Are You Sleeping?
By Meggan Larson
How rested do you feel friend? How dark are the circles under your eyes? Do the bags look like they’re about to accompany you to the store? There are many different reasons why your sleep may be affected at night but did you know that there’s an easy way to tell what you might need to supplement with based on when you’re struggling?
If you have a hard time falling asleep there might be an issue with your serotonin levels. If you find you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep easily then there could be an issue with your melatonin levels. Of course there are many other factors to consider like how stressed you are, if there is a crisis happening in your life, or if you just have too much on your mind.
One tip I got from listening to Terri Savelle Foy was to make a list of everything you have to do. Physically write that list down somewhere so that your brain can stop thinking about it. When you don’t write it down your brain has a hard time shutting off. Do you often find yourself being interrupted by thoughts of “shoot, I still have to do that!” and you still don’t write it down? Trust me on this. Write. It. Down. or it will come back to haunt you right when you’re trying to fall asleep.
So how does any of this apply to weight loss? It’s simple. When you’re not sleeping, your body is not repairing itself and it will stay in a constant state of stress. Sleep is soooo important to so many aspects of your health so if you’re struggling in this area you need to figure out why. It might be as easy as eating some extra turkey throughout the week and getting that tryptophan in. Or it might be more serious and you may need to reach out to your doctor to figure it out. Either way, it’s worth discovering the reason for the issue so that you can fix it!
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I’ll see you in there friend!
~ Meggan 🙂
P.S. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!