ZZZs – Important for Everybunny

With the natural rhythms slowing down and daylight savings bringing us longer nights, it does the mind and body good to get a full and complete rest.  Sleep deprivation is linked to heart disease, diabetes, poor immune systems, poor mental health, and even obesity.  When you skimp on your ZZZs, your body makes more ghrelin and less leptin. Ghrelin is a hunger hormone, and leptin is a hormone that tells you when you’re full.
A healthy dose of Natural Calms powdered magnesium before sleeping will greatly assists your GABA receptors ability to calm your nervous system and get you to bed on time. Studies have also shown that ingesting magnesium can cause a significant decrease in cortisol, our bodies stress hormone.  Cortisol is part of our bodies fight or flight response…elevated levels in our blood for consistent periods of time can impair our immune system, burn out our adrenals, increase oxidative stress = premature aging, and cause us to store fat in those stubborn belly and and thigh areas.Our bodies can only absorb about 50% of the  magnesium that we take internally, which is why a simple epsom salt bath or any form of transdermal magnesium oil can do wonders for absorption of this crucial macro-mineral.  Remember, the largest organ that you have is your skin and women absorb nearly 5 lbs of oils, lotions, makeup and other “products” through their skin each year.  This is great if you’re soaking up this crucial life agent but not so great if you’re ingesting petrochemicals and cancer causing agents in your skincare regime.

Having winding down rituals such as sipping a non-caffienated tea or supplements containing relaxing herbs like passion flower, valerian root, and chamomile are also a nice touch to a restful night.  My personal favorite is having a Tart or Black cherry juice, as either are great sources of natural melatonin which plays a big part in maintaining the body’s circadian rhythm.

Rest well and binge sleep in the coming cold months, your vessel will love you for it!

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