Okay, not getting enough sleep seems to be very common. Ad after ad for pills (both natural and chemical) to help you sleep are advertised on the TV, in social media, emails, etc. etc.
There are many reasons you can’t sleep, a lot of people think they need melatonin and others want to knock themselves out with natural herbs such as valerian root or kava kava.
A much better solution is to figure out what is going on and address that.
First, it may be due to what you are eating or drinking that has too much caffeine. That is easily handled by not drinking or eating too much (chocolate has caffeine) and if you do make sure it is early in the day.
Don’t over exercise. It creates sleeping problems, try low stress exercise and taking long walks late in the day – walking is low stress & you are getting lots of oxygen. Get out and look around and look into the distance.
A high pulse rate can interrupt your sleep. It can be that your pH is too acidic. It can be due to a potassium deficiency – potassium lowers your pulse rate and calms the nervous system down. And don’t eat too many refined carbohydrates that deplete the body of potassium. You can get a lot of potassium & magnesium from vegetables, if you can digest it. If you can digest, eat 7-10 cups of veggies and salads. Recommended Electrolyes.
Meat, fish and eggs are high in phosphates. This will excelarate the nervous system – don’t eat too much protein especially late at night.
Don’t eat fat at night, as that can irritate the gallbladder and digestion. Eat fats earlier in the day.
Prevent upsets such as watching the news – watch a comedy or read a book.
It may be your adrenals Overactive adrenals will stop you from sleeping. If you are waking up at 2 AM it is adrenal. Too low or two high cortisol – bumps you out of sleep. Improve the Adrenals. Meanwhile you can take the Sleep Aid which is made for the Adrenals. See Adrenal Exhaustion
Hope this helps.
MORE tips to come. Here’s to better sleep!