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Sleep Like a Baby

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   07/15/16

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Did you know one of the best ways you can overcome sleep issues is by changing your evening habits?

Aged woman Sleeping Peacefully

Sleep Like a Baby

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   07/15/16

Sleep  Stress  Supplements  

Did you know one of the best ways you can overcome sleep issues is by changing your evening habits?

To follow-up with a post on a new kind of detox, I thought I'd mention a few more ways to get back into sleep if you have insomnia issues. When I've been in a cycle of illness or stress, there are times I struggle with sleep. I get overstimulated, or my sleep cycles get off, or I think too much about whatever is stressing me out, and I have trouble falling or staying asleep. When this occurs, I've learned that there are many remedies that work great for getting back into the sleep routine.

First, I take the time to be sure that I'm organized for the next day. Nothing stresses me out like knowing I'm unprepared for the next day. I make sure the kids have all they need and anticipate my day, getting as prepared as I can for the next day (right down to laying out clothes, backpacks, and breakfast fixings.)

Second, I make sure I'm getting to bed early enough. I like to read a good fiction or other relaxing book or magazine at least 1 hour before bed (no TV or computer as the light and noise is stimulating). I have a small snack or smoothie to make sure I'm not hungry and maybe turn on some restful music. I dim the lights to only a reading lamp./p>

Third, while reading or listening to music, I get a melatonin lozenge and suck on it (it tastes like a peppermint candy). Not only is melatonin (NuMedica Melatonin) a great antioxidant, it also is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced by the pineal gland. This hormone peaks at night, and studies show that it is associated with the regulation of the sleep/wake cycle. It is a great natural way to combat insomnia. Magnesium (NuMedica Magnesium Citrate Extra Strength) is another great supplement for better sleep!

So get your week started off right- be rested!

Libby Wright, author of Your Healthy Life Concierge blog

Libby Wright, mother of four who homeschools, is an original founder of 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 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.

Learn more about Libby Wright.

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