If you feel like Fatigue could almost be your middle name, I have some tips for you today.
I have noticed that my clients’ health (and weight) issues improve a lot when they start sleeping more and sleeping better.
So, here are 3 actionable, practical tips to help you improve your sleep.
This is the same information I share with my clients, who quickly get outstanding results. (I also tailor my recommendations individually when working one on one, which I can’t do in a blog post, of course)
#1 – Are you going to bed early enough at night?
All my clients who come to me telling me they sleep 5 hours or 6 hours a night are chronically tired, and most of them have mild to serious adrenal fatigue.
Their assignment number 1 is to go to bed by 10:30pm and get up not earlier than 5.30am – 6am.
And you know what?
This alone starts changing their whole body and health because rest is SO important.
This is because our body detoxifies and does a great job of repairing tissues when cortisol is low between 10pm and 2am. This hours of sleep count double.
Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day (at least on weekdays) can also significantly improve your sleep quality.
#2 – Do you have enough magnesium?
Magnesium is absolutely crucial when it comes to sleeping and to having more energy. ATP, which is the primary carrier of energy in our cells, needs magnesium.
Not enough magnesium = not enough ATP = not enough energy.
You can start by consuming more foods rich in magnesium.
And you can also take a good quality magnesium supplement. Magnesium glycinate is the recommended one to help sleep better at night. One capsule before bed can do wonders. And it does not have any laxative effect, unlike other magnesium supplements.
#3 – Is your liver functioning properly? aka how is your digestion?
If the liver is “tired”, overwhelmed, and cannot efficiently process sugars, fats, cholesterol, hormones, and toxins, this will affect your sleep.
It will probably look like this : you wake up at night, and you have difficulty to fall asleep or get back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night.
Helping your liver detox is all about incorporating more vegetables and fresh fruits into your diet, reducing sugar and fat intake (I’m talking unhealthy fats like fried or baked foods), limiting your caffeine intake (or simply giving up coffee at least for a while), and limiting or giving up alcohol.
So, make your own assessment and see where you may want to take action first.