Sleep is Key!
Updated: Sep 11, 2022
We know how important sleep is.
When we experience sleep problems this becomes a serious concern, right? Various detoxifying functions occur when we are sleeping. Sleep deprivation can become a huge problem when the issue is not being addressed. I look to find the root cause of what is not not being addressed to get the system back into balance.
Sleep cleans out your brain. Your brain shrinks when you are sleeping to create space and flush out the toxins. It's also when we are asleep that our liver detoxifies toxins, our lymph drains and our colon cleanses. The ideal time of liver detoxification occurs between 11 PM and 3 AM. When this doesn't happen this leads to an accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which turns into oxidative stress in the gut.
With dysregulation in any of these three functions, it can lead to an accumulation of ROS. So, how do we avoid this build up of toxins? There are multiple ways to manage sleep issues. We can look at supplementation. Some that I like are the following:
Multi Vitamins: Must include B vitamins mainly B6
Magnesium Glycinate: This can help night time waking
Melatonin: As you age your body produces less
GABA: This helps to sooth and calm your brain
Phosphatidylserine (PS): Helpful if you wake between the hours of 1- 4 AM (100 mg before bed)
L-Theanine: Promotes relaxation
What I think works the best is wearing a Castor Oil Pack for the Liver AND an Eye Compress to help promote:
It's the compression of the Liver Pack that supports liver detox and colon cleansing in addition to promoting oxytocin and dopamine. Oxytocin is the feel good hormone and dopamine is a chemical neurotransmitter that plays a role in how we feel pleasure and helps us maintain a healthy weight. Plus, it helps to promote melatonin which naturally reduces cortisol (the alert hormone).
As a bonus, you can use the Eye Compress which supports lymphatic drainage for your face. Give it a try!
Original Organic Castor Oil Pack for Liver Kit $61.97
Castor Oil Eye Compress Kit $42.97