I don’t know about you, but I’m finding this time of year to be extra busy. With all of the back-to-school activities, full weekdays, and my son’s hockey on both Saturday’s and Sundays, with a lot of early morning practices, I’m already starting to feel drained.
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With all of this busyness as well as the role of hockey mom, it’s a balance of making sure I take care of my needs and make sure I’m getting enough sleep.
I’m sure a lot of you can relate, and you don’t have to be a hockey mom to have a busy schedule and a lot of balancing going on between work and family activities.
Did you know that just two nights of poor sleep can equate to lost productivity, lowered immunity and slow response time? Just two. I’m sure a lot of us have missed more sleep than that. To make matters worse, it also leads to weight gain, imbalanced hormones and premature aging.
Click HERE to view my video on "The Link Between Exhaustion And Weight Gain."
And if you’ve had a few restless nights, it’s really hard to catch up on missed sleep.
While there are other factors at play, including stress and the atmosphere in your room, if you’re looking for a better sleep there are a few foods that can lend a hand.
You can try adding these foods to your diet:
Remember, too, that eating too much before bed can disrupt your sleep. Try to eat your last meal 3-4 hours before you go to bed, and keep bedtime snacks small.
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Blood sugar fluctuations are another factor involving our sleep. If your blood sugar is imbalanced it can wake you up at night and prevent you from falling back to sleep easily.
For 7 easy steps to balance your blood sugar, which will reduce cravings and help you sleep better, click on the link below.
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As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, May Anne's passion is working with women who have lost themselves in the busyness of life and don't feel comfortable in their skin anymore. She uses a step-by-step program that includes nutrition and lifestyle strategies, along with coaching and support, leading them to feeling vibrant, energetic and confident in their skin, without dieting or spending hours in the kitchen.