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Natural Cures for Insomnia

Hey guys, Axe here from DrAxe . Oneof the most common things I'll hear from my patients, is they'll say, quot; Axe, I can'tsleep.quot; And if you're one of those people that have trouble falling asleep, or strugglewith insomnia, or you wake up during the night, that's very common. In this tutorial I'm goingto go through the exact steps you need to follow to get better quality of sleep andto help you fall asleep fast. Step number one in overcoming sleep deprivationis to change your diet, surprisingly. And, for a lot of people, their diets are keepingthem from falling asleep. Before you go to bed, you need to really drop your carbohydrateconsumption. If you're consuming too many

sugars and carbs, your body is burning those,it's getting warm. And so, lowering that sugar, and grain intake, and carbohydrate intakebefore bed is important. And get some good quality fats before you go to bed. Somethinglike an avocado is a great food to actually help you fall asleep at night, either avocadoor some organic yogurt. So again, avocado and organic yogurt, are the best foods tohelp you naturally fall asleep. The reason they work is those foods are high in magnesiumand potassium. Magnesium and potassium are two crucial nutrients you need to help relaxthe body and to help you fall asleep at night. So remember avocado and yogurt, the top twofoods you can consume just a little bit here

or there in the evening that will help youfall asleep at night. The second step you need to do to overcomeinsomnia is to reduce stress. And for most people, along with diet, this is the big thingthat's keeping you up at night, is your mind starts racing, you keep thinking and you can'tshut your brain off. And there are several reasons for that. One, is you watched TV upuntil the point that you went to bed. That visual stimulus you're watching constantly,especially the blue light, and that doesn't just include the TV screen, it also includesyour computer, your iPad, or your phone. And that light is blue light, which actually tellsyour pineal gland in your brain that it actually

needs to keep running, so it messes with yourcircadian rhythms and cortisol levels. It keeps you from falling asleep at night whenyou were looking at that bright blue light in the computer screens and TV screens. So,about 30 minutes at least, ideally, an hour, but at least 30 minutes before bed, you needto shut off all electronics, and you need to start reading something that helps yourelax. Or start journaling. So you can get out ajournal and start writing things down. You can look at your schedule for the next dayand write that down. But I really recommend reading a novel that you enjoy, reading adevotional, your Bible, or just something

that helps you relax and wind down at least30 minutes before bed. And that's going to help, and in general reducing stress. And if you have something that's really stressingyou out, that's keeping you from sleeping at night, I recommend you start writing downthose things that stress you out. Work on addressing those the best you can, and thenstart scheduling things into the week that you love to do. It is so important. If you'vehad a great day, and you've been happy all day, it actually creates certain hormonesin your body known as endorphins that actually help you fall asleep at night. So actually,having a good mood throughout the day can

help improve your sleep at night. So stepnumber two, shut down the computers and read a book before bed. As well as just add somejoy into your life. Reduce stress; it's very important for falling asleep at night. Step number three, is take quality supplements,especially a magnesium supplement. And taking a magnesium supplement, about 400 to 500mga night before bed, can help you naturally reduce stress, and really improve sleep. Andso I recommend a high quality magnesium chelate or magnesium citrate before bed. So takinga magnesium supplement can help you fall asleep. Also supplements like melatonin can help,or valerian root. But I don't recommend doing

Losing Sleep AllNatural Ways to Fall Asleep and Get High Quality Sleep

Welcome to DrAxe . I'm Axe. Today Iwant to talk to you about something I came across here, an article I was reading recentlyon how, if you don't get enough sleep, or get good quality sleep, it can actually takeyears off of your life. Now sometimes I'll bring up how important sleep is and it's oneof the first things people tend to write off and say, quot;Well, I'm going to try and do otherthingsquot; or quot;We don't worry about itquot; but sleep is a really big deal. In fact listen to thisrecent medical study. In the Journal of Occupation and EnvironmentalMedicine, they did a study on over 18,000 women. And they found women who work the nightshift versus women who work the day shift,

have four times more cancer. Four times moreincidences of breast cancer if someone's working the night shift. Now this is important. Iknow for some of us, we can't get around what our hours are at work, but again this is animportant thing to recognize that your sleep cycle is so important for your longterm healthand for your life span. And specifically the people that came to mindand people they mentioned this article, were nurses who had to work the night shift. Iknow there is a lot of police officers who their schedule is always changing or in generalpeople working in factories and having to work the night shift. It can be a big problemfor your health. And I want to give you some

solutions for how to still get some good nightsleep and then if you're not sleeping well, some things you really need to start doing.First off, hey if your job is working the night shift, do your best to try and switchyour shift or get during the day time. Now that maybe a one or two year process of tryingto make that happen but do your best to get to that point. If you can't get to that point,what I recommend you do is, no matter what, get eight hours of solid sleep. So if yougo to bed at 4 a.m., sleep till noon. Again do your very, very best to get eight hoursstraight. Get in a cold dark room and do your best to get that eight hours straight.That is so, so important for getting your

