Okay, so lately I’ve been trying to get more restorative sleep, which heals the body. Without it, I walk around with brain fog and can get quite cranky.
I had an emotionally-charged day yesterday, did EFT tapping with my son to help with our anxiety issues, and had a quiet evening. So, that helped, but the night is still a challenge for me.
Routinely, I take about 600 mg of Magnesium Citrate at night, along with chamomile tea, and hormone therapy. I also take a small amount of Magnesium during the day for general anxiety and agitation.
I have been adjusting to a higher dose of bioidentical hormones (progesterone), per my lady doctor, which helps me drift off to sleep, but I’m still getting up too early, or tossing and turning at night.
Last night, I went to bed at 10:30 p.m. and woke up at 5 a.m., which is longer than the usual 3 a.m. wake up call. I see improvement.
I ate a protein rich meal around 6 p.m. last night, but think I need to add some oatmeal, raw honey, and coconut oil around 9 p.m. to keep my blood sugar level even, and not wake up hungry.
I hate to eat past 7 pm, but I’d rather get a solid 8-9 hours if that’s what it takes. The extra fat from the coconut oil should do the trick. The raw honey is known for stabilizing blood sugar levels, which I add to my chamomile tea sometimes. No worries about the fat in the coconut oil. It can actually help with weight loss.
This morning at 5:30 a.m., I took 200 mg of Magnesium Citrate to relax and see if I could get back to sleep. I also rubbed some of my topical progesterone cream, which often helps me drift off. Nope. I needed to eat.
So, I’ve been up since 5 am, ate breakfast at 7, finished watching a comedy on my laptop with headphones, and did a quick round of EFT tapping for some anxiety.
Everyone is still sleeping and it’s almost 9. I do love quiet mornings. Maybe this isn’t so bad?
I have to say, I feel pretty awake. Maybe that’s all the sleep I needed last night. I’m sure I’ll need a power nap later, but that’s okay. It’s lazy Sunday anyway.
I’m going to the gym soon. I’m still learning how to master getting a good night’s sleep and will post more about this as I figure it out.
Here’s a link about the science behind sleep disturbances, adrenal fatigue and some solutions. The more you know;)