In search of Extra Sleep and Vitality?

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Photo courtesy Esther Brown

When we get the seven to nine hours of sleep we need, we spend about a third of our time sleeping, which is a great time. A lot happens in our body while we sleep: toxins are removed and tissues repaired so our bodies can function as healthily as possible. Brain pathways are formed and maintained so that we can remember past experiences, create new memories, stay focused, and react quickly to our ever-changing environment throughout the day.

But, according to the CDC, one in three Americans isn’t getting the sleep they need to function optimally. And of course how much sleep we get affects how much energy we have. If you need more sleep, you are likely craving more energy too. A few strategies can help in both departments.

ADDITIONS

  1. To sleep

    Well Told Sleep Beauty promotes the state of rest and offers with only two ingredients, organic lemon balm and organic raspberries, a non-habit-forming sleep aid. Organic lemon balm or Melissa officinalis is a plant from the mint family that is traditionally used as a sleep aid. New research is also showing its role in helping the quality of sleep. Take two capsules a day 30 minutes before bedtime. *

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  2. To sleep

    For occasional sleep disorders, our Knock Me Out chewy candy with a chocolate-mint flavor with melatonin, L-tryptophan and vitamin B6 provides sleep support. Melatonin, a hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain, helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle, and L-tryptophan and vitamin B6 support the body’s own melatonin production. Take Knock Me Out chews only before bed. You can start with one and increase to two if necessary. *

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  3. For energy

    More energy starts with getting enough sleep, but it doesn’t end there. Getting the nutrients we need through a healthy diet is also important, and quality supplements can help. (Read more about what makes a high quality dietary supplement here. All Goop protocols are made in cGMP certified facilities, which means extensive testing is done to check for the presence of active ingredients and the absence of heavy metals and harmful microbes. ) Why am I so tired? supports physical and mental fatigue with a high dose of B vitamins and an adaptogenic blend of traditional herbal extracts. Take one pack a day. *

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  4. for energy

    Well Told’s Energy Booster is formulated with organic rhodiola and organic maca as well as beet and green tea powder to support energy and a healthy response to occasional mental exhaustion. Take one capsule twice a day, but of course not just before bedtime. *

    Well-told Energy Booster Goop, $ 30

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  5. for energy

    For those times when you want a capsule-free mental boost at lunchtime, our café au lait-flavored chewing candies are formulated with caffeine and L-theanine to provide energy for focus and attention. Two chewing candies contain 100 milligrams of caffeine, which is roughly the amount of a cup of coffee, and can be taken daily if necessary. *

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A PRACTICE

  1. To sleep

    Physical activity can improve the quality and quantity of sleep. The optimal duration, time of day and type of training depends on your individual needs. But research shows that, in general, the more you enjoy it and the more you do it, the better it is.

    If yoga (or mat work) is your preferred movement and you are looking for more support, try Manduka’s fiberglass yoga mat. It has non-slip traction and a six millimeter thick pad. We also like the cork yoga block – it’s firm, durable, and easy to grip. And the cork is a more sustainable material than your typical yoga block.

    Manduka GRP yoga mat goop, $ 130

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    Manduka Cork Yoga Block Goop, $ 22

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  2. For energy

    Exercise can also help increase energy levels. If you want a little resistance training, these three pound hand weights provide light resistance with a hexagonal shape with no rollers to help stabilize your body during exercise or to keep the weights in place while they’re stored. If you’re looking for extra leg resistance, strap on these ankle weights, which weigh a pound each.

    GAIAM neoprene hand weights, 3 lbs.  goop, $ 7

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    Bala Weighted Wrist Bangles Goop, $ 49

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AROMATHERAPY

  1. To sleep

    Creating a relaxing nighttime ritual is a good place to start. Try to get rid of sleep disorders such as For example, add flashing lights to noise and electronics, and add things to help you fall asleep, such as: B. Aromatherapy. The soothing blends of lavender, geranium, chamomile, frankincense, and other essential oils in the vitruvi Unwind Kit are a calming way to help you get to bed for a good night’s sleep. Choose from four blends (Dusk, Quiet, Nightcap, Sleep) that you can distribute or add to your bath or body oil.

    vitruvi Unwind Kit goop, $ 54

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  2. For energy

    If you’re looking for essential oils to lift your spirits, turn to the vibrant blends in the vitruvi Uplift Kit. Simply put drops in one of the slim diffusers from vitruvi.

    vitruvi x goop goop-Exclusive goop stone diffuser, $ 119

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    vitruvi Uplift Kit Goop, $ 48

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SHOP ALL WELLNESS

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.