Energy Crisis Mode
I’ve been dealing with insomnia for 7 years now. It has progressively gotten worse as time goes on. Since sleep is cumulative, something has to give.
Since it’s it’s extremely important to get rest at night, I’ve exhausted many resources including various blood tests, sleeping aides, exercise, yoga, meditation, therapy, etc. The blood tests return at normal levels, the sleep aides might work for a couple hours, and exercise tends to help a little.
How does one alleviate deprivation mode?
I decided to explore my diet and nutrition habits. Researching is a huge hobby of mine, so it didn’t take long to come up with some possible solutions.
Nutrition and sleep are best friends pic.twitter.com/dTF0ROyvKx
— Ty Swank (@tswank99) July 8, 2016
This regiment has helped me get an average of 4-5 hours of sleep per night:
- Meat is extremely hard for the body to digest, so I gave it up.
- B-vitamins (especially B12) are crucial to increase energy levels during the day. Since I have more energy during the day, I get more done and am wiped out by bedtime.
- Methylcobalamin is more absorbent than Cyanocobalamin as -methyl is derived from food sources.
- GABA helps to control nerve impulses and helps to slow down brain activity.
- Calcium and vitamin D combos help the body to absorb nutrition. (Vitamin D is also a natural anti-depressant for anyone on that spectrum of health issues).
- I turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes prior to retiring.
- If I have a sleepless night, reading and going for short walks help occasionally.
These routines have improved my physical and mental health due to getting more shut eye. I hope that everyone gets the sleep they need tonight and every night.
Until next time,