Sleep: Recharge Your Batteries
Brain Fog Friendly Summary
- One of the most effective ways to improve energy, mental clarity, and immune function while decreasing pain and weight gain is to get your eight hours of sleep a night.
- Begin by making time for sleep. Do this by cutting out things that don’t feel good.
- Create a restful bedtime routine.
- If your mind is wide awake and racing at bedtime, consider an herbal mix called MyoSedate or for hypervigilance a fast-acting combo of GABA and L-theanine in Liposomal Neurocalm™, taken a half hour to an hour before bedtime. If this helps, you will know within a few days.
- If you are tired but wired then your adrenals my need support and so try the herbal combination Catecholacalm.
- Wake frequently in the middle of the night? This suggests low blood sugar. Have a high-protein snack (1 to 2 ounces) before bedtime. A hard-boiled egg works well or low sugar greek yogurt. If you still have trouble getting back to sleep then try 2 pumps of the Liposomal Neurocalm.
- Herbal and natural remedies can be very helpful. These include (all four of the below can be used together):
- Take a mix of six herbs called MyoSedate.
- You can also add a mix of four essential oils called Serenity™ softgels.
- Melatonin. Use Melatonin SRT sustained-release tablets to reset the circadian rhythm.
- For stubborn cases, try CannabOmega™ 2 to 5 capsules an hour before bedtime or Cannab FS. Though these are a bit pricey, they are very well tolerated, and in good number of people very helpful. If you have pain try Cannab-Pea. You’ll know within a few days if it is worthwhile.
Why Is Sleep So Important?
Beyond giving us energy, sleep has a number of critical functions. For example, sleep:
- … is when tissue repair occurs, which is why poor sleep causes pain.
- … is critical for proper growth hormone production. Growth hormone has also been called the “fountain of youth hormone” and is associated with looking 10 years younger, as well as increasing muscle and decreasing fat.
- … has been shown to be critical for immune function.
- … is important for weight regulation because appetite-suppressing hormones such as leptin are produced during sleep. Studies have shown that poor sleep was associated with an average six-pound weight gain. In a study of 68,183 women, followed over sixteen years, those sleeping five or fewer hours per night had a 32 percent increased risk of gaining thirty-three pounds relative to those who slept seven hours per night.
So, it pays to make time for your eight hours of shut eye, and I recommend people taking what they need to help get it. Not only will you have more energy, less brain fog and less pain, but it may help you lose weight and look younger as well.