How you eat is how you’ll sleep.
Sleep is vital to our health, productivity and overall happiness. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most underrated necessities of life. Maybe you’re committed to 8 hours but can only fall asleep for 6. Or you’re tired (literally) of habitually snoozing for a quick 4 hours.
What To Avoid
Carbs are essential in fuelling the body with energy, which is why they’re best to avoid as you start to wind down. By scheduling your carbohydrates earlier in the day you’ll get all the benefits and can avoid their threat to a peaceful night.
Studies have shown that higher sugar intake leads to more disturbed and interrupted sleep. Remember, the quality of sleep is just as vital as quantity. Sugar can prevent the body from falling into deep sleep, which results in that grudgy feeling the following morning.
What we eat matters, but so does when we eat. Not only does food convert into energy, it also engages the digestive system that - if running 24-7 - makes it difficult for us to achieve that optimal level of rest. Help your body prepare for sleep by avoiding food between 1-3 hours before bed.
What To Include
Foods that have a high fibre consistency also tend to contain Magnesium and Melatonin, both of which help reduce anxiety and create a general feeling of sleepiness. Unfortunately, fibre-dense foods are typically consumed at breakfast (oatmeal, cereals, oranges etc), so breakfast for dinner wasn’t such a bad idea after all!
While all Amino Acids have the ability to strengthen sleep cycles, Tryptophan and Tyrosine have received the loudest praise. Their levels of serotonin help relax the body and their support to the metabolism process creates that refreshed sensation the following morning.
In recent studies, Vitamin D3 levels correlate directly with getting enough sleep. The anti-inflammatory properties lodged within Vitamin D helps the body relax which is the starting point for any good sleep.
The easiest way to ensure you’re getting the proper amount of vitamins to support your sleep is via a supplement. Dr. Fosters immune modulator gives the perfect dose of all essential nutrients so you can relax - and enjoy a good night's sleep!
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