Sleep Woes!

Happy Wednesday! I hope this blog finds you well. I have seen and heard so many people talking about sleep issues. I thought that would be a great topic for a blog. So many are so

quick to reach for a pill, let us talk about some natural things to try first.

Where to begin?! Ha! Let's talk about your room first. Is it a safe haven? Do you have electronics in your room? My first suggestion is taking them out! The EMF's are no joke and can interrupt sleep. If you have your phone in your room at night, here are a few tips. Get a radiation protector for your phone. I got mine from Safe Sleeve. I also got a screen protector for the blue light. When I am getting ready for sleep, I put my phone on air plane mode. I also have put Shungite stones next to my phone. Shungite can help absorb the radiation that emits from our phones. You can also get Orgonite or Black Tourmaline. Make sure all artificial light is off, even if you need black out curtains. What about your bedding? Choose organic and natural bedding. What do you use for your laundry? Is it loaded with chemicals? Your skin is the largest organ, so what you use in the laundry for your bedding can affect your sleep. I have some snake plants in my room. Snake plants help clean the air. I have a humidifier and an essential oils diffuser in my room. Some essential oils that are great for sleep are lavender, bergamot, vetiver, frankincense and clary sage, yes, there are many more great for sleep, I am keeping it simple. I have healing salve that I make, (available in my website store or my Etsy store) if I am having troubles sleeping, I will put on my feet (all those pressure points!) after an Epsom salt bath. I have a salt lamp in our room as well. I turn it on when I get up and turn it off when we go to bed. So these are my tips for the bedroom.

Let's talk supplements and diet. Do you take magnesium? What kind? Quality matters. How much do you take? I like the OptiMag 125 by XYMOGEN. I take 4-5 of them a day. I also take Epsom salt baths- like a 3lb bag in my bath, 3-4 times a week. Omega 3 are important to take. I get one from XYMOGEN. Vitamin D- supplement and go outside for at least 30 minutes a day- preferably while you are doing some "earthing/grounding". Side note- you can look into earthing sheets! The foods we eat or are not eating matter as well. Healthy fats such as coconut oil and avocado are important building blocks to make sleep hormones. High antioxidant foods are also important for hormone production and the removal of toxins that can mess with our sleep. We take a Glutathione Spray from Mimi's Miracle. There are things to avoid such as refined sugars and carbohydrates (Basically "fake" foods). Be mindful of your caffeine and alcohol intake, as those can affect sleep. Make sure you are hydrated, dehydration can mess with your sleep cycle. Try dry brushing, I made a blog about dry brushing and the benefits recently. I do like CBD. I get my drops from Social CBD. I have a great link for them.

What about herbs for sleep woes? Chamomile is great. It can help reduce stress and anxiety. It can also interact with GABA receptors in the brain to boost relaxation. Lemon Balm tea can also target the GABA receptors in the brain. Peppermint tea can help induce relaxation. Lavender tea. Valerian root works similar to Melatonin to alter hormone production and aid to a better night's sleep. Funny, these herbs and quite a few more herbs are in the anxiety tea I make (available on my website store or my Etsy store). It is really good stuff!

I hope some of these tips are helpful. Much love and light your way!


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