I have to admit, I’ve had my fair share of sleepless nights.
I’ve learned a thing or two throughout my many years as a professional worrier 😉 I’ve learned that I have to stay off of my phone at least two hours before bed (too much blue light can decrease melatonin), and I can’t watch the news (too emotional). Still, I can read a bit of news (less emotional).
I have a good tip from one of my favorite health experts, Dr. Josh Axe, that I hope you find helpful and one more BIG TIP about improving sleep. Listen to my podcast with EMF expert August Brice for my favorite sleep takeaway.
August Brice is the founder of Tech Wellness. A company that helps protect against EMF (Electromagnetic fields). Exposures to EMFs can cause damage to cells and our DNA.
August started this company after being diagnosed with electromagnetic sensitivity. Because she was physically unable to spend time near electronics, she noticed the dependency her friends and inner circle had on it, and how dangerous it could be to them without them knowing.
We had a surprising conversation about the impact of cell phone radiation on the body and brain. But, of course, we all have cell phones, and most of us have no idea it says to NOT PUT YOUR CELL PHONE NEAR YOUR BODY in the user guide. Well, that certainly was news to me.
My favorite tip from Dr. Axe is taking magnesium! If you find yourself having trouble sleeping, it may be caused by a magnesium deficiency.
Studies have shown that if you have higher magnesium levels in your body, it will provide a deeper sleep. So adding magnesium into your daily vitamins is a big win!
Keep in mind that for magnesium to work, it must be absorbed. So, to balance this out, try taking a combination of magnesium and calcium for better absorption.
If you are looking for a more natural way to incorporate magnesium into your diet, try these foods:
- Goat’s milk kefir
- Pumpkin seeds
- Dark chocolate (yup, this is the winner for me too!)
Dr. Axe also suggests the following snacks to load up on magnesium:
- Half a banana with a few almonds
- Crackers with almond butter
- Gluten-free oatmeal with honey and dark cherries
- Small Ezekial wrap with turkey and cranberries
Figuring out ways to better our health and wellness is tricky, but finding the method that works for us is truly worth the journey. I hope these candid conversations on my podcast and the personal tips that I took away from my journey with cancer provide a starting place for you to take control of your health!
If you ever have questions, ideas, comments….anything……I would love to hear from you! So connect with me on Instagram or send me an email! Together we can take life head-on (in a mindful way, of course).