Are you a healthy person?
You may be very healthy looking. You might workout like a rock star, eat healthy all the time, never drink soft drinks or consume sugar, and watch the amount of toxins you have in your house. But, if you are not getting enough restful sleep at night then you are truly not healthy. A few hours a night is not helping you be healthy. You may think you are getting by just fine but you really are barely getting by.
Some of us can fall asleep just fine but then wake numerous times per night. Some of us lay awake for hours wondering when we will ever fall asleep. Did you know that 50-70 million American adults have a sleep wakefulness disorder according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There is a major connection between gut health and sleep.
In Shawn Stevenson’s book Sleep Smarter, he says that improving your gut health is the key. He is not only a writer but also a nutritionist and has “Model Health Show” podcast.
Your brain produces melatonin which is a regulator for your sleep wake cycle. Did you know that it is also in your digestive tract?
Microbiome the bacteria in your gut is responsible for your sleep related hormones.
It can take time to better your gut health and for it to positively affect your sleep.
Things To Do
Magnesium is one of the top things to help regulate the 300 biochemical processes in the human body. Studies have shown that getting enough Magnesium can improve sleep.
Dark leafy greens, seeds, and nuts are great sources for magnesium. There are also topical applications as well.
If you are looking for a supplement to increase your magnesium then I highly suggest Plexus Slim products. http://www.stacycurtis.myplexusproducts.com
Things To Avoid
There are many things that can damage your microbiome. The use of antibiotics to often can be damaging. You should avoid processed foods, additives to food, and agricultural chemicals.
Probiotics for Sleep
We have all heard of probiotics. Most doctors suggest that everyone is on a probiotic. They help to regulate good and bad bacteria in your gut.
There are foods that are rich in live bacteria as well. Kimchi, yogurt,and miso are just a few.
There are also prebiotic rich foods that help nourish the healthy bacteria that live in your gut.
Plexus Slim has a great probiotic called probio5. You can purchase probio5 here.
Drink plenty of water.
Take your probiotic daily.
Turn off all devices 1 hour before bedtime and read, talk, or enjoy time with your spouse. ;).
Have it dark in your room.
So try these things and see if you start getting more restful sleep.
Health starts on the inside. 🙂