Quick & Easy Hacks for Your Best Night’s Sleep
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This episode is all about the lifestyle changes around sleep that women need to make ASAP.
Shawna Robins is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and the CEO of Kaia Heath, her focus is to support corporate executives, business owners and CEOs to find better health, wellness and balance in their busy lives.
In this podcast, we cover:
- Why women are not sleeping well at night
- How your daytime choices are affecting your sleep
- Types of things that will benefit your sleep
- Why you need a sleep sanctuary
- Tips and tricks to sleeping with your partner
- Why we need seven to nine uninterrupted hours of sleep
- Hacks for falling asleep faster
Why are women so sick?
It’s because of the way that we live our lives. Many women are suffering from the superwoman syndrome, or they are suffering from the martyr mom syndrome. Women typically fall in either category, depending on how they grew up. It’s time to break this! Let’s stand in our own power and stop making ourselves sick. Instead, we want to make ourselves healthy.
Our bodies need seven to nine hours of uninterrupted sleep a night. If you’re not getting this sleep, then we need to be aware of the daytime choices that we are making. Nutrition will have a massive impact on the quality of sleep we get at night. Food is medicine, after all! Make sure you are eating whole foods rather than packaged goods. It’s time to make sure that you are cooking and working with top-quality meats, fish, and produce.
Ideally, you do not want to eat anything or drink anything three hours before bedtime. Digestion takes a ton of energy from your body. When you drop into your first sleep cycle, your body needs to be resting instead of digesting. If you’re digesting, then you aren’t going to go into your sleep cycles. Make sure to cut off your food well before bedtime.
Shawna gives tips on the types of things that will benefit our sleep. Walking outside and breathing will help you relax and calm your nervous system down. Also, drinking water throughout the day is essential. Chat with someone that makes you feel good. Listen to the beautiful music that you find relaxing. After eating, start some stretching. Watching Netflix is not something that is going to calm you down before bed.
Later, Shawna explains the importance of a sleep sanctuary. When we have lights in our room, our bodies will not fall asleep and stay asleep all night. Light will harm our sleep. Make sure that your room is dark and you cannot see any light from the window or door. Another way to improve your sanctuary is by making sure the temperature of the room is correct. You can also use a weighted blanket to drop cortisol levels.
Stay tuned as we talk about sleep hacks for falling asleep faster, encouraging our kids to sleep more, and why napping is hurtful.
Shawna’s message for the world is that women do not give themselves enough credit. Women need to look at sleep, eating well, and exercising as an act of self-love.
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Kaia Health: https://kaiahealthcoach.com
Email Shawna: [email protected]
Powerful Sleep: www.powerfulsleepbook.com
Shawna’s LinkedIn: /shawna-mckinley-robins-a545594/
Shawna’s Facebook: /kaiahealthcoach
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Please note the following medical disclaimer: By listening to this podcast you understand that this video is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor with any questions you may have regarding your health or medical condition.