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Counting Too Many Sheep? Let us Help You Find Better Sleep!

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🆘💤Are stress, worries and a disrupted routine robbing your sleep?💤🆘

😴Getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night not only leaves you more energized and better prepared to deal with stress – it also lowers your risk to many diseases! So let’s be proactive and stay healthy so we can support our families, loved ones and be strong for our communities!🤜🏻🤛🏻

Here is Part 3 of our series of health and wellness tips – make sure to LIKE our Facebook page and LIKE & SHARE our posts so you don’t miss out on the next one! All health tips can be found here on this blog as well. 

❓HOW DO I RECOGNIZE THERE MAY BE A PROBLEM Chronic lack of sleep is not always straight forward to recognize! Here are some of the signs:

⚠️ difficulty falling asleep or waking up in the morning
⚠️ daytime drowsiness
⚠️ ’zoning out’ during a conversation or a task
⚠️ altered memory or judgement
⚠️ difficulty concentrating
⚠️ difficulty making even simple decisions
⚠️ clumsiness and/or slower reaction times
⚠️ feeling emotional for no apparent reason
⚠️ snoring / sleep apnea
⚠️ waking up frequently during the night with difficulty returning to sleep

KEEP ON READING FOR SOME SIMPLE and FREE SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO TRY AND BREAK THE CYCLE!

✅ 1. MAINTAIN CONSISTENT BED-TIME and WAKE-UP HOURS This is important right now, when our routines are different and often may not even have a set daily schedule.
✅ 2. AVOID CAFFEINE within 4-8 HOURS OF BEDTIME This includes coffee, tea, pop and even chocolate!
✅ 3. EXERCISE REGULARLY – BUT AVOID INTENSE ACTIVITY WITHIN 3 HOURS OF BEDTIME
✅ 4. AVOID EATING A BIG MEAL WITHIN 2 HOURS OF BEDTIME
✅ 5. AVOID STRESSFUL OR NOISY DISTRACTIONS WHEN TRYING TO SLEEP such as noisy clocks, uncomfortable clothing, bright lights
✅ 6. AVOID ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION WITHIN 2 HOURS OF BEDTIME
✅ 7. CREATE A RELAXING BEDTIME ROUTINE such as a bath, reading a book, listening to music, relaxation techniques
✅ 8. GET OUT OF BED IF YOU DO NOT FALL ASLEEP WITHIN 15-20 MINUTES – and return to bed only if you are sleepy again
✅ 9. BAN ELECTRONICS such as TV, CELL PHONE, TABLETS etc. from your bedroom
✅ 10. TRY HERBAL RELAXATION AIDS such as essential oils (lavender, valerian, lemon balm or hops).

🙏🏻PLEASE🙏🏻 If you are having difficulties managing the current situation and you or a loved one needs help from a health care professional – 🆘GIVE US A CALL!!

Your mental and physical health and well being matters – especially during times of challenge and uncertainty, and when your regular exercise and health care routine may be disrupted. WE ARE HERE FOR YOU!

💻🙋🏻Our Naturopathic Doctors in Saskatoon & Melfort are able to connect with you via video conference no matter where you are, and develop a health and wellness plan for you, so you do not have to leave the comfort and safety of your home. ✔️CONSULTS ARE COVERED BY EXTENDED HEALTH INSURANCE.

☯️🩺💊🌿🌾🌱ASK US FOR OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ON SUPPLEMENTS AND OTHER NUTRITIONAL INFO THAT CAN HELP WITH STRESS, WEIGHT GAIN, SLEEP DISTURBANCE & UNHEALTHY EATING HABITS!

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🌿DO NOT ACCEPT ILLNESS!🌿

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