Still tired after 8 hours of sleep?

Still tired after 8 hours of sleep?

 Fatigue can come as a result of many factors, but it almost always points to the beginning of deeper issues, if not addressed.

When a client of mine expresses fatigue, I immediately help them begin to safely detox the liver. When the liver experiences congestion from metabolic waste, prescription medications, processed foods & sugars, heavy metals, pesticides, environmental toxins, and stresses, it can create an environment where fatigue can set in.

Instead of seeking out medications, it is best to try to address your nutrition and sleep habits. Who wouldn’t love a natural solution? So, give it a try. Here are some pointers:

Sleep schedules can get fairly “messed up” given the blue light emitted from mobile devices and computers, effects of stimulants like caffeine, and not getting to bed at a decent time. Usually bedtimes before 10:30pm are best. It is great to establish a calming nighttime routine that allows your body to “settle in” to a place of relaxation.

There are also supplements which have helped my clients and me, personally, to sleep well. Here are a few of my go-tos: I enjoy Sleepy Time tea, a quality magnesium supplement (like Garden of Life Whole Food Magnesium (raspberry lemon flavor) or ZMA, and, every once in a while, a low dose of melatonin. If you’d rather spray on your magnesium, I highly recommend “EASE” magnesium spray, available online. It works magnificently when taken according to the directions.

In addition, having a starch or food that contains tryptophan (like sweet potatoes or organic turkey) can help you sleep.

Healing the gut is a big deal if you struggle with chronic sleep issues and fatigue. The gut is like the “second brain”, helping to facilitate production of hormones and regulating your immunity (among other functions!). Most people think that you just need to supplement with a good probiotic to help heal your gut – but there’s actually another very important step to take – getting rid of the existing dysbiosis (negative conditions with the microbiome).

Lastly, and really – “firstly”, the state of a person’s soul and spiritual life is critical in helping produce a feeling of refreshment after sleeping. “It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones. (Psalm 127:2)

Being in a restored relationship with the Lord provides a foundation for getting some EPIC Zzzzs! “You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly. You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked.” (Proverbs 3:24-25 NLT)

All in all, we are 3-in-1: we are complex creatures who need to address each facet of our lives to ensure we sleep well. We have just touched on the “tip” here.

If you’re struggling with waking up feeling tired, I’d love to hear from you.

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