Article Published August 1, 2022
Overwhelmingly, one of the most frequent complaints we hear from our clients is “I can’t sleep.” An ever-elusive good night sleep may be out of reach due to your diet and lifestyle. If your day includes stress-inducing news in the morning, constant use of screens throughout the day, and consuming an unbalanced diet, you may want to keep reading.
Your dietary patterns can either improve or negatively affect your sleep. For instance, eating a bowl of complex-carbohydrate-rich steel cut oats, with magnesium-rich walnuts, and melatonin-rich kiwis is an example of a sleep supportive meal. Whereas, consuming a spicy bowl of simple-carbohydrate laden spaghetti with fatty and acidic Italian sausage, may promote acid reflux at bedtime, keeping you awake with abdominal discomfort.
According to a 2019 study in Nutrients, the subjects who followed the Mediterranean diet most successfully had better sleep overall than subjects who did not adhere to the Mediterranean diet (1). Following the Mediterranean diet helps increase your intake of fiber and healthy fats, while reducing your intake of sugar.
Lifestyle changes which promote restful sleep include spending time outside, enjoyable everyday movement, reducing stress, and supplementing with CBD and sleep supporting herbs.
A customer favorite for assistance falling asleep and staying asleep is Dr. Formulated CBD + Sleep from Garden of Life, available in liquid tincture, soft gel, or gummy form. The liquid tincture formula is fast-acting, contains 15mg CBD/serving from Whole Hemp Extract, 800 IU Vitamin D3, Organic Lemon Balm, and, Chamomile, all of which have been clinically studied to promote restful sleep, helping you wake up refreshed. The soft gels follow the same tried and true formula but have the added benefit of Valerian Root. Finally, the delicious blueberry gummies follow the same formula as the soft gels but are conveniently easy-to-chew.
If CBD isn’t your bag, why not look at Sleep Well from Garden of Life, designed to help you fall asleep quickly and peacefully. Formulated with L-Theanine, a deeply relaxing amino acid from Organic Green Tea which increases serotonin and dopamine, as well as Lemon Balm, Valerian Root, Passionflower, and Chamomile, this all-herbal formula helps your mind and body unwind so you can sleep soundly.
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With small dietary and lifestyle changes, and the use of sleep-supporting supplements, you will be skipping the snooze button and waking up refreshed in no time.
-The Team at The Natural Alternative