Sleep Strategies

August 11, 2021

Sleep Strategies

Somehow we tend to take things for granted. As women, we go through our 20’s and 30’s and don’t even give a thought to sleep or the lack thereof. Somewhere around our 40’s we start missing the mark.

A sleepless night here or there, a late night and pretty soon, it’s a habit. We find ourselves wide awake between 3:00 and 4:00 am and unable to go back to sleep. 

 This is common but not normal. 

The body is always trying to get back to balance and sleep is the way we renew and repair tissues and cells throughout our body.

Why is losing sleep as we get older so common? During our 40’s our hormones shift and change and depending on what else is going on in our lives, in our environment, we may start to lose sleep thinking, ruminating and worrying. 

Does this sound like you? If this is you, you’re in the right place. Sleep is central for a healthy life and losing sleep is keeping you from living a full life. It’s not allowing you to balance your health and come to a place of peace and vibrant health. 

So what to do? Here are six sleep strategies you can try in order to start getting the sleep you need:

  1. Start by setting a bedtime and going to bed no later than 10:00 pm and aim for getting 7-8 hrs. of sleep per night. 
  2. Avoid eating 3 hrs. before bedtime to allow your digestion to take place before bedtime.
  3. If necessary, and if you feel like you might be slightly hungry at bedtime, eat a small snack containing protein and healthy fat. This will help you balance your blood sugar and sleep better.
  4. Keep your room completely dark. No blue light and no alarm clocks or blinking lights of any kind in your bedroom. Make your bedroom a sanctuary.
  5. Create a bedtime routine that you follow each night where you’re taking care of yourself and slowing down from the busy day.
  6. Slow down your breath before you go to sleep and focus on a feeling of love, care and appreciation in your heart, as you drift to sleep. 

Regulating your sleep may take some time and intentionality. As we begin to identify the root causes for our interrupted sleep, we learn to listen to our bodies and recognize that there are many things we are able to begin changing in our environment and that as these things change, other areas shift, allowing us to reclaim our sleep and our health.  

👉🏼 I invite you to download my free pdf “8 Hormone Hacks to Lose Belly Fat Without Starving Yourself” .

Stay tuned to the rest of the upcoming emails where I will dissect each of the hacks for you.

 Schedule a free 15 minute discovery call with me to discuss how this applies to you and whether you would like to work with me either one-on-one or in a group setting.

If you know of anyone who can benefit from this information, please feel free to share it with them.

I hope you will give this a try. Your body will thank you in so many ways!

In wellness,⁣

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