TROUBLE WITH SLEEPING AT NIGHT

Have you had trouble with sleeping at night? If you’re like some people lack of sleep can disrupt your daily life, cause brain fog and health problems. I periodically will wake up in the night and struggle to fall back to sleep. I’ve figured out some great tips that I want to share with you to help with trouble with sleeping at night. It’s important to first determine the reasons why you might be having trouble sleeping and make the necessary adjustments to help yourself sleep through the night.

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Reasons to have trouble sleeping at night:

Also known as insomnia, the best way to explain it is, persistent problems falling asleep and staying asleep. It’s recommended by the CDC to get at least 7-8 hours of continuous sleep per night for adults 18 years+. For teens ages 13-18 years old its recommended to get 8-10 hours of sleep per night. For children ages 6-12 years old, it’s recommended to get 9-12 hours of sleep per night. And for infants and children up to age 5 years, it’s recommended to get 10-17 hours of sleep per night.

There are some major reasons to having trouble sleeping at night. I’m sharing 12 reasons here below:

  • Depression-If you’re worried or depressed the negative stimulation could effect your sleep patterns
  • Drinking alcohol-If you drink within 4 hours of bedtime, it can interrupt sleep during the night and cause extra trips to the bathroom
  • Caffeine-Found in chocolate, coffee and some teas, caffeine blocks a brain chemical called adenosine that could help you sleep
  • Eating too late-Eating within a few hours of bedtime can cause heartburn which makes it difficult to stay asleep
  • Hunger-Going to bed hungry can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep and also cause you to wake up extra early very hungry
  • Room temperature not ideal-If the bedroom is too hot or too cold it’s likely you will have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep
  • Medications-There are certain medications like steroids, antidepressants, beta blockers and cold remedies that can make it difficult to get good quality sleep
  • Chronic Pain-Insufficient sleep has been linked to numerous health conditions such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease
  • Sleep Apnea-This is a disorder in which a persons breathing repeatedly stops and starts while they are asleep and for severe cases requires medical attention
  • Narcolepsy-This is a chronic sleep disorder that causes extreme daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep that requires medical attention
  • Napping in the daytime-It seems common sense but some people haven’t realized that sleeping in the daytime could cause some problems getting a good nights sleep or falling asleep
  • Growing older in age-As we age sleep patterns can change and aging people may wake up more in the night or earlier in the morning

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Health problems due to lack of sleep:

It is critical that if you are not sleeping well that you take care of finding out how to improve your sleep. Lack of sleep can have many negative health effects that could result in disease. There are about 10 health problems that can result in physical or mental illness in people of any age. Please review the list below and see if you have any of these issues. Be sure to note that it could be due to lack of sleep.

  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Memory Issues
  • Weight Gain
  • Ages Skin
  • Mood Changes
  • Weakened Immune System

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What is CBT-i?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a natural therapy treatment for insomnia. It can help improve sleep in 75-80% of patients suffering from insomnia. CBT has been proven to be more effective than sleeping pills and has no significant side effects like sleeping pills do. CBT works to help change peoples attitudes, beliefs, thoughts and behaviors as a way of dealing with emotional problems. A therapist will recommend a course of treatment that might include between 5 to 20 sessions that last 30-60 minutes each. The therapist will work on breaking down barriers to improve thoughts, actions and physical feelings.

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Coping with trouble with sleeping at night:

Here are some suggestions to coping and helping to sleep better at night. I’ve practiced some of them and it helps me.  Always consult a doctor if a condition lasts for longer than one week or is disrupting your quality of life.

  • Wake at the same time each day-set an alarm and awake at the same time each day
  • Get a dog for companionship-people that are single can benefit from having a dog to sleep with them each night
  • Avoid electronics-limit tv, computer and cell phone usage 1 hour before bedtime so it doesn’t disrupt the ability to fall asleep
  • Get regular exercise in the day-its recommended to get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week

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  • Sleep in a cool, dark, quiet space-Be sure the bedroom you sleep is an ideal comfort level
  • Run a fan at night-I like running a calm quiet fan that provides a white noise to block outside noises from keeping me awake
  • Play calming music-I like my SOUND AND SLEEP box that I can switch to different calming sound
  • Drink caffeine free tea-I’m always searching for great caffeine free tea and I found some great selections at Art of Tea
  • Try natural supplements like melatonin or Golden Mellow from yoursuper-Check out my article on Golden Mellow for how sleep can be improved with consuming Golden Mellow, click here.

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There are solutions so there is no reason to suffer from trouble with sleeping at night. Try my tips above and see if any of them work. Please leave a comment with your results and what has worked. I would love to hear from you!

Check out my other article WHAT IS MOON BALANCE for more ideas to help with trouble sleeping at night.

