Did you know that over 30% of our lives will be spent sleeping? It’s the #1 way the body repairs itself and recovers from stress. It’s how we rejuvenate. It’s how our metabolism and our blood pressure regulate, and sleep is even how our minds process and store memories.
Considering all the VITAL things that sleep does, If you’re not getting enough sleep...it’s a BIG problem. Here are 3 natural sleep remedies to help you get more ZZZZZZZZs.
Melatonin is a hormone your body naturally produces to regulate the sleep/wake cycle. But if you’re up late with your eyes on TV screens, phones or tablets, the blue light from these devices can trick your body into thinking it’s the middle of the day. This can lessen the amount of melatonin naturally produced by the body. Good thing there’s a handy way to supplement with Santo Remedio’s Sleep Support, which contains melatonin. Simply take some 10-15 minutes before bedtime to help your body feel sleepy, naturally.
Pent up stress, thoughts, and worries from the day can have us tossing and turning in our beds, unable to sleep. This is called sleep latency - the amount of time it takes once you get into bed to fall asleep. If it takes you more than 30 minutes, you might actually qualify as an insomniac!
It’s time to adapt for better sleep. Good thing Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb with thousands of years of use as a way to release stress. It’s a great way to reduce sleep latency and fall asleep faster. Try some before bedtime on its own, or together with Melatonin.
Set a Sleep Routine
Remember those blue light screens that were tricking your body into thinking it’s the middle of the day? If you set a sleep routine that you follow every day, it will help you avoid screens and fall asleep naturally. What are the top three things that relax you and help you fall asleep? Write them down because we’re about to make your personalized sleep routine. Here’s how you do it.
Turn off all screens at least an hour before bedtime. Put your phones away and on silent if possible.
Take whatever natural supplements, like Melatonin and Ashwagandha, you’ve chosen to help you sleep
Do the top 1-3 things that you’ve decided relax you and help you sleep.
Repeat this routine for 4 weeks and watch the sweet dreams pile up!
Here’s to sleepier nights and longer sleep.
Let’s get healthier, together
Your friends at Santo Remedio.
P.S. Here’s Dr. Juan talking about why your body so desperately needs consistent good sleep:
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