Ten Tips for Sleeping that You Can Implement Today
Take a quality magnesium. This is probably the most important as your body needs magnesium for 80% of its functions, and sleep is a big issue for many of us. We recommend a quality magnesium bisglycinate as it is the one best suited to a good night’s sleep. PrizMAG - Europe's only pure magnesium bisglycinate - is a great choice. The combination of magnesium and glycine creates a dynamic powerhouse combination that can help you to not just fall asleep more readily, but to stay asleep throughout the night and feel more rested in the morning. One caveat: magnesium can also give you energy, so be sure to take it a few hours before bed or right before you intend to fall asleep (as opposed to 30-60 minutes before). Experiment around and see what works best for you.
Take a bath. Bathing relaxes the body and helps to drop your core temperate (so does the glycine found in magnesium bisglycinate). Add some relaxing magnesium flakes or epsom salt for an even bigger bedtime boost.
Turn off your TV. Being on your phone or television tricks your body into thinking it’s daytime. The light impairs the secretion of the hormone melatonin, which is really important for quality sleep.
Supplement support. Besides at least 300mg of magnesium bisglycinate before bed, try unwinding with a melatonin to get sleepy or some Tulsi - also known as Holy Basil - to relax your body.
Journal. If your mind races before bed, consider writing all your thoughts down on paper and tell yourself you will revisit it in the morning when it’s time to deal with the day.
Turn off your technology. When you turn in for the night, make sure your router is off and your phone is in flight mode. These devices emit signals that can make it hard for your body to unwind and and your brain to shut down.
Take some deep breaths. Meditation is best, but even if you just lay down and breathe deeply and purposefully at least ten times you can help lower stress in the body and signal your brain to relax.
Take a page out of ancient China. The Chinese were on to something when it comes to acupuncture and acupressure. Check out this video for some acupressure points to hold to calm your body’s fight or flight system. Trust us when we say if you stick with it for a few days, it will definitely help you sleep.
Check out the Chinese Meridian Clock. In the same vein, Ancient Chinese Medicine believes that different organs work hard at different times of the day. If you are always waking up at the same time, consult this wheel to see what organ is in power. It may be that you need a lung cleanse or a liver detox to help your body stay asleep.
Stop snacking. Don’t eat within 2 hours of going to bed to signal your body that it’s time to shut down for the night. This also ensures that your food has moved to your small intestine so that your body can concentrate on sleeping and not digesting.