Moms Want Sleep!
Moms Want Sleep!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! My wish is that you will enjoy a lovely night’s sleep with one of today’s remedies.
Are you one of the 20 million Americans who have trouble sleeping at night? Seems it has become the norm today for those of us over 40 to have trouble sleeping. Everyone I talk with these days is finding it difficult to get a restful night’s sleep.
Sleep deprivation can raise your blood pressure, and according to Drs. Oz and Michael Roizen, noted experts in health science, insomnia can also cause memory problems, weight gain and headaches.
Have faith, there are easy solutions that work, and you don't need a second mortgage to pay for them. I'm sure one of these will help you find those zzz’s, get your REM sleep, and best of all return your heart rate and brain waves to normal! Here are a couple of simple solutions that have helped me and many of my fellow Boomers, give them a try and see for yourself!
- Magnesium deficiencies have been linked to sleeping disorders, anxiety, irritability, and restless leg syndrome. Make sure your daily vitamins include the recommended 400 milligrams of Magnesium. Eating foods rich in magnesium like legumes, dark leafy green vegetables, wheat bran, almonds, cashews, and whole grains as part of your daily healthy eating habits can help reduce your insomnia. And because it’s difficult to get enough daily magnesium from food, I supplement with a product called Natural Calm (325 mg. of magnesium), from the Natural Vitality company. Natural Calm is well recommended and you can get it at health food stores, Whole Foods, and I get it at my local organic grocery store.
- Melatonin is a natural sleep aid that's very popular and one that you may have heard of, it's a hormone that occurs naturally in our bodies.
- Anise tea has been shown to bring on sleep. Anise tastes like licorice, which I don’t care for, but if you like the flavor of black licorice, give it a try. Mix 12 oz. of boiling water with one teaspoon of anise seeds and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Then strain and drink warm with a teaspoon of honey before bed. The honey also has sleep inducing qualities – there we go, multitasking again!
Let me know how you make out!
Best of Health,