HOW TO FALL ASLEEP FASTER
We’ve all heard the recommendation – ‘get 8 hours of sleep a night’. We know it’s vital for optimal health – it supports our immune system, gut health, brain health and cognition BUT for those who forever find themselves in the same nightly battle, wondering how to fall asleep faster, it seems easier said than done.
Taking synthetic melatonin might seem like a quick fix however this may interfere with our body’s ability to create its own melatonin over time – it essentially forgets how to make its own and can become reliant on us popping that pill. Not to mention it can leave us feeling dizzy, nauseous, irritable and groggy upon waking.
So what’s the remedy? Providing our body with the tools it needs to produce melatonin naturally. Our SLEEP Superfood Powder has a key combination of natural ingredients including Tart Cherry, Banana and Cacao that naturally contain melatonin. In addition, the tart cherry contains tryptophan, an essential amino acid that helps our body produce melatonin.
Pair our SLEEP Superfood Powder with these 3 hacks:
- Stop the scroll
We’re all for a digital scroll or a streaming binge BUT not too close to bedtime. Blue light emitted from screens (think phones, laptops, ipads, tv) signals to your brain that it’s still daytime, reducing your sleep hormone melatonin. Low melatonin = no sleep. Aim for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour of screen-free time before bed.
- Get moving
Working out is great for the body AND mind. It can be an excellent way to reduce your cortisol, helping you get better quality sleep and reduce insomnia. Moderate aerobic exercise (think walking, swimming, running) may increase the amount of deep, rejuvenating sleep you get each night.
- Ditch the alcohol
Although it may seem like a nightcap can help you fall asleep faster, it can be disruptive, specifically to your REM (rapid eye movement) sleep causing lighter, more disruptive sleep.