Tools for Optimal Sleep ...zzz
The #1 practice that allowed me to find my balance again post partum was SLEEP.
Understanding the importance of sleep is crucial to understanding the axis balance in our physical mental and emotional beings.
Sleep can affect hormones, mindset, mood balance and blood sugar. It can control how we look , feel and act and NEEDS to be prioritized in our lives for optimal health
My sleep regime, has changed over the years, this is the one that works best for me:
1. Magnesium - the number one most relaxing mineral on the planet. This mineral does over 400 enzymatic processes in the body, its def. one that needs to be taken in supplement form, as our foods today just do not hold the adequate amount for our bodies needs. I use Natural Calm Magnesium Citrate- and make this as a tea before bed. I chose this method- versus a pill or capsule, because it causes me to take " time " to boil the water and drink- slowing down for the evening.
2. Essential oils - these magical earth gifts work on many different levels in our system . Cellular level is what we are working with here, and blends like Balance, Serenity (restful Blend) and Frankincense , all work with our CNS nervous system and cortisol production to balance this out.
It enhances relaxation and calmness throughout our bodies, to allow us to calm right down from a busy day, physically and mentally and prepare for a good nights rest.
3. Mind Fuel- Reading is and has always been peoples number one trick to falling asleep . Heres where i would add in a tidbit about the TYPE of book your reading. What we allow into our mental space before bed can actually affect our quality of sleep. I always make sure to have an uplifting, self actualization based book to hush up the day filled with mental chatter.
Incorporate these into your bedtime routine and sleep tight !