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
How Should I Feel 25 Weeks Pregnant
How should I feel 25 weeks pregnanté The baby is about a pound and a half in weight. And the uterus is many times that when youtake amniotic fluid for it and extra blood into account. You may feel like your stomach is growingway faster than you were used to, now that the baby is gaining a pound a month. I'm gaining a pound or so a week. And the uterus sticking out that much meansyou feel like you're carrying a watermelon
in front, while it starts to become more comfortableto waddle instead of walk. It is supposed to be the size of a soccerball right now. Fine, and it is common to feel muscle crampsin the back from carrying that growing load. I have had muscle cramps. You'll also feel the practice contractionscalled Braxton Hicks contractions That's normal. It is when the contractionsdon't stop and get worse or come with blood you need to go to the emergency room. Many women at this point feel pain when theypoop due to hemorrhoids.
That's one of those things you think onlyhit old people. There are larger veins in the rear due tothe extra fifty percent of bodily fluids switching around your system, while most women sufferconstipation due to dehydration. So constipation plus second trimester equalshemorrhoids. More than half of women at this point developit. And I just thought varicose veins were bad. You are more likely to develop them aroundthis point for the same reason, more blood in your system plus hormones to relax varioustendons and hormones.
At least those will go away after I have thebaby. The spider veins will go away after you havethe baby. Varicose veins may not, and the odds of them occur or getting worse go upwith subsequent children. This is our first child. You should be eating a lot of fiber and drinkinga lot of water to prevent the hemorrhoids, since that's something you can control. Andstart doing kegel exercises. I don't see how that helps. It will tighten the pelvic floor muscles soyou're less likely to leak pee when you sneeze
before or after birth, and it reduces therisk of new piles. That would be way more useful than prenatalyoga. A lot of women get frustrated with their redbleeding gums, due to the extra blood flow in the body. But you need to brush and floss. I've been told to floss twice a day to reducethe bleeding. That was essential plus brushing twice a daywhen you were throwing up in the morning. Now I just have heart burn. You can reduce that by eating more small mealsthroughout the day.
Or taking things to reduce acid. Most of those are fine when you're pregnant,but medications to control stomach acid you need to talk to the about. Yet another time to sleep waiting for the. If you have started snoring, that can be dueto the extra congestion and swelling in the nasal cavities due to hormones. But if itinterferes with your sleep itself, you need to talk to the about sleep apnea. Sure, because I'm not supposed to suffer fromsleep deprivation until after the baby arrives.