As you lie in bed, watching the ceiling, listening to your partner snore like a chainsaw, you simply haven’t had time to wind down. You finally fall asleep, but you wake up four hours later in the wee hours of the morning and are unable to get back to sleep.
Why can’t you sleep? You’re tired, so why can’t you?
The poor nutrition we choose in our daily lives sometimes throws off our physical sleep cycles. Our bodies need important nutrients to function correctly and run smoothly when we eat fast food on the run. If a diet is improper, the body will only work for a limited time before something gives.
The truth is that many people wake up at least once in the middle of the night, which impacts their rest and prevents them from getting the full benefits of a full night’s rest. If you want to avoid waking up in the middle of the night, you can do a few things.
Use Compounded Supplements
Various natural remedies can help you get a good night’s sleep. These include melatonin, valerian, magnesium, and chamomile, among others. This being said, there’s no definitive evidence that they will help you with insomnia. It is best if you consult your healthcare professional before using these supplements. Many people already use various vitamins, supplements, or other nutritions for other ailments. If you don’t want your medications to negate each other or cause a side effect, it is best to get it compounded from a compounding pharmacy. Another benefit is that instead of taking multiple pills, you could compound them and reduce the number. A compounding pharmacist can integrate multiple key ingredients into a single formulation for your benefit.
You could use melatonin for sleep control. Melatonin is a hormone that might be effective for sleep disorders or jet lag. There isn’t much evidence that it’ll be as effective for insomnia. Also, you should not use melatonin if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding as it may increase the effects of warfarin, a blood thinner.
Another good option is Valerian, a herb used to improve sleep quality. It could be very beneficial and safe if taken in the recommended doses.
Additionally, magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate could promote a better night’s sleep by affecting certain neurotransmitters that are calming to the body. However, excessive dosages can result in diarrhea. If you are pregnant, please consult your Obstetrician/Gynecologist.
You can generally consider chamomile tea to be safe and effective at helping you fall asleep.
Create a Routine
A bedtime routine is important for preparing your body for a restful night’s sleep. Warm baths, herbal teas, and avoiding the bright lights of televisions and phones are helpful.
Get the Right Food
Late at night, avoid foods that will spike your blood sugar levels because they are high on the glycemic index. To promote a restful state, limit alcohol and carb-rich foods.
Breathe meditatively to help release stress and let go of the worries of the day. To calm down an overactive brain, engage in meditative breathing before going to bed to relax.
A night of deep and sound sleep is vital for you to wake up the next morning, ready to tackle anything. Without your sleep, you will not only feel tired and lethargic all day, but it will also adversely affect your health in the long run. For more information about compounding medications, contact us, and we would be happy to help.
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