Goodbye Sheep: 8 Tips to Help You Get the Best Night's Sleep of Your Life! by Dr. Shayna Mancuso

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9 months ago
Goodbye Sheep: 8 Tips to Help You Get the Best Night's Sleep of Your Life!

Numerous studies have shown that not getting enough shut-eye may increase one's risk of developing certain serious medical conditions. Insufficient sleep has been linked to weight gain, a poorly functioning immune system, hypertension and the inability to retain information. Many studies have suggested a link between heart disease and stroke. Improving our sleep patterns may improve our overall health, so let's work on getting a few more ZZZZZs with these eight tips!

  1. Consider seeing a Sleep Medicine Specialist for an evaluation of a possible sleep disorder. 
  2. Studies have shown that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy may be very beneficial.
  3. Investigate alternative therapies such as meditation, yoga, hypotherapy or essential oils such as Doterra's Serenity Restful blend.
  4. Exercise earlier in the day for at least 30 minutes a day. (Read more here.)
  5. Avoid drinking fluids before bed and eat a light snack 30 minutes before bed.
  6. Caffeine and alcohol should be avoided if your goal is to improve sleep quality.
  7. Keep your surroundings peaceful with a good mattress, dark room, proper temperature and filter sounds – perhaps with a noise machine.
  8. Keep in mind that medications for sleep are NOT a long-term solution.
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Two speeds give you the flexibility to set the volume needed for your environment and sound-masking requirements, then adjust to find the tone that is most pleasing and relaxing to you.
Kelli Schulte
Thanks Dr. Shayna Mancuso for this tip! I love spritzing Lavender on my pillow every night! : ) Instantly relaxes me.
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
I love that Kelli Schulte ! So helpful for us and the little ones too
Janie
Reading this information more than once! I need help on this subject. Thanks !!!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Here's to more shut-eye!
Julie Waltz
I use the dōTERRA Serenity Resftul Blend and Serenity Restful Complex every night. It has made a huge difference in the quality of my sleep!
Kelly Huetteman Scott
I can't live without that second sound machine. It's a calming sound and gets rid of the snoring coming from my husband. Ha!! Ive never heard the light snack BF bed. Does this include dessert?? Yum!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
I love it! As much as I would love to say "yes please" to the extra dessert as the snack..I am thinking a small mix of carbohydrates and protein ( and little less sugar ) may be even better 😉😉
It really does help!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Need these tips for more ZZZs. So important. Thank you, Dr. Shayna Mancuso!
Bkmc23
Such great tips! Thank you!!
EllenRams
Love these tips and I love that White Noise sound machine that is listed!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Thanks Ladies! Which one do you prefer, EllenRams
jennamrose
I'm always trying to learn more about how to get better sleep. Thanks for these practical tips!
tsalcius
Love this...now to just add more hours to the day so we can stay in our PJs just a..little..bit..longer. Thank you Dr. Shayna Mancuso -- great links embedded in there too!
Dieter Schmitz
Yes, Dr. Shayna Mancuso Sleep is key! Thanks for the tips on quality 💤💤💤‼️
SKM
Love my sleep machine, can't do without it!

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