A Good Night’s Sleep
We’ve all been there, tossing and turning in bed trying to get a decent night’s sleep. Your mind is in overdrive mulling over something that happened to you and you just can’t shut it off. It could be an argument with your other half, work related stress, financial worry or just something silly that you just can’t quite shake.
Whatever it is, it is stopping you drifting off into a deep relaxing night’s sleep.
A stressed mind can have a negative effect on so many of our bodily functions with sleep and our circadian rhythm in particular affected by it. Circadian rhythms are commonly known as body clocks. They are 24-hour cycles that triggers important bodily processes like: eating habits, temperature control and hormones. They are the reason you are sleepy at night-time and hungry at dinner.
Unfortunately sometimes our circadian rhythm can be misaligned. Working night shifts, late-night-net-surfing, or other events can cause circadian misalignment, resulting in a disrupted sleep state.
A restful night’s sleep contributes to your emotional well-being. It does this by helping you to stay more mentally sharp and engaged during your daily activities. It also allows your body an opportunity to heal, repair and rest. A good alert brain pays more attention and processes information better.
So what steps can you take to ensure you get a good night’s sleep?
8 Steps To A Good Night’s Sleep
- Pull the curtains and make sure your room is as dark as possible as this
helps the release of melatonin the hormone that helps you sleep.
- No coffee or stimulants for 3 hours before bed.
- Avoid looking at device screens (phones, tablets, laptops, computers,
TV’s) for at least one hour before you go to bed. These emit a blue light
that can interfere with the melatonin balance in the brain.
- Learn to meditate. An ideal way to switch off or relax before bed.
- Go for a 20-minute walk before bed.
- Take a hot bath before bed.
- Listen to soothing music in bed.
- Eat a nutrient rich diet. (Natural Foods: fresh fruit and vegetables, lean
meats, fish, free range poultry and eggs, whole grains, nuts, seeds,
legumes, beans, peas etc).
Nutritional Support for Your Nervous System
To help your nervous system be at your normal best before bed, there is a nutrient that is worth checking out.
Your mental performance can be badly affected by this lack of sleep. That’s why it’s so important to support it at this time. This is where Pantac (a form of vitamin B5) can prove very useful as it contributes to your normal mental performance.
Have you ever heard someone saying “I am too tired to sleep?”
Pantac also helps contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue which may be very useful here.
It comes in an easy-to-use capsule form making it a very convenient support for you.
Try it and see what it can do for you.
In the meantime, try some of the steps I have mentioned as they can really