Get Your Sleep Mojo Back!
Are you struggling with your sleep? Nothing more annoying then laying in bed staring at the clock.
Sleep is important on many levels. There is nothing more important for your health than a good nights sleep. I think we can agree on that. Sleep can either make you or break you!
Here is the thing. Sleep is also a barometer of your health. If you are not sleeping, then you have to ask yourself what is out of balance. Lack of sleep does not mean that you need more Ambien. Nor does it mean that you need Melatonin. Trouble going to sleep, staying to sleep or waking up and feeling like you didn’t sleep at all is your bodies way of telling you that you that something is wrong. Most people do not realize that sleeping issues could stem from impaired digestion and weak adrenals. These are things that can be fixed. So the best way to get your sleep mojo back is to find the true cause of your sleep problem. Once you identify the imbalance you can give your body what it needs and enjoy a full nights sleep without medication.
Here are 4 steps you can take to get you sleep mojo back:
Reduce Your Nervous Tension. Tension on your nervous system will cause you to be more anxious and will disturb your sleep. Tension can be from tight muscles and can end up in your neck, shoulders and low back or hips. Bodywork such as massage or acupuncture are ways that you can release this nervous system tension in your body.
Adrenal Support. Your adrenal glands are small walnut-sized glands that sit on top of your kidneys. These glands control your hormones, immune system, your response to stress and your sleep cycle. There are so many body processes that are controlled by these adrenal glands. When the adrenal glands are exhausted from stress and lack of support, they are not able to keep up with the demands of the human body. Poor sleep is one of the tell-tale signs that the adrenal glands are not functioning well.
Proper Spinal Alignment. The central nervous system is the made up of the brain and spinal cord. This system is encased in bone. The spinal column wraps around the central nervous system and protects it. If the posture is out of alignment then the bones can alter the communication from the brain to the body. This misalignment can affect the nerves that go to various organs of the body and can ultimately affect sleep. Get your spine checked by a chiropractor and keep your spine in proper alignment.
Diet Modifications. Did you know that serotonin that is released by your brain to put you into a sleep cycle is initially produced by the gut? Yes. This means if your gut is not healthy, then your ability to make hormones and chemicals to sleep can be affected. This is why it is important to adjust your diet to ensure that your gut is healthy and can support natural sleeping.
Check out this testimony of a patient that had insomnia and how she recovered!