body healthy. You know our body really iscreated to really fluctuate what you want to call circadian rhythm. So circadian rhythmshave to do when the sun sets and it rises. But your brain and your hormones and eventhe way your liver detoxes, it's based on light and darkness. And so again, you wantto make sure when you're sleeping, is in a dark place even if it's in the middle of theday. Now, a few other things that are importantwhen it comes to sleep. By the way let me say how much sleep is important to get. Sevento nine hours every single night is how much sleep you should be getting every night. Sevento nine hours. And actually I saw a recent

study where they said, when they looked atpeople living in 1910 versus 2010, so about 100 year difference people back in 1910 gotan average of an hour and a half more of sleep every single night. They averaged closer toeight and a half. Most Americans today average about seven hours or less of sleep a night.Another medical journal said if you sleep less than seven hours of sleep at night, yourchance of getting sick with a cold, a flu or another health problem, triples. So again,sleep is important. Here is my top sleeping tips. Number one,like I mentioned earlier, you want to make sure that your sleeping environment is dark,and it's a cold environment. Number two, try

to go to bed at the same time every night.So go to bed at 10 p.m. waking up at 6 a.m. So you get 8 hours of solid sleep at night.And I know it may not be perfect every night, but doing your very best to get in that rhythmof going to bed and waking up at the same time, that's important.Also nutritionally, do not eat a bunch of carbohydrates before you go to bed. Sugars,grains, pastas, rices, even beans and fruit. Lower your carbohydrate consumption beforeyou go to bed. That's why I suggest for dinner doing organic vegetables, nuts and seeds andorganic meat. So, organic meat, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Those are the things you shouldeat before dinner. Not a lot of other stuff.

Do Sleeping Pills Really Help You Sleep

This episode of DNews is proudly brought toyou by Subaru. More than six million adults in the UnitedStates take a sleeping pill at least once a month before they go to bed at night, andthat number is increasing. But do we even know what they're doing to our brainsé! Hey there friends, Trace here for DNews. Sleepingpills, or more accurately, sleep aids are growing in popularity, but are they helpingéA study from the CDC called the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey foundsleep aid use increased in the first decade of this century significantly, with more womenthan men using sleep aids.

Sleep aids come in a variety of types, butmost common are quot;sedative hypnoticsquot; which means it's a pill which mimics being knockedout for a surgical procedure. Benzodiazepines and Nonbenzodiazepines are in this type,they are sometimes called Zdrugs, because they all have Z's in them. Other than these,some people are prescribed antidepressants, or powerful antihistamines. Some of these aids succeed in knocking youout by depressing the central nervous system function, others, like the antihistamine increasedrowsiness. There's a newer drug class of quot;Orexin receptor antagonistsquot; which blocka brain chemical which keeps you aware and

wakeful. Each of these drugs are great forknocking a human out, but bing unconscious isn't SLEEP. Professor Matthew Walker from University ofCalifornia Berkeley told Probably Science if you want to quot;lose consciousness,quot; thesedrugs are fine, but it's not natural sleep; it's simulated sleep. Drugs alter the quot;sleepstructurequot; or natural patterns and rhythms of sleep. When you're sleeping, your brainis active, organizing your day, making dreams and cleaning itself. Most of the newest drugswill allow the brain into REM sleep, but they DON'T allow the brain to go through the fullnatural sleep process, which means the brain

doesn't have a chance to clean up and processmemories from the day before; cementing them for future reference. According to the National Institutes of Health,you should never take sleep aids more than three times in a week, and make sure you addressany other mental health issues like anxiety or depression before taking a sleep aid. Theproblem is many sleep aids are habit forming and accidental overdoses are possible thoughthey're usually not lethal. A popular alternative to drugs is melatonin;a natural hormone which resets your circadian clock. Everyone produces melatonin from thepineal (pihkneeuhl) gland in the middle

of the brain. When the sun drops, melatoninproduction ramps up for 12 hours helping you feel less aware and awake usually startingaround 9 PM. The problem with melatonin PILLS is they're not regulated by the FDA sothe amount of the hormone in the pill isn't standardized. If you take too much, your bodymay get used to higher levels than you naturally produce. This isn't a drug to take willynilly,because it won't MAKE you sleep, it only HELPS you sleep. Scientific tests done with placebosand melatonin found no difference between the two. For people who don't like pills, psychologicalor behavioral training can help encourage

sleep, and has the added benefit of encouragingNATURAL sleep rather than sedation. The training starts with things as simple as cutting caffeinesix hours before bed, and turning off screens three hours before, as well as using redshiftsoftware like Flux to simulate evening sun on your computer screen. Have you ever taken a sleeping pillé Do youhave a bedtime routineé I find simply SAYING the word sleepy makes me more sleepy. isthat weirdé Yeah. I guess it kind of is. One place where you DON'T want to sleep isbehind the wheel, so why not make your car even MORE awesome! Check out Tekzilla's PatrickNorton who teamed up with Subaru to customize

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