Have sweet dreams as you sleep like a baby tonight. Let Jason Wrobel show you how to get your snooze on!
The always funny, talented, and entertaining Jason Wrobel, vegan chef, author, and superstar, has some tips to let you get your snooze on! We’re talking natural sleep, people! Don’t let the fact that he’s in his bedroom rather than the kitchen distract you. The cat licking itself also isn’t integral to this video, but it is cute. Pay attention already! These top five tips will save your dream life.
1. Eat sleep-promoting foods.
The right foods will put you in a sleepy mood. Almonds, dark cherries, bananas, chickpeas, and brown rice all have high amounts of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) which helps relax the nervous system. Cherries even contain melatonin while the mixture of carbs and proteins in the other foods encourage the production of tryptophan and more melatonin.
2. Say no to EMFs.
Electromagnetic fields from cars, cell phones, power lines, Wi-Fi routers, and other electronic gadgets can disrupt the nervous system, affecting energy and sleep. An hour before bed, avoid computer work, your phone, and other electronics. Unplug anything in your room that will affect you. Take a moment to enjoy being stress-free and disconnected.
3. Boost melatonin.
We mentioned this one before. Melatonin is produced in the pineal gland and is affected by light. Get plenty of natural sunlight throughout the day and then use blackout curtains in your bedroom at night. Sleeping in total darkness, especially after seeing blue skies and sunlight during the day, lets your brain produce more of this dreamy hormone, so you maximize your rejuvenation.
4. Use an organic mattress and bedding.
You will sleep much better without having to breathe the off-gassing of chemical treatments, fire retardants, and pesticidal cottons. These chemicals can disrupt your hormone and endocrine systems.
5. Use organic essential oils.
These plant-based oils can have a soothing effect on your mind and your body so you can get your sleep. J-Wro likes lavender, rubbing it on his temples, wrists, or feet. You can also put it in a spray bottle with filtered water to mist your pillows, bedding, or yourself.
This mineral is used throughout the body in thousands of ways. It can help decrease stress, relax the nervous system, and promote good, quality sleep. It is also very good for muscles, bones, and the heart. Feel rested!
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