Today, we want to talk to you about managing your stress & sleep naturally.
Over the past 12 months, our routines have been completely interrupted and it is no surprise to us that so many of you are facing problems with your sleep. Here’s some tips which may help:
1. Swap out your bedtime snacks.
What are good options for a light bedtime snack? Well research suggests that tryptophan rich foods work better if you pair them with a little carbohydrate, so some good bedtime snacks might be a glass of warm milk with an oat cake, a whole grain cracker with a little cottage cheese or almond butter, some natural yogurt with a little granola and banana.
2. Limit your caffeine & sugar intake.
Both of these stimulate our central nervous system which can have the effect of winding us up rather than down, so, try to avoid tea/ coffee and sugary snacks before bed time. In fact, most sleep experts recommend not consuming any caffeinated drinks after 2pm as caffeine lingers in our bodies for up to 8 hours.
3. Try a herbal remedy
Serenity GNC'S Serenighty is a herbal blend of Chamomile, L-Theanine and Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Thiamine contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system & normal psychological function. This is a natural supplement which contains a combination of adaptogenic herbs which support our bodies ability to handle stress, something which prevents so many of us from sleeping well.
Stress is our body and mind’s reaction to change. So, what are the key nutrients to support our bodies in difficult times?
1. Vitamin B.
B vitamins also support normal function of the immune system & normal psychological function. Vitamin B rich foods include dairy products and dark green vegetables like spinach. GNC’s B Complex is a vegetarian friendly capsule that provides 10 B Complex vitamins to support energy-yielding metabolism and the reduction of tiredness & fatigue.
Magnesium supports a reduction in tiredness & fatigue, electrolyte balance, energy metabolism, nervous system function, & the maintenance of bones & teeth.Food sources include most nuts which means you could add a little cashew or almond nut butter to your diet to improve your intake! GNC Magnesium Provides 300mg magnesium, which is 80% of the daily reference intake (RI) to support the nervous system.This product takes the form of magnesium citrate and is more easily absorbed by the body than some other sources of this mineral.
3. Go With Your Gut
GNC's Microbio R-LAX provides both digestive & immune support along with L-Theanine and camomile and over 25 billion live cultures per serving.
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