October 18, 2016 6 min read
Sleep: you either love it, or you hate it. Or, maybe you don’t hate it, but you almost dread going to bed because you know you’re not going to have a good sleep. You’ll be up all night, tossing and turning, not able to fall or stay asleep throughout the night. Or maybe you can fall asleep okay, but you wake up exhausted anyway, which tells you that your quality of sleep wasn’t all that great.
Sleep is vital to health. In fact, it’s probably one of the biggest contributors to our overall wellbeing. Our mood, cravings, appetite, weight gain or loss, decision making, stress-ability, and, of course, energy levels are all dramatically impacted by sleep: how much you get, and how restorative it is.
There are many reasons why someone might not be able to fall or stay asleep, or might otherwise have trouble sleeping. Things like stimulants (caffeine, soft drinks, black tea, etc.), alcohol, hormonal imbalances, depression, stress, tension, indigestion, blood sugar swings, and adrenal fatigue can all be underlying factors in why you might not be getting the sleep you need. These might seem like insurmountable issues, but if you break them down and tackle them one step at a time, you will see a huge difference in little time. Plus, most of these issues can be addressed by looking at the same causative factors. So, let’s dive into 10 ways to get a good night’s sleep!
Katie has worked in the natural health & wellness industry for over 10 years and is currently studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. She is passionate about eating #feelgood food and recognized that this might look different for each and every person. She truly believes that in a healthy lifestyle, you can have your cake and eat your kale, too! Follow her on Instagram @katielmitts
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