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11 Tips That Can Help You Sleep Better - Checklist

Check out the list of 11 Tips that can help you sleep better. Weather you struggle to fall asleep and/or stay asleep every night, read our post.

Sleep is a condition of body and mind which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended. Weather you struggle to fall asleep and/or stay asleep every night, read our post. No matter what the reason may be that causes you to have a poor sleep, your body takes a big hit. 

 Getting a Good Nights Restorative Sleep is Important for Weight Loss and Anti-Stress.

Studies found that those not getting enough sleep were more likely to store more fat, have a bigger appetite and overeat and, finally, less energy during the day. When we don’t sleep well our hunger hormone increases and our fullness hormone leptin decreases. When you don’t get enough sleep, your immune system can’t work as efficiently to defend you from all the toxins you encounter outside every day. This leads to higher chances of your catching an illness too. If you’re suffering from a continuous sleeping problem, we can help you get to snoozing’ with these top 11 tips:


1. NO MORE CAFFEINE AFTER 2 P.M.

Cut off your caffeine intake when the clock hits 2 p.m. Research found that the quality of your sleep is diminished if you consume caffeine even 6 hours before going to bed.

2. AVOID EATING RIGHT BEFORE BEDTIME

Your eating/snacking activity should be done no later than 3 hours before you head to bed. If you eat too late, you force your digestive system to work at the time when it should be resting. This would negatively affect your sleep quality.

3. CONSUME ALGAE

Add a variety of algae to your meals to help you sleep better. Did you know that Eternal Delight Ocean contains high amounts of B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, tryptophan and omega 3 fatty acids, all essential nutrients for quality sleep. Essential amino acid tryptophan is needed to produce serotonin in the brain. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is considered the scarcest amino acid in a regular diet. Human clinical studies showed that a lack of tryptophan in the body leads to insomnia. Calcium and magnesium relax the body and B vitamins are essential for stress relief. Further Products containing algae: Deep Green Protein Powder, Lush Wellness PowderExtreme Greens Instant Juice, Green Delight Instant Juice.


4. MIX IN ADAPTOGENS

Other superfoods powders to mix into your daily routine are Anti-Inflammatory, Bodacious, Soothe and Longevity. Adaptogens work synergistically and have been shown to reduce cortisol levels in the body – the hormone that increases when you’re stressed, leading to sleepless nights.

5. INCLUDE HERBS

Chamomile and valerian are well known herbs that are used to treat sleeping disorders. Imagine combining herbs and getting the most benefits for a better sleep. Then go for our Calm Time Tea,  Immunity Tea, Love Tea, Sunshine TeaVivid Tea and Chai Delight. Most people agree it’s simply the warmth of the drink that lulls you to sleep, so if you think a warm drink will relax you – it will. Plus the whole ritual of making a cup of tea can be quite relaxing and put your body into a routine." Further teas: Valerian-Lemon Balm Tea, Chamomile-Peppermint Tea and Chai Spice.


6. AVOID WORKING OUT AFTER DINNER

Exercising may make you feel tired afterwards, but it also stimulates your body. And the excitement can prevent you from falling asleep.

7. AVOID BLUE LIGHT

This means saying goodnight to your phones, laptops and iPads earlier than right before going off to bed. The light interferes with your body’s melatonin production (melatonin is a hormone that induces that sleepy feeling). If you need to use your computer late at night, you can use flux, which is a computer program that adjusts the blue light emitting from your computer screen. 


8. CHILL YOUR BEDROOM

You reach the deeper stage of sleep when you’re in a colder environment. Bring down your bedroom temperature to a range between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius.

9. KEEP THE ROOM AS DARK & QUIET AS POSSIBLE

The light gives your mind & body the impression that it’s still daytime so darken your room as much as you can. Put on an eye mask if necessary. If you live in a noisy area, investing in earplugs would be beneficial.

10. BE IN BED BY 10PM AT NIGHT

We know this may be challenging but this really works (especially with all the above tips applied). You’ll feel so revitalised and energised the next day (and will get more done!) When you go to sleep before 10pm it is much easier to fall asleep and have a restful night. The later past 10pm you go to bed the harder it is to sleep.

11. LAST BUT NOT LEAST

…And if you really can’t sleep – try our Deep Sleep Powder, which can be enjoyed cold or warm, just make sure to take it 30 minutes before going to bed. 

Sweet Dreams!

06 November 2016 by eternal delight