How To Sleep Better & Heal Faster

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Episode Summary

We hear of peoples struggles with sleep ALLLL the time.

Optimizing sleep is critical to healing any physical health condition. In this episode we talk about all the reasons WHY as well as important keys when it comes to HOW to sleep better!

Some important takeaways include...

  • Sleep is when the body repairs, heals, and regenerates cells

  • Human growth hormone (aka the longevity hormone) is highest during sleep

  • Autophagy (aka self-digestion) is like thy body's trash removal service that happens during sleep

  • The pineal gland secretes melatonin necessary for regulating circadian rhythm - melatonin is also a powerful antioxidant in the body

  • Waking between 1-3am could be a sign of an aggravated and stressed liver

  • Our favorite "Sleep Hygiene" tips, taken right out of the chapter we wrote in Vital Lifestyle: The Self-Healing Handbook

    • Keep a consistent bed time

    • Don't eat too close to bed time

    • Diminish screen time or other stimulating activities

    • Install Flux on your computer (especially if you use it a lot in the evening)

    • Keep bedroom cold and dark

    • Read, drink tea, or enjoy other calming activities leading up to bedtime

    • Practice gratitude and prayer/meditation or call upon angels to support restful sleep (seriously!)

    • Don't take your anxious thoughts seriously!

‚ÄčEnjoy, and SLEEP WELL!

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