Most of us have woken up feeling tired even after sleeping for several hours. However, sleeping longer is not a warranty that you will wake up refreshed and full of energy, it’s the quality of sleep. The Sleep Foundation conducted a study and it was discovered that the average American sleeps for about 7 hours and 36 minutes. 35% of the people in the study reported that their sleep quality was poor or fair and 20% of them said that they did not wake up feeling refreshed.
The solution: Honey & Himalayan Salt
There are many ways to improve your sleep quality such as making lifestyle changes or trying natural remedies. Honey and Himalayan salt work like a charm and they can provide you with the quality sleep you need.
The only thing you need is one teaspoon of Himalayan salt and 5 teaspoons of honey. Mix these two ingredients well and keep them in a glass jar. Before going to bed take one spoonful of the mixture and put it under your tongue. Wait until it dissolves naturally.
Himalayan salt contains even 84 minerals including magnesium. This mineral is particularly efficient for reducing the amount of cortisol in your brain. Cortisol is the hormone responsible for the stress which disrupts your sleep quality.
Honey, on the other hand, promotes liver health and also helps regenerate cells in your whole body.
If you take a spoonful of honey before you go to bed you provide your liver with glycogen storage. Glycogen is a polysaccharide which supports numerous body functions including blood flow, hormone regulation and liver detoxification that restore your body while you are sleeping. Raw honey also promotes the release of melatonin – a hormone that will improve your sleep quality.
Besides taking this remedy it is very important to make some lifestyle changes. These are some of the things you should consider.
- Technology use – When you use your computer, tablet, phone or TV before bed your brain gets tricked by the light from the screen. This way the brain “thinks” the sun is still up so you will have trouble falling asleep. Also, using technological devices before bed cause the offset of serotonin and melatonin production.
- Eating – Eating soon before bedtime is another cause of disrupted sleep. Your body will not be able to relax and power down if it is forced to digest the food. So, make sure you eat at least 3 hours prior to going to bed.
- Working too late – The brain falls asleep faster if you focus on more relaxing activities before going to bed. Working until bedtime will prevent your brain to enter the state it needs to rest. Take a break, listen to calming music and you will fall asleep before you know it.