5 Steps for Better Sleep, Starting Tonight

Amazing Oils / Published: August-01-2019

The human body requires minerals to function. They are fundamental for nerve transmission, muscle contraction, bone health, immune system health and metabolism.
 
The minerals required by the human body fall into two categories:
1. Macro-minerals
2. Micro-minerals
 
Macro (think BIG) minerals are present at larger levels in the body and are required in larger amounts in the diet. These include magnesium, chloride, sulfur, sodium, calcium, potassium and phosphorous.
 
Micro (think SMALL) minerals, often referred to as trace minerals, are present at lower levels in the body and are required in smaller amounts in the diet.
These include iron, zinc, fluoride, copper, zinc, chromium, iodine, selenium, manganese, cobalt and molybdenum.

Mineral Supplementation

Reaching your daily mineral requirements through diet alone can be difficult. Keep in mind that the mineral content of our food has diminished significantly over time due to over-farming and that supplementation may assist in the prevention of mineral deficiency when dietary intake is inadequate.

World best-selling author, health expert and owner of Huffington Post, Ariana Huffington says her health and financial success is due to 'getting a good night's sleep.' Watch her TED talk here.
 
Sleep time and quality is important for our well-being. Even after one night of inadequate sleep, we may suffer short-term health effects including increased stress, disturbed mood and an impaired ability to concentrate. Despite this, Arianna says our society is in 'a sleep deprivation crisis'.

Add these 5 steps to your bed-time routine to enhance sleep:

Pro-Tip: Daily Mineral Cocktail

1. Create a bedroom environment that is dark and cool.

Exposure to even low levels of light have been shown to affect sleep quality and disrupt sleep cycles.
 
Core body temperature also has a lot to do with quality of sleep. When you fall asleep, your body temperature drops to conserve energy. In a hot bedroom, your body will struggle to reach and maintain the optimal temperature for sleep, resulting in impaired sleep quality.

It is important to replace minerals after you sleep. As part of your morning routine, try a daily mineral cocktail. This is also a great way to hydrate and 'wake you up'.

RECIPE:

  • Lemon juice (quarter lemon)
  • 1 pinch Himalayan Rock Salt
  • 350ml Spring water/Artesian water

2. Limit Screen Time

Turn off your laptop and television at least 45 minutes before your bedtime and don’t charge your phone next to your bed.

Many of us spend the majority of our day in front of screens. Screen time before bed suppresses melatonin and keeps your brain alert. Your mind needs time to unwind and relax into sleep with natural light only.

Himalayan Rock Salt Benefits

Whereas table salt is processed to give it a fine texture (stripping it of natural trace minerals), Himalayan salt is minimally processed and contains up to 84 additional minerals and trace elements!

These include macro-minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium and calcium and micro-minerals like iron and molybdenum. These minerals are also the cause of the famous pink colour.

3. Magnesium

Apply Amazing Oils Magnesium Pro onto the tops of your feet/back of the legs.

Daily use helps enhance sleep quality, relieve restless sleep and reduce mild muscle spasms that might otherwise wake you up during the night.

Lemon Juice Benefits

Lemon Juice has small amounts of potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus but the greatest benefit is the Vitamin C content. The juice of a quarter of a lemon contains approximately 35% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C.

Springwater Benefits

Hydration is one of the most important things to consider in your morning routine. We lose body fluid as we breathe during the evening - particularly if you are a mouth breather. Be aware that an excessively warm room can also add to fluid loss.

Try choosing spring water over tap water for morning hydration as spring water often has a higher mineral content than your regular tap water.

4. Journal

Journalling can be an effective way to quiet the mind.

Start by writing a list of what you’re grateful for before bed. It’s also a great way to make sure your blessings get the closing scene of the night.

5. Do Some Light Stretching

We hold a lot of stress and tension in our bodies. Light stretching before bed allows us to reset and relax. New habits should be relatively non-invasive to your current routine, so don't worry about becoming a yogi overnight... You can start with a simple hamstring stretch - try to touch your toes!


Any claims made throughout this blog post relate to our Magnesium PRO Spray, AUST L 299947.

References:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15637215

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=nutrientprofile&dbid=44

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5318167/

https://www.sleepfoundation.org/articles/connection-between-hydration-and-sleep


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