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The connection between sleep and the mind

Written by Susan Gianevsky | Monday, 4 September 2023

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Without a good night’s sleep, we often find ourselves irritable, agitated, and demotivated. It is so important to make sure that one night of bad sleep doesn’t turn into the norm – as this will make it even harder to overcome.

There are often triggers for people which can lead to missing a few nights of good sleep. For example, stress, alcohol consumption, studying or too much technology are common triggers. We have all heard that our body repairs itself when we sleep, it also regenerates itself allowing the mind and body connection to support us throughout our day.

If poor sleep continues, it has been shown to lead to stress related imbalances, which can have detrimental effects to your health and wellbeing.

I always recommend that we address our emotional platform when searching for sleep remedies that may provide a natural sleep by taking care of the circadian rhythm of our body. There are herbal remedies and nutritional supplements for calming your body, and even gentle Bach Flower remedies for calming your mind that support a nourishing sleep where you wake up feeling calm, restored, and able to function throughout your day with more focus.

Bach Flowers have been used since the 1930s to support emotional wellbeing. They are natural remedies that may reduce feelings of stress, mild anxiety, worrying thoughts and can relieve sleeplessness. When choosing Bach Flowers, go for those that have the original Dr Bach potency certification to ensure high quality Bach Flowers. Bach Flower remedies may improve sleep by relieving feelings of overwhelm, fear, agitation and unwanted thoughts that may prevent quieting the mind so you can get a good night’s rest.

My top tips for a healthy sleep:

  • Turn off all technology 30 minutes prior to bed. Technology can suppress the release of your sleep hormone melatonin and interferes with restfulness.
  • Exercise during the day. Exercise has been proven to decrease feelings of stress and mild anxiety and help contribute to a restful night’s sleep.
  • Limit caffeinated drinks after 4pm and reduce spicy food, alcohol, cigarettes, and sugar at least three hours before bedtime.
  • Keep a journal every evening and release from your mind all that is upsetting you.
  • Embrace Bach Flower remedies to support your emotional self and relieve worrying thoughts that keep you awake at night and awake refreshed the next day.
  • Create a regular sleep and wind down routine to train your body to relax before bed every night.

Speak with a qualified natural health practitioner for more advice about how to get the most out of your sleep.

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Susan Gianevsky

Susan Gianevsky has formal qualifications in both education and homeopathy specialising in mineral therapy. With over 25 years’ experience and with Martin & Pleasance as health ambassador, training manager inspiring everyone she meets on the importance of mind and body balance, Susan is often invited to write articles for magazines and still finds time to run consultations and workshops with clients all over the world.

Susan is a well-respected educator, speaker and women's networking participant. Susan's passion is women's health sharing her knowledge and homeopathic remedies inspiring women to create harmony within themselves physically, mentally and spiritually.

Susan travels nationally and internationally as an ambassador for women's health inspiring women of all ages to come together, share, learn and embrace what it is to be powerful and unique women.

Susan has been an integral part of Martin & Pleasance for over 25 years and believes maintaining healthy cells is the key to optimum health & wellbeing.

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