Haven't been sleeping well for more than a week? Wake up feeling restless and in desperate need for caffeine? If you answered 'yes' to both of these questions, maybe it's time to figure out what's behind your sleepless nights.
What you do in the day affects how you sleep. Habits such as naps, stress and caffeine all affect your ability to get good quality sleep later in the night. The ability to sleep is linked to how well your system is synced with your circadian rhythm. If your daytime energy and stress hormonal system is off, it affects how easily you fall and stay asleep. In the ideal scenario, we have good energy in the day - as the sun peaks - which should gently decline with the sun. This leads to the production of melatonin which helps you fall asleep at night.
If you are still struggling to clock in good quality sleep, let us help you figure out some of the potential reasons behind it:
Stress/ high emotions: Are you doing too much in the day that contributes to the build up of pressure?
Coffee: Are you having coffee too late? How much?
Naps: Are you over doing daytime sleep?
Nutrition: Are you consuming too much sugar? Does your diet consist of inflammatory causing foods?
Environment: Are you overusing electronics? Does your room have too much noise or light?
Find yourself answering 'yes' to most of these questions? It's time to figure out how you can start working on improving your sleep - step-by-step! Here at The Nutrition Clinic, you see more than just a nutritionist–– we get down to the details to help you achieve the results you want.
Arrange a consultation with us today–let us help you get back the sleep you’ve been dreaming about!