The main causes of sleep disorders are the lack of physical effort coupled with increased mental tension. Go to bed early and sleep longer, so you will be more productive in the morning and less easily distracted; your body, mind and soul will be fitter, and you will be able to peak before noon. You will have time to exercise in the morning and for a full breakfast. Regular getting up early will adjust your inner clock and help you get out of bed more easily. Moreover: if you sleep longer, you will burn more fat!
Your Health Coach recommends three tips for sleeping better:
- Do not drink too much alcohol or coffee before sleeping, and do not eat heavy meals or greasy food in the evening, as this prevents a restful sleep.
- Shower before going to bed. Do not take a cold shower however, even if it appears to be appropriate when temperatures are high. Showering lukewarm will make you sweat significantly less. Do not towel yourself completely dry; the residual moisture will evaporate and make you colder, enabling you to fall asleep better.
- For a good sleep, eat a handful of walnuts, cashews, or soybeans. These contain melatonin or tryptophan. Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland in the brain from serotonin, a neurotransmitter that sends messages between nerve cells. Melatonin regulates your circadian rhythm and affects your sleep-wake cycle. It has strong antioxidant properties, and it can protect your cells and tissues from free radicals. Walnuts may be your night-time ticket to sound slumber!
Do you want to know how you can integrate our tip in your lifestyle? Please visit the Your Health Coach Portal