The Sleep Solution is a “must-have” e-book for anyone who has kids who can’t get to sleep at night, as well as for anyone who has had trouble sleeping themselves. Rich with information, practical advice and tips for healthy sleep, this e-book should be on the shelves of everyone’s healthy living library.
Are you Having Trouble Falling Asleep?
Did you know that there are several different kinds of insomnia?
Even if falling asleep isn’t a problem for you, you may be suffering from sleep maintenance insomnia. This happens when you wake up often during the night and do not feel rested the next day.
In fact, if you feel fatigued, irritable, exhausted and unable to think clearly as a normal part of your day, you could be suffering from insomnia, even if you do not notice any difficulties sleeping.
What are the Typical Solutions for Insomnia?
If you go to your doctor because of sleep difficulties, chances are you will be given a pill to help you get to sleep.
The problem with sleeping pills is that they do not address the real problem causing insomnia. They can also become addictive. In many cases they do not even really work, and even though you may be able to get to sleep at night, you still wake up in the morning feeling fatigued.
In The Sleep Solution: End Your Insomnia Naturally, Emily Benfit offers natural remedies for getting a good night’s sleep, every night, and overcoming insomnia. Benfit shows how drugs don’t work but that glucose and stress hormones are usually the culprits causing restless nights and the symptoms of insomnia.
if you are suffering from insomnia, some of the subjects covered in this book will help you discover ways to improve your hormone balance and get the rest you need. Topics discussed include:
- How sleep works and the real reason why you need it
- The truth behind circadian rhythms and how they can help you get a good night’s sleep
- How supplying nutrients by eating the right foods can produce healthy sleeping patterns
- Supplements that you can use to help you sleep better, and those you should avoid
- How to create the right kind of environment for healthy sleep
- How light therapy can help you get a good night’s sleep
- The best way to create schedules and routines for sleep and stick to them!
- How to handle it when you wake up in the middle of the night
- Food recipes that support sleeping well
What About Melatonin?
You may have tried melatonin in the past if you are having trouble sleeping. You may be so desperate you will try anything just to get a good night’s sleep! Some healthy living experts recommend melatonin because it is a natural hormone produced in the body and it is related to sleep.
These are not good enough reasons to use melatonin to treat insomnia!
Benfit says that not only is there not a shred of scientific evidence to show that melatonin is effective as a sleep aid, but that it may even be dangerous to use. The following are just some of the consequences that might occur if you use melatonin regularly as a sleep aid:
- Can be dangerous for anyone with heart problems because it causes vasoconstriction of the brains, organs and heart.
- Could cause autoimmune disease due to its ability to shrink and involute the thymus gland.
- Shrinks genitals.
- Inhibits progesterone, which down-regulates thyroid function.
- Increases the heart rate and perpetuates stress cycles
- Inhibits fertility
“When you think of melatonin, think stress, stress, stress. Even with all
these dangers aside, the hormone is simply not designed to induce sleep….As we know, glucose metabolism is central to sleep health. When cellular energy production (glucose metabolism) goes down, adrenaline goes up in direct response. And when adrenaline goes up, melatonin follows. Minimize melatonin, and you’ll help your body stay de-stressed and sleep better during the night.”
About Emily Benfit of Butter Believer
Emily Benfit is a real food advocate, researcher and a self-confessed lover of sleep. She writes about nutrition and unconventional wellness.
Emily’s own problems with sleep led her to do the necessary research to find out why she was suffering from insomnia. As a result, she found out why we need sleep, why we have trouble sleeping, and how to solve the problem of not getting enough of it during the night.PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.
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