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Many people believe that the two biggest lifestyle factors for health are nutrition and exercise. They’re not wrong but there’s a third that isn’t as glamorized as it should be and that’s sleep. Did you know that insufficient sleep across your lifetime is one of the most significant lifestyle factors determining whether or not you’ll develop Alzheimer ‘s Disease? Sleep offers a reparative function to your body, it’s when your body heals itself and restores its chemical balance. Today I’ll share a few effective tips to help out with your quality of sleep.

  1. Maintain regularity – create a sleep routine of when you go to bed and when you wake up. Even when you have a restless sleep or a late night, try to awaken at the same time as usual. Anchoring your wake time in place is a cue to your body about when you should be awake and when you should be asleep.

  2. Turn off electronics and use red lights (Try: himilayan salt lamps) or candlelight 1 hour before bed. Electronics and standard bulbs emit blue light that suppresses melatonin production and alters your circadian rhythm.

  3. Keep your bedroom cool. Our body temperature naturally cools as bedtime starts to approach. Keeping your bedroom cool will help maintain this.

  4. Take a bath before bed. Like I said, body temperature plays an important role in quality of sleep. Taking a bath before bed is beneficial because once you leave the tub your body temperature plummets telling your brain “Hey, it’s time to go to bed!”

  5. Refrain from eating a heavy meal 2 hours before bed. Sleep is a time for our bodies to focus on repair not digestion. Foods high in sugar can cause you to wake throughout the night and hinder your sleep.

These are just a few tips and tricks to ensure your quality of sleep is consistently ideal. As a Holistic Nutritionist, I will take your whole lifestyle into consideration while investigating the root causes of any ailments you may have. If you are not getting 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night, it may be time to dive deep into your diet and lifestyle to figure out what the causes might be. Call the spa today to book your free consultation!