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Melatonin: The Secret to Restorative Sleep

Ann Liden Specialized Kinesiology

It is common for people to give up sleep, especially when they are pressed for time. But this is a big mistake! Good quality sleep is vital for balanced hormones, and balanced hormones have a positive impact on your total health and well being.

Sleep deprivation can perpetuate a vicious cycle of excess stress hormones (insulin and cortisol), lower sleep-inducing melatonin, and also lower growth hormones.

Melatonin calms our nervous system while we sleep. It is also a powerful antioxidant that maintains youthfulness, boosts our energy and helps us to resist infections. It aids in turning on the body’s nighttime repair processes and the release of growth hormones to do it’s magic: rebuilding our skin, bone and muscle while we sleep.

Melatonin production is impaired if you take aspirin or ibuprofen regularly, consume caffeinated foods and drinks, drink alcohol or smoke.

There are a number of things you can do to boost your melatonin:

  • Do not eat or exercise three hours before bedtime
  • Make sure your bedroom is completely dark
  • Keep electrical devices at least three feet away from your bed
  • Reduce computer or TV before bed
  • Sleep in a cool environment

Specialized Kinesiology can help you discover what is blocking you from a deep restorative sleep. There are many stressors in the body and mind that interfere with sleep and through gentle muscle testing our Certified Specialized Kinesiology Practitioner Ann Liden can help correct the imbalances that keep you awake at night. Assessing your your lifestyle, level of melatonin, and balancing your hormones is the first step to a good night sleep.

Ann Liden is a Certified Specialized Kinesiology Practitioner, Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a Certified Practitioner of Hypnotherapy. She previously worked as a Medical Laboratory Technologist for twenty years

This article was written by Pure Light Laser