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4 Ways to Get Better Sleep Tonight



Better TV Segment: Sleep

My "Sleep Better" Foods on the Set of the "Better" TV Show

Getting better sleep can require more than just adding a couple of supplements or foods to your diet, but that’s a really great place to start.

Andrea on Better TV

One of the most common reasons that my clients come to see me is to boost their energy levels and to figure out how to get better sleep.

So many of us aren’t sleeping well, and that can affect everything from our focus and concentration to our mood to our weight gain!

Most of us function best on a minimum of 7-8 hours of sleep per night, yet 1 in 3 of us get 6.5 hours of sleep per night or less. Are you one of them?
Why we need our sleep:

Lack of sleep leads to all sorts of unwanted, un-fun health problems: increased fatigue, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, shortened lifespan, suppressed immune system, increased risk of depression and diabetes, and those of us with sleep problems are twice as likely to feel stressed and tired.

Would you like to wake up without an alarm clock?

If that sounds crazy to you, then you’re not getting enough sleep. When you’re well-rested and getting enough shut-eye, your body will tell you when its time to get up and you don’t need to rely on a jarring alarm clock to rip you from your sleep.

Beyond your daily diet, you must also take a look at your lifestyle to figure out what might be affecting sleep: How are your stress levels? What are you doing to de-stress and relax daily? What exercise are you getting, and what time do you go to bed every night? All of these factors can be part of the puzzle when it comes to figuring out what’s going to work best for you and your specific body when it comes to getting the sleep you want.