Sleep Better

Improving your sleep is one of the of the best things you can do to improve your health and well being.  Besides, making you feel  l @#!  poor sleep impacts your mood, memory, concentration, and experience of pain and anxiety. It amplifies it!   It also when ongoing, impacts your overall health and well being.

Poor Sleep and Insomnia can cause or worsen: Click  to see

 

Poor sleep quality can cause or worsen:

  • Brain fog or cognitive dysfunction (R, R2
  • ADHD (R
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Irritable Bowel Diseases (IBD) (R
  • Autoimmune diseases (R
  • Weight gain (R), and difficult weight loss (R
  • Insulin resistance (R
  • Allergies (R
  • Eczema (R, R2, R3
  • Asthma (R
  • Frequent infections (R, R2
  • Poor wound healing (R
  • Metabolic syndrome and diabetes (R, R2)
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (R)
  • High blood pressure (R
  • Heart disease (R, R2
  • Weight loss in thin people (because poor circadian rhythm reduces insulin) (R, R2
  • Loss of muscle mass (R
  • Thyroid problems (R
  • Anxiety and depression (R
  • PTSD (can cause insomnia, but those who don’t sleep well are also more predisposed to PTSD) (R
  • Acne (R
  • Stomach ulcer (R, R2
  • Intestinal permeability (leaky gut) (R
  • Other digestive problems (R
  • Infertility and pregnancy loss (R)

How Many Hours Sleep Do you Need: Click  to see
How much Sleep

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Improving sleep for some, will be quite straight forward and easy.  Others however, will experiencing difficulties.  Some times medications or supplements can help, but these should only be viewed in most cases as a temporary solution. Beside there effectiveness wearing off over time, they in some people can lead to worse sleep problems over time.  (sometimes quickly - if you have medicine and supplement sensitivities)

Here are some alternative strategies you can try:- 

Use your senses to create a bedroom that will help you get a good nights sleep

(see these guides from the sleep foundation.

Create an Allergen and Environmentally Friendlier Bedroom

If you have environmental allergies or environmental sensitivities, it will be difficult for you to get a  good nights sleep until you do this. 

From the room by room home allergen management guides at http://acaai.org/resources/tools/home-allergy-management

 

Don't Forget to Practice good Sleep Habits

http://www.sleephealthfoundation.org.au/pdfs/Good-Sleep-Habits.pdf

 

And Get to the bottom of other Causes - if you still cannot Sleep

 

And when wired but tired, and unable to sleep replace worry with Mindfulness

Taking regular mindfulness breaks through out the day can help you sleep better at night.  When you cannot sleep it is better to practice mindfulness than to worry and stress.  Mindfulness will provide you with some of the benefits of sleep.

Sometimes medications or supplements can help you sleep better, but these should be taken cautiously and wisely.

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