Trouble Sleeping?

 

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The most common sleep disorder is sleeplessness, which is when you’re unable to fall asleep or remain asleep, and it’s usually the main reason people look for sleep support supplements.

Unfortunately, this sleep disorder is extremely common, many American adults experience it at some point in their lives.*

There are a variety of causes, but some of the most common are:

Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: These can be two of the most common causes of chronic sleeplessness. Stress, anger, worry, anxiousness, and negative thoughts can have a dramatic effect on sleep quality.*

Stimulants: Excessive use of caffeine, such as energy drinks and coffee, can be one of the most common causes of intermittent and transient sleeplessness. This is sleeplessness that occurs periodically or only for a few nights at a time.*

Medications: Some medications can interfere with sleep, such as antidepressants, ADHD medication, corticosteroids, thyroid hormone, high blood pressure medication, some contraceptives, pain relievers that contain caffeine, diuretics, and diet pills.*

Allergies and Respiratory Problems: Colds, sinus infections, and upper respiratory problems can make it hard to breathe at night which can cause sleeping difficulties.*

Nocturia: Frequent urination and constantly getting up in the middle of the night to use the restroom can cause sleep disturbances.*

Chronic Pain: A variety of conditions that cause chronic pain can also disrupt sleep, such as: arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel disease, headaches, lower back pain.*

Aging: sleep patterns tend to change. Most people find that aging causes them to have a harder time falling asleep. They awaken more often during the night and earlier in the morning. Total sleep time stays the same or is slightly decreased (6.5 to 7 hours per night).

In my research I ran across an interesting fact that in older persons we often lack magnesium and calcium that is sufficient enough in our system. A lack in these two vital minerals can cause insomnia.

Two products I use to help when I have issues sleeping are; Calm plus calcium and magnesium and Golden Milk. 

Try Calcium Calm: Here is another great product to help ease this lack. It is called Calm and some people use this during the day to decrease anxiety or nervousness. I buy the unflavored type and add a bit of dark maple syrup for sweetener as it has a sour taste.

I use 2tsp in a glass of water and drink at nighttime when having issues falling asleep. It usually works very well for me. If you are using this product for the first time I would recommend gradually building up to this amount, as magnesium has a laxative effect too.

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Golden Milk:

I bought this blend of Golden Milk from Whole Foods store when visiting NC this past summer. It is a brand of Sunfood Superfoods and is all organic, Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten-Free and Kosher.

Turmeric is a South Asian spice that has an enticing flavor with aromatic scents of ginger, and orange, and is known for its curcumin content.
What makes this blend even more super is the inclusion of six other superfoods. No other Golden Milk blend has the nourishing and revitalizing power of maca, goji berry, boswellia, ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon. There is also black pepper added into this blend. All working in a delicious harmony.

While I usually make up my own blend, it is sometimes nice to have it all blended and all I have to do is scoop 1 tsp into some heated almond or coconut or some other nut milk and stir.

I enjoy something warm at night time and this blend is supposed to help induce sleep, which is why I take it.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my site for another helpful tips for our health and wellness. Happy slumbering y’all!

Living Intentionally

Lorraine

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