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Most people know it as Mellow Yellow powder. A healthy organic powder from yoursuper that was made to naturally help reduce inflammation and stress in the body. Now it has a new name, Golden Mellow. It happens to be the same healthy powder as before just with a new fabulous name. There are just 6 powerful organic Ayurvedic herbs and adaptogens blended together from around the world. They are turmeric, ashwagandha, ginger, cinnamon, lucuma and pepper powder. I will tell you all about the benefits and provide some tips here.

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BALANCE HORMONES NATURALLY

This is a very important topic that many people are wondering about. To balance hormones naturally I’ve tried many different natural solutions. I guess you could say I’m not doing much except taking some supplements and practicing a healthy lifestyle overall. I always recommend eating healthy, exercise and take time for relaxation. When my hormone imbalance was at its worst I tried Moon Balance and within 24 hours my symptoms were gone. If you want to read about my success story and learn all about what is moon balance then please go here.  Use code HEALTHYFOODIE if you want the discount.

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DO DOGS MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY?

Do dogs make people happy? Let’s first find out the definition of happy to determine what it means to people. Happy is defined as feeling or showing pleasure or contentment. Happiness is a sense of wellness or joy. And It’s the opposite of sadness. When you are practicing a healthy lifestyle you will also have a happy mind and body. Happiness can improve your health by reducing stress and lowering the risk of diseases.

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WHAT IS PEA PROTEIN?

I’ve heard so much about pea protein. But what is pea protein? I think it’s simply a plant based powder made out of peas. It’s usually used to increase the protein content in smoothies and shakes.  It’s also used in some packaged foods like veggie burgers, vegan mayo and a subsitutute for dairy in some ice creams.  Pea protein is made from extracting the powder from green and yellow split peas.  The peas are the same ones used to make split pea soup.  Pea protein is a healthy alternative to whey protein and other animal derived powders. There are also several other types of powders such as soy protein, rice protein, and hemp protein.

 

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The pea is most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed-pod of the pod fruit Pisum sativum. Yes, peas are a fruit because they have a seed.

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WHAT IS POWER MATCHA?

What is green, healthy and full of power? I think I’ve found it!! I found Power Matcha from yoursuper and I feel so healthy and energized when I add it my smoothies. So what is Power Matcha? It’s a very interesting powder combination of 5 natural ingredients from around the world. I’d like to tell you all about it so that you can experience the same benefits as me. I’ve learned over the last couple months that people are wondering what I first wanted to know. How does matcha make you feel? Is matcha stronger than coffee? So I’m going to dig deep to find these answers so that I can share them with you here.

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HOW TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

October is breast cancer awareness month so let’s find out how to support breast cancer awareness. I did some research and found so many people wanting to know how can we support breast cancer awareness or why is being aware of breast cancer important? I want to help spread the word so people can gain the knowledge to live a healthier lifestyle and prevent cancer.

The main focus of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is to educate people on the importance of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. It’s an annual international health campaign organized by some major breast cancer charities.

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GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS-what to know!

Do you want to learn how to garden? Gardening for beginners-what to know is a topic that is very popular today. It’s important when you are beginning to garden that you start with the proper soil, seeds, sunshine and water. There are lots of details to be learned so that your garden can flourish and blossom with edible fruit. My outdoor garden has produced some amazing basil and tomatoes that I can add to my recipes. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’ve chosen to start an indoor garden!

How to indoor garden is an article I wrote for people living in apartments or areas with extreme weather. Click here to read my article HOW TO INDOOR GARDEN. If you can’t garden outdoors then may as well garden indoors. I’ve chosen to indoor garden to add some greenery inside my home. Some people live in apartments or are without a backyard so indoor gardening is the best solution. I chose to grow the minigarden fruit & veggie kit from Urban Leaf. I planted tomato, peppers and strawberries. It’s been a great growth experience for me. And I will be so happy to have healthy organically grown produce available at my fingertips. Read on to hear why…. and also read on especially if you’re looking for indoor garden ideas or how to start a garden.

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PLANT COLLAGEN by yoursuper review

I love this inspiring message You Are Never Too Old To Be Young! So much that I did some research and found Plant Collagen by yoursuper. This quote really has made an impact on me and helped me to live a healthier lifestyle. Collagen is naturally made in the body. It gives skin a youthful glow but as we get older collagen decreases due to stress, environment and aging. It’s in our bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, organs, skin, intestinal lining and more. It is also a plentiful protein in the body that makes up more than any other protein in the body.

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The name collagen comes from the greek (kolla) meaning glue and (gen) meaning producing. There are many scientific studies done and different types of collagen that have been identified. You can read more and find many scientific facts here about collagen. The medical uses are: cardiac applications, cosmetic surgery, bone grafts, tissue regeneration, wound healing and reconstructive surgical uses. But Plant Collagen the one that I’m talking about is different.  Please read on….

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