How to get better sleep?
Part 3 of the sleep series by our gorgeous friends at @byronbaychiro
There’s definitely things we can do, throughout the day and pre-bed to make sure we are getting restful sleep. ☕️ Caffeine can stay elevated in the blood for 6-8 hours, try reducing caffeine intake in the early afternoon. ☀️ Wake and sleep at consistent times. As the sleep/wake cycle is determined by the ‘circadian rhythm’ which acts as a loop- making sure that your sleep schedule is regular helps with sleep hormone production. 🥘
Along with this cycle is eating, making meal times regular helps the circadian rhythm. 🍶
There are some supplements that can help with sleep, make sure you are consulting with a Nutritionist or health care professional who can guide you. ♥️ Magnesium in particular is involved in 600+ processes in the body. It can help with brain, heart, and skeletal muscles and relaxation for sleep. Reference below. 🛁
A warm, relaxing shower or bath can help. As the body cools down (on exiting the bath/shower) this is the same physiology of cooling that the body stimulates to go to sleep- it can trick your brain into relaxing and preparing for bed. If you don’t have a bath, a foot soak can elicit the same response. 🏃
Exercise is one of the most research supported ways of improving sleep. Just not too late in the day.
References in comments. 😴
Next post: setting up your bedroom for a good night’s sleep 🌸