Deep, Restorative Sleep!

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Yummy Doctor - Deep Restorative Sleep

Deep, Restorative Sleep!

Sleep is a vital component of our overall health and well-being, and it is often overlooked in our fast-paced modern lives. From a whole medicine perspective, sleep is seen as an integral part of the healing process, as it allows the body and mind to rest, repair, and rejuvenate.

Adequate sleep is essential for physical, mental, and emotional health. When we sleep, our bodies repair damaged tissues and cells, consolidate memories, and release hormones that regulate growth and development. Lack of sleep can lead to a range of physical and mental health problems, including weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and depression.

Sleep is not just a passive process, but an active one that involves the coordination of various systems in the body. When we sleep, our bodies enter into a state of relaxation, allowing the muscles to release tension (where trauma and stress are held) and the mind to rest. This is essential for proper functioning and can help to reduce stress and improve mood.

There are several factors that can impact our sleep, including what we eat and drink, exercise, stress, and environmental factors such as noise, EMFs, and light. It is important to establish a regular sleep schedule, create a relaxing bedtime routine, and avoid stimulating activities before bed, to improve sleep quality.

If you need sleep aids to help you get the sleep you need, there are thousands of natural remedies such as herbs, essential oils, and homeopathy to help promote relaxation and improve sleep. These remedies can be used alone or in combination with other therapies to help address specific sleep problems.

It is important to note that everyone’s sleep needs are different, and it is essential to listen to your body and pay attention to your own sleep patterns and needs. Getting enough sleep can have a profound impact on your overall health and well-being, so it is worth taking the time to prioritize it in your life.

I, for one, love the CBD Gummies that I take before bed. They help me to relax and get into a sleep state faster.

I always use magnesium before bed, as well, either oral or topical or both.

A botanical tea about an hour before bedtime is also a way to help you relax and prepare for restorative sleep. I designed this synergistic blend containing chamomile, spearmint, lemon balm, lemongrass, oat straw, valerian, fennel seed, St. Johnswort, lemon verbena, linden, CBD leaf, calendula, rose petals, and hops flower.

Valerian root is very supportive of the nervous system but should not be used in people who have liver disease because in these individuals it is stimulating rather than relaxing. It is not dominant in the blend above for this reason.

Practice deep breathing and/or meditation before bed and unplug any lamps or anything close to the field of your head. Dirty electricity near your energy field can disrupt sleep.

Stay away from synthetic bedding like polyester. Use pure, organic cotton or organic linen for your bed. I prefer ethically sourced down-filled pillows and use 2 cotton or linen pillowcases so I don’t have to wash my pillows as often.

Polyester has been known to affect sperm counts and cause other endocrine disruptions(1). Polyester is usually contaminated with antimony because of its use as a catalyst in the production of polyethylene terephthalate and as a flame-retardant synergist in a variety of new and recycled polymers(2). The heat from the body can lead to the antimony being liberated and absorbed by the skin. Don’t fall for the greenwashing campaigns out there trying to convince you that wearing recycled plastic bottles is a good idea, it’s not!

If there are synthetic lights coming into your windows, invest in some blackout blinds, as melatonin is best produced in a dark room. If you live out in nature, as I do, a curtain or blind that allows some morning light into the room is a gentle way to wake up. Do I have to mention keeping your cell phone far away from the bedroom? Turn off your WIFI router if you can, too.

We sweat a lot during sleep so make sure when you first wake, drink a full glass of pure water to rehydrate, ideally fresh spring water, and vortex your water to help structure it.

Try to get to bed before 10 pm if you wish to establish a healthy circadian rhythm in your life.

It is my hope that some of these tips can support you to achieve a wonderful, deep, restorative sleep routine that will serve you well!

Much love, Amandha



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Amandha D Vollmer
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Holistic Health Practitioner,
Degree of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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Posted on December 29, 2022 by Yummy.Doctor