How much sleep did you get last night!!!

I know that at times getting adequate sleep or even getting to sleep can have it's difficulties. But because I know that to feel good I have made a conscious effort in regards to my sleep and these are the reasons why and some tips I use to ensure that I get it
Adequate hours and quality of sleep help to:
~ Metabolize carbohydrates properly
~ Maintain leptin and growth hormones...
~ Increase energy levels
~ Increase cognitives abilities
~ Maintain proper blood pressure and insulin resistance
~ Decrease anxiety and perceived stress
~ Repair muscle

My helpful suggestions to get better night's sleep!

Have your bedroom a Tech free zone meaning - NO cell phones, laptops, etc. in bed! this is a BIG NO!
Schedule your sleep time and stick to it!
Listen to a relaxation CD
Relax with a warm bath or shower before bedtime
Don't go to bed angry, if there has been an argument in the house even if it is not your fault, say you are sorry that you hate arguing, then let go and head off for some peaceful, well deserved sleep.
If you have to eat late, make it a light meal say for example fish and salad.
No heavy exercise before bed, some light stretching may be helpful
Avoid caffeine after 2:00 PM

If you're someone who struggles to get enough rest, I want you to dedicate yourself to implementing these suggestions 1 week. Then let me know how you're doing by writing me a comment and tagging me. Here's to a better nights sleep! You and your body deserve it.

Author's Bio: 

Hi I’m Julie,
Your Health & Lifestyle Coach Specialist
(Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine)

I learnt very early in my life that there was much more to health than meets the eye

To achieve “Optimal Health” is about taking control of every aspect of YOU and YOUR LIFE:

That “Optimal Health” is only possible when we understand the unity of our mind, emotions connections to our physical body then our soul that inner voice that knows what is good and not good for us: Not to aim for Perfection but for Connection.

I love to work with people who dedicated who want to succeed in all areas of their life with the understanding that "Health is the very foundation for this to be possible"

So for over 26 years, I have worked with thousands of people in clinical practice prescribing herbal & homoeopathic remedies: implementing dietary changes so as to accommodate the best nutrition and life balance possible:Group and individual Health & Lifestyle Coaching to achieve the Happiest, Healthiest and Most Successful Life Possible.

My Professional Qualifications include Diplomas in Naturopathic, Herbal: Homoeopathic & Nutritional Medicine: Remedial & Therapeutic Massage Therapy: Body Mind Balancing Cognitive Counselling, Life Coaching & Massage: & Natural Beauty:

1.I love to watch movies that are based on true life stories with all the aspects of Life, love, romance, challenges and best of all happy endings.
2.I am born and bred Australian, South Australian with an English, German and Italian background
3.I didn’t commence my formulative studies until I was 28 years of age
4.I am so totally in Love with my husband of now 42 years
5.My family is the most important aspect of my life
6.I am totally passionate and focused on Health and Aging Well.
7.I love Healthy, Fresh food and Dining out
8.I try to go without drinking wine, but I have to admit that when we go out for dinner or have friends over, I do enjoy the odd glass or two of Savion Blanc
9.I love my early morning walks, just seeing the sun come up and the birds singing is just AWESOME
10.I want to live overseas for three months
11.I am obsessed with self-development books and CD’s
12.I love writing, sharing all the great things about life
13.I love hearing my clients life stories and sharing mine
14.I am living proof that by taking charge of your life will allow you to follow your passions, give you the opportunity of to age with great health and vitality.

Julie Doherty N.D
Accredited Member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society