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6 Simple Hacks for Better Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important times of the day. There are simple habits that have a profound affect on how well you sleep. Here are 6 simple hacks to better sleep!
Jun 6, 2022 | Joy McCarthy

Sleep is one of the most important times of the day, if not, the most important! Not only does it help us look great, but it is essential to help us feel great too. Let's review some of the health benefits of 7-9 hours of shut-eye. 

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In my latest video, I review 6 simple sleep hacks.

6 Simple Sleep Hacks for Better Sleep

1. Set the Right Room Temperature.

Having a cool room ensures that your body temp will drop so you can get deep, restful sleep. A higher core body temperature has been associated with a decrease in restorative slow-wave sleep.

2. Know when Blue Light is Best.

Recent research has shown that exposure to blue-light emitting devices such as cell phones, televisions, and computers prolongs the time it takes to fall asleep, delays the circadian clock, suppresses levels of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin, reduces the amount and delays the timing of REM sleep. BUT, and that's a big uppercase but because not all blue light is bad. The biggest source of blue light is from the sun which you need to stay alert.

3. Get Natural Sunlight In The Morning.

Sunshine helps to regulate our circadian rhythm , which manages our sleep/wake cycles.

Our circadian clock uses light and dark signals to predict what to do in the future: when to prepare you to be active and when to prepare you to sleep.

4. Manage Stress.

Stress hormones such as adrenalin, cortisol, etc. increase arousal and play a role in insomnia. By managing stress levels, you can produce the right hormones at the right time in the right amount to help you achieve deep and restful sleep.

5. Stimulate the Relaxation Response.

Activating the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) is a key to deep and restorative sleep - it’s literally called rest & digest mode! A simple way to activate our PNS is through deep breathing.

Try my favourite 4-7-8 breathing exercise or experiment with diaphragmatic breathing to calm the brain and body and get those Zs! Also know that there are herbs that can help promote stress relief and relaxation too.

6. Try a natural Health Supplement.

Deep Sleep Genuine Health Supplement

Genuine Health’s new Sleep Supplement is jam-packed with ingredients to support healthy sleep including reishi, GABA, L-theanine, magnesium and melatonin. Let's take a closer look at each ingredient.

  • Reishi Mushroom: This is an adaptogenic mushroom and it reduces length of time it takes to fall asleep, increases sleep time, and improves sleep quality.
  • GABA & L-Theanine: These ingredients work together to support sleep by signalling to the brain via the gut to lower stress and enhance alpha-wave activity in the brain to support restorative sleep.
  • Magnesium Bisglycinate: This is a highly absorbable and gentle form of magnesium that reduces anxiety and promotes a sense of calm to help deepen sleep.
  • Melatonin: This is the primary hormone that regulates our sleep/wake cycle and circadian rhythm.

A sleep supplement is a great choice and can help if:

  • You have a busy or ruminating mind before bed.
  • You have trouble winding down at the end of the day.
  • You’re stressed or feel like you’ve hit a wall.
  • You have trouble falling and/or staying asleep.
  • You’re not waking up feeling refreshed.

Use my code "GHJOYOUS20" to save 20% off Genuine Health's Deep Sleep supplement.

There you have it, 6 hacks to help you sleep better. I truly hope this does help you given the importance of sleep for our wellbeing.

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Joy xo

PS. This post is sponsored by Genuine Health but all opinions are my own. :)

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