Improve your sleep space
Remove electronics and install blackout curtains in your bedroom.
Avoid stimulation after 9 pm. If you need help falling asleep, consider a supplement such as magnesium, take an UltraBath, or utilize an app like Headspace.
Eat a starchy vegetable at dinner
Waking up during the night can be cause by insufficient sugar in the blood. Eating a dense carbohydrate at dinner provides a slow release of sugar throughout the night. Examples: sweet potato, white potato, yuca, plantain, cassava, taro, lotus root, butternut squash.
Minimize stress before dinner
Unreleased stress and anxiety from our day can interfere with our progress towards sleep.
Take deep breaths before an after a stressful situation, and before eating.
Engage in mild, moderate, or intense physical activity before dinner. Preferably in the first 12 hours of your day.
Stretch. Meditate. Participate in an activity that makes you happy.
Magnesium Glycinate can help. If you don’t eat sea vegetables and you aren’t eating food grown in mineralized soil, you are probably magnesium deficient and could improve your sleep by working on this deficient nutrient. What’s awesome is that many other things improve too!
Sometimes the real issue with sleep is your sleep routine. You can’t get 8 hours of good sleep if go to bed at midnight but have to get up at 6! Changing our priorities, our sleep habits and routine requires us to…change! Which is hard. If you would like assistance here, I recommend a Functional Health Coach.