10 WAYS TO PROMOTE BETTER SLEEP

Recently a global news agency reported that in a study of 13 modern countries, Canada ranked 3rd for the most sleep deprived.  It also stated that 1 in 3 Canadian men are getting only 4 to 6 hours of sleep per night.   Canada’s ParticipAction Report card scored poorly with 1 in 3 children testing lethargic from not getting enough sleep.  Clearly lack of sleep is epidemic in our society. So, if you find yourself having difficulty falling asleep, waking in the night with not getting back to sleep, and feeling groggy and unrefreshed in the morning, the good news is you’re not alone.   The bad news is that lack of sleep is the quickest way to age and become ill.  Without adequate sleep, your body’s immune system becomes overloaded with the chores it cannot get done on the nightshift, which are to repair, replenish and replace parts so that you remain vital, youthful and healthy. To top it off, most people who do not sleep well at night lead stressful lives during the day.  This is often accompanied with not eating well which means they do not give their bodies the help it needs to get to sleep. Here are 10 ways to help you sleep better at night: Eat Nuts and seeds – these are high in Magnesium (relaxing mineral) and help keep your nervous system in balance. Eat Leafy Greens like spinach, chard and lettuce – also high in Magnesium as well as fiber which not only calms you but helps your colon remove toxins which the body.  Toxic buildup is interpreted as a threat to your...