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Tips to Resolve Sleep Issues

Updated: Jul 3

Ah... sleep


We all have an interesting relationship with sleep.





Some of us love it, others loathe it and some are not even concerned with it.


We can take our sleep for granted when it's good.


When's it's off, we feel fatigued, emotionally stripped, scattered, and like a shell of ourselves.


Sleep helps with


  • Mental Function

    • Memory

    • Focus

  • Mood

  • Reduce Stress

  • Maintain Blood Sugar

  • Inflammation

  • Weight

  • Overall Health

    • Better immune function, less illness



Sleep deprivation can leave you feeling


  • Frustrated

  • Cranky

  • Wired & Tired

  • Worried & Anxious

  • Depressed

  • Trouble Learning

    • Focusing

    • Reacting

  • May judge others and yourself more harshly

  • Irritable



What causes sleep issues?


  • Stress

  • Certain Foods

  • Eating Times

    • Not Enough Food Throughout the Day and Eating Late

  • Sleep Mindset

  • TV & Devices

  • Insufficient Exercise

  • Perimenopause/Menopause

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Sleep-related Disorders

  • Room Temperature Too Warm

  • Too Much Light in Bedroom

  • Irregular Sleep Times


What can help?


  • Sound Machine

  • Natural and Herbal Supplements

  • Rest and Digest Activities

    • Meditation

    • Yoga

    • Tai Chi

    • Qigong

    • Reiki

    • Deep Breathing

    • Spending Time in Nature

    • Nutritious Eating

  • Exercise

  • Changing Eating Habits

    • Certain foods can keep you up

    • Lower quality foods can affect sleep quality

  • Improving Sleep Mindset

  • Sleep Hygiene

  • Pretty Firm Sleep Times

  • Lowering Stress

  • Setting Boundaries

  • Managing Commitments

  • Working with a Sleep Specialist (like me)




I went from an insomniac of 5 years, up for hours each night to now sleeping through fireworks.


Remember, your journey is unlike anyone else.


You have your own unique bio-individuality. What works for others may not necessarily work for you.


This is why mindfulness, staying present and connected to your body will always help you determine what supports the best and healthiest version of you.


Wishing you wellness and amazing sleep!


If you need help with this, let's connect on a call.


Brynn




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