Getting a Good Night’s Sleep w/o Rx Drugs
Sleep deprivation significantly affects our daily routine, and can signafically impair performance, health, even safety.
Fatigue/Energy expert Jacob Teitelbaum, MS, says getting less sleep is associated with an array of serious health risks, including pain, fatigue, weight gain, and fibromyalgia.
His research bears this out.
Dr. Teitelbaum’s is not the only study published on this unhealthy situation.
A new study published in Sleep Health, the Journal of the National Sleep Foundation, shows that getting just 5 hours of sleep can even affect the way you eat, with study participants consuming more sugary caffeinated drinks to stay awake. That means extra pounds.
Dr. Teitelbaum wrote a book on his important research, Beat Sugar Addiction Now! which lays bare America’s love affair with sugar and the dangers associated with it.
So if you find yourself losing out out on a good night’s sleep, below is a list of helpful tips, courtesy of Dr. Teitelbaum’s hard work, you can use now before your restless nights become unhealthy habits.
Dr. Teitelbaum says there’s good news: There are health benefits to pleasure, so have dessert, but in small quantities: 85% of the pleasure you get from sugary sweets is experienced in the first few bites. Keep in mind it takes 15 mins for the brain to experience satiation response, so wait 20 mins before going back for seconds.
Chocolate is a health food, but it is loaded with fat and sugar, so go for quality, not quantity. Enjoy a small amount of premium dark chocolate and savor the sensation.
Stay away from sugary, caffeinated drinks that give a temporary boost but end in a crash, and often in insomnia. Let’s face it: You’d much rather have a high-end chocolate anyway, yes?
Do notsquander your pleasure on a sugary drink. They may provide a jolt of temporary energy but they then take away twice as much by dropping your blood sugar.
You often can’t get enough energy-making vitamins and minerals from the standard American fare, especially B vitamins and magnesium, so supplement accordingly. Most people are amazed at how much more energy they feel after taking a high potency B vitamin with magnesium.
A quick fix for getting energized is to drink 12 oz. of cold water. Most of us don’t drink enough water and actually function in a state of being dehydrated.
So instead of reaching for a soda, try H2O. I drink Spring water and HHHO from Penta 5 USA, these are Tier 1 products.
Make time for sleep by entering it in your appointment scheduler. Schedule sleep as a priority and you are likely to take it more seriously.
Cut out things you do not enjoy and make you feel good.
To that end, consider cutting back on the 24-hour news cycle that rehashes bad news. It is super boring and depressing.
Try natural sleep supplements (melatonin) before you go for sleeping pills or antihistamines that knock you out and often leave you feeling groggy the next morning.
Avoid “Energy Vampires” who leave you feeling drained after speaking with them.
“The good news is it is easy to get the destructive monkey off your back and start getting better daytime energy and a night’s deep, revitalizing sleep without medications,” Dr. Teitelbaum says.
Healthy daytime energy depends on the quality and depth of your previous night’s sleep.
Eat healthy, Sleep well, Be healthy, Live lively
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