When was the last time you got a long, peaceful night’s rest? Hopefully it was last night! Sadly that probably was not the case for many of you, but there is relief for the weary. With just a few modifications to your lifestyle (see below), and even bedroom surroundings, you will be ready to take on the day!
What is the optimal amount of sleep I should get a night?
I normally suggest a minimum of six hours, but eight hours is ideal. The key to knowing if you slept enough, is by waking up hungry in the morning. Sleep promotes growth hormone, and waking up hungry is an optimal body signal knowing your body is functioning with enough sleep.
Is there anything I can do to prevent waking up multiple times a night?
I have found that my patients tend to wake up at night for two primary reasons:
- Blood sugar stress, usually wakes someone at 3 AM. This can happen from eating fruit during the day or juicing large amounts in the morning.
- Parasites tend to be more active at night and cause people to wake up between 1 and 2 AM.
I have been taking sleep medication for many years, what can I do to change this?
I would suggest having your adrenal gland assessed with a saliva test. Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common reasons someone cannot drift off to sleep or stay asleep.
Excessive copper from eating too many grains can cause people to have a zinc deficiency and copper toxicity. Copper short circuits your brain function and causes a state of excitement, like a short circuit preventing you to fall off to sleep.
Lastly, I would make sure to cover all electronic appliances that have a light on them in your room. I have found sleeping in complete darkness allows your brain to rest, which of course is important for a good night’s sleep. Enjoy your new Zzz’s – you deserve it!
Dr. Bob DeMaria, the @DruglessDoctor, has over forty years experience as a chiropractor, natural health doctor, and author, including the new, “Dr. Bob’s Guide to a Healthy Marriage,” assisting tens of thousands of individuals help the body heal itself. His seasonal practice is located at Omni Balanced Life Center located at 720 Goodlette-Frank Rd #205, Naples, FL 34102. Please visit druglessdrs.com/florida for more information.