New Kind of Detox
The noise of the world around us can create a toxic environment, especially as we try to drift off to sleep.
Last week, I experienced yet another kind of detox, the loss of electricity! We were in the middle of an ice storm, and the ice was coming down in sheets. As it hit my window it sounded like glass breaking. I have to admit, it was a bit scary.
Just as I had gotten used to that noise and fallen to sleep, a new noise startled me even more- the sound of silence! Anyone who has experienced a power outage knows what I mean. No humming of the fridge, no fan of your laptop, no furnace kicking on. And the darkness was real and deep- There were no night lights, no blinking on the DVD player just darkness. The streetlights were even out!
When we discuss pollutants and how they affect us, we think of toxic chemicals, or waterways that have been dumped into. But how much noise and light pollution do we encounter every day? When is the last time you were in true darkness when you slept? When was the last time you were able to sit in silence with only the sounds of nature?
Many of us have trouble sleeping at night, and after our power outage, it made me wonder, do we struggle because we don't get that true quiet, dark cue to the brain that tells us that it's night-time and we need to sleep? My husband and I have talked about this often, and agree we both sleep better after using these principles:
- Take a week of evenings and don't look at the TV or computer (the unnatural light can stimulate your brain into thinking it's wake time).
- Take out the night lights, and block out as much light as possible from outside.
- Remove technology from your bedroom that makes noise while you sleep like fans, DVRs, computers, white noise makers, etc...
- Use melatonin (a natural supplement like NuMedica Melatonin Lemon Liquid) as needed to get your brain into sleep mode.
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Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of SupplementRelief.com in 2010. She suffered through challenging diseases including Interstitial Cystitis, Graves and Lyme. After years of little progress with traditional medicine, she pursued integrative medicine, applied what she learned, and got healthier. She became passionate about wanting others to experience the same "relief" she had come to know, and SupplementRelief.com was born. She is now managing her illness with a lot of prayer, a lot of nutrition/supplements, and a little prescription medicine. She has been able to resume her normal life and, while there is no cure for her particular conditions, she is able to cope, enjoy every day, and encourage others.
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