Sleep is the tool our bodies use to repair and restore physically and mentally. With sleep we thrive, without it, we die.
If you’re the type of person who has troubles with going to sleep or can’t seem to sleep through the night, try these quick tips.
Take 400 to 1000 mg of magnesium at night
- If you’re working out hard and not supplementing with magnesium, you’re probably deficient. Magnesium is a vital mineral for metabolism and health that’s used in over 300 different processes. Get a magnesium that ends in -ate such as magnesium citrate or orotate. Avoid magnesiums that end in -ide such as magnesium oxide.
Drink valerian root tea
- Valerian root tea has been shown to be as effective as prescription sleep aids in some instances. Drink this before bed while relaxing.
Take 3 to 6 mg of supplemental melatonin
- Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that’s secreted around night time to help you go to sleep. To date there are no studies that show addictive qualities. However, I recommend only using this for a short period of time. Start with 3 mg and if you begin to have crazy vivid zombie dreams, bump it up to 6….don’t ask.
Develop a routine
- Your body’s processes are regulated based on your habits. That means you have a lot of power over changing the way your body responds. Turn off harsh lights, read a book and refuse to look at a phone or computer screen (artificial sun) for 1 hour before bed.
Black out your room
- Light is powerful. Light tells your brain to wake up while dark tells it to sleep. Black out your windows, turn off night lights and turn clocks away from you to get the best sleep possible.