. Eating foods to balance your blood sugar levels can make for a better night’s sleep. From regularly scheduled bedtimes to calming nighttime rituals, you can make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary and reclaim your much-needed rest. Don’t let insomnia keep you up at night – start taking steps toward better health today!

 

Is Dietary Supplementation Right for You?

Good sleep is essential to your health, but it’s not always easy to get. That’s where dietary supplements come in! These products can help you get the restful slumber you need, without resorting to prescription sleep aids. They can also provide essential vitamins and minerals that may be missing in your diet.

 

But here’s the thing: if you don’t know what you’re looking for, shopping for dietary supplements can feel like a game of Russian Roulette. If you don’t do your research, there’s no telling what kind of quality product you’ll end up with (or how it’ll affect your sleep).

 

That’s why we recommend doing some research before you buy. Check out the label and look for ingredients that have been shown to help with sleep, like magnesium, valerian root or chamomile extract. You should also read up on reviews of different products; this way, you can be sure you’re getting something that actually works (and not just a placebo).

 

So, if you’re struggling to get some shut eye, why not try adding my Sleep Support Bundle to your routine? Trust me – you won’t regret it! All those sleepless nights will soon become a thing of the past! Plus, they’re totally natural so there’s no need to worry about side effects!

Sleep Support Bundle

 

With this Sleep Support Bundle, an anti-inflammatory diet, and a good night’s sleep, you’ll be well on your way to better health! Good luck!

 

Tools To Improve Sleep

Eye Mask

Do you struggle to get a good night’s sleep? If so, you may consider wearing an eye mask. Yes, that’s right; wearing an eye mask could be just what you need to finally get some restful shut-eye. Here’s why:

 

First of all, it helps reduce exposure to light. Many people with insomnia find that even the smallest amount of light can prevent them from falling asleep and staying asleep. By placing an eye mask over your eyes you can create a complete darkness in your sleeping environment, making it easier for you to drift off into dreamland.

 

Plus, using one also creates a sense of privacy and comfort. We all know how difficult it can be to feel at ease when you’re struggling to sleep, but wearing an eye mask can help. Not only will it block out the light, but it’s also a sign that you need your rest and that no one should disturb you until morning. I recommend this Eye Mask.

 

Foot Soak

Soaking your feet in hot water before going to bed every night can prevent illnesses and prolong life. It can promote blood circulation, relax the body, relieve fatigue and greatly improve sleep quality. I recommend this Foot Spa Bath Massager with Heat.

 

Meditating

Mindfulness meditation may improve sleep quality. Studies have found that meditation can help reduce cortisol, which is the hormone associated with stress. Meditation increases the natural melatonin levels to help with more restful sleep. Furthermore, meditation is shown to have benefits on patients with mental health disorders who may experience insomnia as a symptom. By using meditation to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, some patients have an easier time falling and staying asleep.

 

Using a meditation cushion and mat can help facilitate your mediation process. Although you don’t need a cushion to meditate, you may want to consider using one at some point.  You could meditate in a chair, or simply sit on the floor if you want. You can also use pillows or cushions from your furnishings to try out. Cushion, chair, bench, floor – it’s all good. Eventually, though, if you’re not sitting upright on a chair, you’ll probably do well to buy a dedicated meditation cushion. The cushion will support your sitting posture and help you create an appealing mindfulness corner that will encourage you to practice every day. I recommend this meditation cushion and mat bundle.

 

Please talk with your doctor about any complementary health approaches, including supplements, you use. Let me know what you think in the comment section below.

 

Stay healthy,

 

Dr. Nicolle

 

PS. I am always asked what tools and resources I recommend to help you reach YOUR health goals. Here is the ever-growing, always updated list for you.

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