Why is sleep such a struggle? 

If you are anything like us and millions of other people on this planet, sleep can sometimes be a major struggle. We’re either sleeping too much or not enough. Most people prefer to stay away from the pharmaceutical approach to aid in sleep because there are so many negative side effects. Some complain of sleep walking, and some can’t function the next day. It’s just not the best option for so many of us. So to start, it’s important that you know what Melatonin is. Melatonin is a hormone released by the pineal gland and it is in charge of our sleep and wake cycle. Most of us don’t have the best sleep hygiene, therefore our pineal gland isn’t really pumping the  melatonin that we need. Don’t get discouraged though, there are things that you can do to aid in your own natural production and if you still can’t find relief, Melatonin supplements are a go-to for many of us. 

Sleep hygiene isn’t one of those things that we all learn, like tying our shoes. Some of us learn in adulthood because nothing else seems to work for us and we aren’t functioning like we know we should be. So here are some helpful tips for good sleep hygiene.

Good Sleep Hygiene = Healthier You 

 

Sleep Hygiene Tips

  • Keeping a clean and neat bedroom has been proven to tremendously aid in sleep when it’s time to rest. 
  • No screen time for two hours before bed. We know that seems almost impossible this day in age. Starting with at least one hour before bed can also make a world of difference in your sleep pattern. 
  • Having a routine before bed that you stick to can also be beneficial. When you are bathing and getting cleaned up, throw in a couple of extra self care moments instead of picking up your phone. See our self care products here. 
  • Stretching before bed is a great addition to your sleep hygiene. 

One of the most important things you can do is setting a healthy routine that is focused on calming and quieting your system before bed. Doing this lets your body know that sleep is where you are headed, so its time for the hormones to get in line and do their job. 

It’s quite common that even with good sleep hygiene, you will still notice a need for a boost in getting the best rest. If you are noticing this, you aren’t alone. This is where Melatonin supplements can really bring healthy sleep back into your life. Our bodies benefit greatly from Melatonin just as it does rest. Melatonin is known to aid in immune support, helps with emotional balance, stress response, weight control, blood sugar regulation, reproductive health, it can help with inflammation, and even slows aging. If you are struggling with your sleep, look no further, Melatonin supplements may be just what you need to calm your system and get the rest that you deserve. 

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