Let’s face it. If you are here looking for another “tip” to sleep well, you probably have tried a list of suggestions found on the web recommended by our friend Google —. Like getting a good bed and nice pillows, trying meditation, sipping some “sleep” teas before bed, taking supplements such as melatonin or magnesium, using essential oils, and listening to sleep inducing music. And, they all don’t seem to be working for you. Or worse, you are stuck with sleeping pills, having to put up with its side effects, and you know it’s a spiral effect at the expense of your health.
Why are they not working? And the million dollar answer? You have yet to address your sleep issue at its root.
There are many reasons you might not be sleeping as well as you can. Stress, anxiety, nutrient deficiencies, illness, high cortisol levels (i.e. stress as well), digestion issues, supplements/ stimulants/medications, hormone imbalance, noisy neighbors, puppies, newborns, snoring spouse? eh, it happens.
It may seem obvious for some. But for others, the problem may be deeper than what it appears to be.