A good night’s sleep makes all the difference. As we sleep, our body is hard at work repairing, detoxing and healing.
Toxins that build up during the day are flushed out of the brain improving our memory and cognitive ability. In fact, poor sleep patterns can be linked to poor overall health. New studies are confirming the value of a good night’s sleep for brain health. Below are my favorite ways to ensure a good night’s sleep:
1. Take a hot Epsom salt bath. Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate) not only helps me sleep better, but can help revitalize tired, achy muscles, reduce stress, and minimize swelling. Magnesium, the active ingredient in Epsom salt, is well known for its ability to relieve insomnia. I buy my Epsom salt from Costco.
Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to a tub of hot water (I add a few drops of lavender essential oil, which also aids in relaxation).
When I don’t take a bath, I take a magnesium supplement before bed. My naturopath suggested 3 capsules of DaVinci Labs TRI-MAG 300. It is sold on Amazon. I now take 2 capsules of Vimergy Magnesium Glycinate, which is also sold on Amazon, but I buy it directly from Vimergy.
2. Eat a teaspoon of raw unfiltered honey. Honey restocks the liver with needed glycogen which aids in a deeper sleep, and helps the brain release melatonin. I enjoy having a teaspoon of one of my infused herbal honeys like Hawthorn Honey. For additional support, also eat a mango before bedtime. According to Anthony William in his book “Life Changing Foods”, mangoes are a miracle sleep aid. I have noticed a deeper sleep after eating mangoes in the evening.
There are medical issues like sleep apnea that could interfere with a good night’s sleep. Sleep apnea tests can now be done at home. You can check with your doctor for more information on sleep apnea.
Emotional wounds or stress and anxiety can interfere with sleep. My introduction to tapping post has information to help you get started with this healing tool. I don’t recommend deep emotional tapping sessions before bed, as it could leave you tossing and turning at night. However, a tapping for sleep from The Tapping Solution or tapping for insomnia with Brad Yates might be supportive for getting a good night’s sleep.
(I am not a medical doctor. I enjoy sharing my personal experiences, but this is not medical advice. Please contact your doctor to see what’s best for you.)