Sleepy times tips
This time of year I get bombarded with questions from my clients about sleep. I think we are getting slammed with stuff year round but during the holidays it seems to be on steroids. There is nothing more frustrating then not being able to get a good night sleep. Do you struggle with sleep? Sometimes no matter how much we dream of a good night’s sleep, our bodies have other plans. Let me share some of my favorite tips and see if they help.
I’m sure you are well aware of what NOT to drink to disrupt your sleep… like a big, hot, delicious cup of coffee or a mega glass of wine or beer. ( For most of the population alcohol disrupts their sleep but there are a small percentage of people where a glass of wine helps them fall asleep. Know which one you are but make sure you do not use that as an excuse to tie one on 🙂
But do you know what you SHOULD drink to help you catch some Zzz’s?
Here are some of my favorite drinks that are helpful for drifting off to sleep:
– Sleepytime Tea. There are many different brands to choose from that you can find at any grocery store, so pick one up and give it a try.
– Golden milk. It’s also great for your health overall, too! Golden milk is so versatile and can be easily made vegan by using plant-based choices, which I prefer to do myself.
– Tart Cherry Juice. Naturally a source of melatonin which helps promote healthy sleep. I actually make tart cherry ice cream. Literally just take frozen tart cherries then blend them up with 1/2 frozen banana. Dessert and help with falling asleep. SCORE!
– Magnesium. Helps to promote great sleep, and is also helpful for digestion. I like the sprays vs the pills because those pills are hard to digest for many. The only thing you have to be aware of is you might experience some tingling when you use the spray the first few times. It is normal I promise. I also like to drink CALM which is loaded with magnesium.
And of course one of my very favorite things to do is meditation and breathing techniques. For me my body responds to a calming meditation right before dinner and then some deep breathing exercises when I hit the pillow. If I am feeling tense then I might do a body scan meditation in bed but normally I like to meditate before bedtime.
So tell me, what do you do to get a great night’s sleep?! I would love to hear from you. Hit reply or post below and let me know.