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Feeling sleepy

Sweet dreams.....
Sweet dreams.....
Julie Wanner, CMA, AS, FIFHI Certified, Author of "Diabetes Can Be Sweet...Once You Bury It."

Are you feeling sleepy today? How many hours of sleep did you get last night? If you’re not getting plenty of sleep your putting yourself at risk for obesity and Type 2 diabetes. In addition, your immune system is being stressed which puts you at risk for various illnesses. Also, if you’re cleansing your body you’ll need additional sleep so the body can repair itself at night. It is recommended that you get 8 hours of sleep every night.

Do you know what is preventing you from getting plenty of sleep at night? Sometimes, it is stress, caffeinated beverages, or particular foods and beverages that are high in the amino acid tyramine that will keep you awake. In addition, never eat a heavy meal at night before bedtime. Not only is it not healthy when you have diabetes, but it will prevent you from falling asleep. Also, avoid foods that are not blood type friendly or you may experience high blood sugars, headaches, bloating, stomach pains, and heartburn. Did you know that wine and aged cheese can keep you awake at night? Yes, and who knows how many sheep you’ll have to count until you fall asleep.

It’s important to relax and unwind before bedtime which also means to unplug from the tech world. If you don’t, your immune system will suffer. Listen to some soothing music or read an actual book which will help you fall asleep. In addition, be sure your hormones are balanced or sheep counting will become your next full time job.

It’s time for me to relax, sip a cup of warm chamomile tea and get my beauty sleep. Sweet dreams to you!