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Why Can’t I Sleep?

by | Nov 22, 2021 | Sleep, Supplements

I recently saw this pin: “Legend says that when you can’t sleep, it’s because you’re awake in someone’s dream. So if everyone could stop dreaming about me, that would be great.” Seriously though, it’s crazy how sleep can become elusive as we age. As another pin perfectly summarizes: “My sleeping pattern isn’t even a pattern anymore; it’s a freestyle.” LOL.

So what’s the deal-e-o with sleep? It’s complicated. Sleep can be a multifaceted puzzle, and it’s critical for vibrant health. It’s so essential, I’d go as far as to say you should make sleep your #1 priority before ANY other health goal on your list. Why? Without quality sleep, your body underperforms all day. This makes releasing sticky pounds, lots of energy, killer workouts, or fighting your chronic illness a beast to accomplish.

Are you ready to crack your sleep code once and for all? Then keep reading! You’re about to discover why you can’t sleep (even when you’re tired) and what you can do about it to get more much-needed Zzz’s!

Sleep can be a multifaceted puzzle, and it’s critical for vibrant health. It’s so essential, I’d go as far as to say you should make sleep your #1 priority before ANY other health goal on your list. Why? Without quality sleep, your body underperforms all day.

TOP THREE SLEEP DISRUPTORS

Driving my daughter and her best friend to the river for some summer tubing, my daughter laughingly explained to her bestie that Mom has two favorite words: sunscreen and sleep! It’s true. I’m a little obsessed with both. My daughters have fond memories of me rubbing thick white zinc oxide into their skin for years! They eventually revolted against this ‘sandpapery’ feelin’ ceremonial process but still mock me for saying it’s ten o’clock and time for bed when it’s only 9:30!

This Mama loves her sleep! But it didn’t always come easily. I woke up between 2 and 4 AM rattling through my to-do list. Then, I’d crash-n-burn between 2 and 4 PM, reaching for a cup of coffee. If you’re on the sleep struggle bus, beware of these top three sleep disruptors so you can sleep like a baby tonight (and every night unless you have babies that don’t sleep!)

This Mama loves her sleep! But it didn’t always come easily. I woke up between 2 and 4 AM rattling through my to-do list. Then, I’d crash-n-burn between 2 and 4 PM, reaching for a cup of coffee.

DISCOVER WHAT YOUR GENES SAY ABOUT SLEEP

Have you ever believed something to be the undeniable truth, told everybody you knew, and then realized you were completely wrong? That was me with sleep. I thought everyone should sleep like me – early to bed, early to rise. Wrong!

I had to eat my words once I learned about genetic biological clocks, called chronotypes, from Dr. Michael Breus, better known as ‘The Sleep Doctor.’ He’s a clinical psychologist who’s devoted his profession to sleep as a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Cool fact: he’s one of 168 psychologists who passed the Sleep Medical Speciality board without going to medical school. So he obviously knows more about sleep than me! LOL.

If you’re fighting with sleep, discover how to sleep better according to your genetics! Yes, genetics influence your sleep, and you can do something about it. Dreamy.

Have you ever believed something to be the undeniable truth, told everybody you knew, and then realized you were completely wrong? That was me with sleep. I thought everyone should sleep like me – early to bed, early to rise. Wrong!

YOUR 3 STEP PLAN FOR BETTER SLEEP

As a working Mama to three girls growing up fast, sleep didn’t always come easily – even after our kids slept through the night. But when I started coaching women on aligning their diet and lifestyle with their DNA, I was floored (and still am) by how many women are sleep-deprived!

Some women rarely sleep through the night – waking up between 2 and 4 AM, running through their to-do list, and then crash and burn mid-afternoon between 2 and 4 PM. That was me for years! Other women are tired but feel wired, so winding down to fall asleep can take hours! Lastly, some women can fall asleep anytime, anywhere – but they’re exhausted and need high-octane coffee to stop from dragging through each day.

If any of these sleep scenarios sound like you, learn this three-step plan to better sleep, grab your pillow and catch some much-needed Zzz’s ASAP.

So there you have it! First, if you want high-quality sleep, avoid the top sleep disruptors (too much alcohol and caffeine too close to bedtime and that misbehaving cortisol!) Next, discover your chronotype, embrace it, and make peace with your sleep genetics. Finally, don’t forget to use nutrition to support your sleep! See the P.S. for my favorite sleep supplement I take every night.

#WeAreInThisTogether for #HealthyChange

Feel Better, Be Better!

P.S. Isagenix Sleep Support & Renewal is my favorite sleep supplement. I take 2-3 sprays before bed every night. The sustained-release melatonin, combined with the proprietary nutrient complex of L-theanine, tart cherry, lemon balm, chamomile, and valerian root extract, helps me fall asleep and stay asleep. For me, that translates into better mental clarity, cognitive function, and overall brain health daily.†

P.P.S. Burning fat while you sleep sounds similar to the vintage vibrating exercise belt – too good to be true. But, stick with me! After reading 3 Ways to Burn Fat While You Sleep, you’ll be fired up with 3 tips to release those sticky pounds so you can feel confident with energy to be, do, and give your best self every day.

†This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

About the Author: Dr. Sue

Sue McCreadie, MD (aka Dr. Sue), is a board-certified pediatric physician and wellness expert with two decades of experience helping thousands of families achieve vibrant health. In her pediatric practice, Dr. Sue helps children adapt their diet and lifestyle to optimize their genetics for health naturally. Online Dr. Sue helps other women learn how to eat for their genetics and use a nutritional system to feel confident with energy to live their best life. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her husband, Dave, and their three children, Kaitlin, Elle, and Addison.

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