Dr. Megan Saunders
Dr. Megan Saunders returns to Learn True Health to discuss a very important part of our health: Sleep. “Sleep is not a luxury, it is a requirement.” The four foundations of health are good nutrition, a healthy emotional state (feeling fulfilled), exercising the body, and getting good sleep.
Sometimes stress gets the better of you and keeps you awake. Dr. Megan says you need to process the stress of anger or depression in a way that’s appropriate.
It doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get angry about something, but if it’s an emotion that you are unable to process and it’s keeping you up at night, then that should be addressed.
It’s understandable that parents who also have careers, for instance, stay up late because they want personal time to themselves to watch TV or read a book. But if we do that consistently we are stealing snooze time from ourselves.
Dr. Megan describes the processes performed by the body while we’re asleep, all of which are crucial to our health when we are awake. People who have difficulty falling asleep have different health issues than those who fall asleep easily but wake after a few hours and can’t fall asleep again.
After listening to this podcast you will undoubtedly want to learn more about how you can obtain a restful sleep, night after night.
At learntruehealth.com you will find videos on sleep and a new film featuring a yogi demonstrating meditation and breathing techniques that will enhance your night’s rest.
Here’s What You’ll Discover:
There’s a breathing technique that will help put you to sleep.
Difficulty falling asleep and difficulty staying asleep have two different, treatable causes.
Your cat sleeping next to you in bed may be the reason you can’t sleep.
Your sugar intake might be keeping you awake.
Eat protein before bedtime
Health AH-HA Moment:
The body creates symptoms because it’s the only language the body can speak.
Follow Dr. Megan’s instructions on how to improve your sleep: clean up your diet, practice her breathing exercises, give up screen time beginning one hour before bedtime, darken your bedroom completely, and remove all allergens from the room. Learn about the herbs and tinctures that promote sleep. Heard of Ashwagandha?