Routine – Having a consistent daily wake up and bedtime lets your body predict when you
should be awake and when you should sleep. It helps regulate hormone levels including
melatonin and cortisol, so you can fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake refreshed daily!
Set The Mood – It is important to minimize distractions when you go to sleep. Lights,
loud noises, and even strong scents can interfere with your sleep. A dark, quiet, scent-free
room is the ideal sleep environment! A touch of lavender scent might be the
exception to this rule.
Screen Time – No screen time for at least 45 minutes before bed! The blue light
interferes with your natural melatonin secretion, keeping you from feeling tired in the
evening and interfering with your ability to stay asleep.
Wind-Down – Letting go of the day’s stressors and taking some time to relax before bed
are important for restful sleep. Whether you prefer a few minutes of deep breathing, a
hot bubble bath, or a calming tea, turning off the chatter and unwinding are essential!
Herbs and Supplements – There are several teas and supplements that can help with
sleep. A gentle approach includes Magnesium before bed, which doesn’t have the
groggy effect some people experience with melatonin. Calming herbs include
Chamomile, Lavender, Passionflower, and Hops! These make a great evening tea!
Always talk to your Naturopathic Doctor before taking a new supplement or herb for a
dosage, safety, and interaction check!
If you’ve given these sleep tricks a try and are still not getting restful sleep, we can help!
Let’s work together to find the root cause and solution to your sleep troubles!
GIVEAWAY – As part of our 12 Days of Christmas, Dr. Meghan is giving away a bottle of
Magnesium and a Nighty Night tea! Tag a friend to be entered to win!
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