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Getting 8 hours of restorative sleep is one of the best things we can do for our hormones. During sleep, our bodies heal and recharge so we have energy to take on the day. But what we sip throughout the day can sabotage this much needed rest. Beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol disrupt our hormones, which can lead to some not-so-satisfying z’s. What’s the #1 beverage keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep?
- Take Robin’s Hormone Quiz.
- Join the Natural Solutions for Hormone Balance Sisterhood Facebook group.
Resources & Links
- Balance Hormones Naturally: All About The Hormone Reset Program
- These Foods Disrupt Sleep
- How Bears Helped Me Sleep Through the Night
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Hello Beauties, it's so great to be here with you today, hey, this is Robin Nielsen for my hot hormone tip for this week, this month is all about restorative sleep, restorative sleep, and that is on medicated sleep where we actually get all of the different cycles of sleep, right, I think it's five to six cycles of REM, and deep sleep throughout the night so that we can heal, because that's the time that we heal. And the science shows us that eight hours of uninterrupted sleep at night is a magical for our brain for our metabolism for everything, it just we just feel so much better. So I want to do everything I can to help you get a really good night's sleep and restorative sleep. So medications can actually just take us out and sleep medications, particularly do not allow us the two different types of sleep during the night. So that's why they're not restorative. So if you have to take a sleep medication, it's not restorative sleep. And my my dear brother, he was really struggling with sleep for a bit. So he did resort to sleep medication, and it just took his health completely out. So now he's quit all medications, and he's finally feeling like himself again. It's amazing, right? I'm not, I am anti medication. I was gonna say I'm not anti medication. I am anti medication. But there, there is a time and a place for medication. But normally, it's a very short time, right medications are meant to get you over a hump. They're not meant for long term. Normally, you know, there are some times when if you want to stay alive, you have to take medications, but that's for another hot hormone tip. Today, I want to help you get restorative sleep. So I want you to be aware of three beverages that can absolutely take your sleep out. So I was at a big tennis tournament this past weekend, and we had to play a late match, we had to play a match at five o'clock or 530 on Friday night. And then of course they ate dinner late, which is highly unlikely because it really interferes with sleep. But the whole team went out to celebrate because we won the match and everyone ordered a cocktail. So the first beverage to avoid is alcohol because you cannot get a good night's sleep if you drink alcohol because it does two things. Right? It's very dehydrating, which raises cortisol which is going to wake you up. But it also because it has acetyl aldehyde in it. It's a poison, right the way your body has to metabolize it that brings cortisol up. So there are a number of ways that alcohol brings cortisol up, and anytime you bring cortisol up, it's going to wake you up. So alcohol is number one. But then what I did is I didn't order alcohol. I ordered a mocktail, and my mocktail I specifically ordered, you know, sparkling mineral water with what did I put in there, some muddled mint, and a little bit of grapefruit juice and a squeeze of lime. And I was I was up four times that night to go to the bathroom. Because mineral water or bubbly water is can be very irritating to the bladder. So if it doesn't bother you, you are so lucky. But for most of us it'll irritate your bladder and will wake you up. So just so you know sparkling waters, sparkling beverages can definitely wake you up. The third one, can you guess what it is? What's the third one I know, you know, it's caffeine, right? anything with caffeine in it. So coffee, green tea, black tea, white tea, anything with coffee, especially if you're a slower caffeine metabolizer. So you'll know you know, if you can't fall asleep or stay asleep when you have caffeine, then you've got to not have it or have it much earlier in the day and just see. So I'm depending on what DNA test I did, right I'm a slow metabolizer or a mid medium metabolizer. If I exercise and burn off that excess cortisol, I can do a little caffeine in the morning like I have maybe a little matcha green tea, if I don't exercise then I won't sleep well that night. So play around with it a little bit. But be really careful if you're not falling asleep easily and staying asleep because we don't want anything to mess with our sleep. because sleep is the magic elixir that can heal us so quickly. Alright, so post right here. The number one thing that will keep you from a good night's sleep so that we can all learn a little bit let's learn together. And we have a great challenge going on this month around sleep. So if you haven't seen the challenge yet, check it out. are below and enter right and just support some other ladies so that we can all heal and feel better soon right huh All right sending you so much love love