Have you heard of the expression “Sleep Like A Baby?” How is the quality of your sleep? Are you sleeping in excess of 8 hours daily and still struggling to wake up or wake up exhausted? Our body repairs itself whilst we are asleep which is why it is important to improve the quality of your sleep to minimise longer term term decline in our overall health.
Poor quality of sleep or lack of quality sleep can take a serious toll on our daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance and even your weight. Sleep is vital and not having sufficient quality sleep can completely undermine your health, even if you are eating well and exercising regularly. We also age more quickly if we do not have sufficient sleep. Conversely, getting sufficient sleep has far-reaching benefits, including improved immunity and energy, enhanced athletic performance and decreased levels of inflammation. Most people sacrifice sleep to have more time to work on certain goals or enjoy their hobby or addiction such as watching TV for hours or playing addictive computer games or texting or scrolling on various social media till wee hours of the morning or even during the day. Whilst these unhealthy lifestyle habits are acceptable occasionally, it is not recommended in the longer term as it will affect the quality of our sleep.
Adults normally require seven to eight hours of deep sleep. Research has found that many suffer from insomnia, which means you are regularly having problems sleeping. You may have sought help from medical doctors, chiropractors, ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine and even acupuncture. The solutions you have been searching for can often be found in your daily routine.
When you have an Iridology consultation, we can pinpoint the problem areas that are affecting your sleep. This may include consuming excessive junk, sugary and highly processed foods. These foods that are laden with sugar and chemicals sends toxins into our bodies, which our bodies will naturally try to expel. As a result, it may cause us headaches, migraines or inability to relax or focus. This will eventually affect our sleep as well.
One of the most simple things you can do to achieve better sleep is to get your liver and your pancreas working. We can spot these weaknesses via an Iridology examination.
What we found excellent in the evening before you go to bed, is to get a lime. In the UK, you can now buy four to five limes for £1. The lime should be fresh and shiny. Put the lime on a flat surface such as a wooden board and use the palm of your hand to roll the lime until it becomes soft. You then cut the lime into half with a sharp knife. Squeeze the lime juice into a mug of hot water. You may add a teaspoon of raw honey. You then sip this about half an hour to an hour before bedtime. This will help keep your body hydrated as well as relaxed so that you are ready for a deeper and improved quality of sleep. When you achieve at least seven hours of good sleep using limes, or a combination of limes and other ingredients such as raw honey, this combination will calm your body down, get your brain working and you will sleep so much better.
Having an Iridology consultation can also help detect if you are someone who is constantly thinking of their next move or goal to achieve and having trouble relaxing and switching off when it comes to bedtime. It may be caused by anxiety or stress about someone or something.
One of the best things for deep sleep is about an hour before asleep, have a shower. Then get into a bath and put about half a kilo of Epsom salts in the bath, and then soak yourself up to your neck for about half an hour. Very, very relaxing, and very conducive to good sleep. When you finish it, flush it out, do not have a shower. Just dry off with a clean towel and get into bed and just relax. You will find you will have a very good night of sleep.
An Iridology examination can also detect if your body is adequately hydrated. Our bodies are approximately 60% water, so we need to replenish the water after going to the toilet. Having a bottle of water always close to you, especially by your bedside is useful and will save you getting up to search for water during the night.
An Iridology examination will also be able to detect if you are suffering from insomnia or chronic inability to sleep.
Drinking Camomile tea before bedtime is another way to get a good night of sleep or even during the day, should you be working a night shift. Camomile has properties that may aid sleep and digestion. It contains apigenin, an antioxidant that binds to certain receptors in your brain that may promote sleepiness.
Magnesium also helps calm our bodies and we personally use and recommend a supplement called Magnecal D from Usana Health Sciences, which contains a mixture of Magnesium, Calcium and Vitamin D because these three ingredients work best together.
Surveys show that most people are generally consuming more calcium now than in recent decades. However, overall calcium consumption is still falling a bit short of optimal dietary amounts. Majority of people fall significantly far below adequate intakes of magnesium or Vitamin D.
Consuming more calcium than magnesium creates an imbalance that could negatively impact your long-term health. Vitamin D is another nutrient that continues to show benefits up to as much as 125 mcg per day. Studies have repeatedly been shown that calcium is most beneficial when taken with vitamin D and magnesium.
Fortunately, supplementing these abovementioned key nutrients is easy and, it is one of the best ways to reach more ideal levels that most of us fall short of. You may use the link below to apply for your own Usana membership so that you can benefit from Potency Guaranteed supplements at the lowest membership prices.
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