Lately I've been talking to a lot of clients about how to get better sleep. Clearly, poor sleep can have a huge impact on our energy levels and ability to live the lives we desire.
Here is a handy checklist on how to optimize your bedroom environment to get the best sleep possible. Perhaps there is one technique you've missed that could make all the difference.
If you'd like to talk about your sleep challenges and naturally solve them, please get in touch. I take a holistic, whole-person approach to help people reliably get the best sleep possible.
How to Create an Optimal Sleep Environment
Many of the people I work with who have digestive issues are looking for a holistic approach to support themselves and their guts. Eating foods that are healing to the gut is important, as is testing to determine the root cause of gut issues so that they can be naturally healed.
Movement practices and those that help calm the nervous system also contribute to a well functioning gut. That's why I love yoga as a supportive practice to balance the gut and reduce or eliminate symptoms.
Research suggests that regular yoga practice may help alleviate digestive issues; decrease irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) severity, bowel symptoms, and anxiety; as well as improve physical functioning and quality of life in individuals who have been diagnosed with IBS or have digestive and elimination challenges.
I share some of the top yoga poses for digestion in the table below.
1. Schumann, D., Anheyer, D., Lauche, R., Dobos, G., Langhorst, J., & Cramer, H. (2016). Effect of yoga in the therapy of irritable bowel syndrome: A Systematic review. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 14(12), 1720–1731.
2. Taneja, I., Deepak, K. K., Poojary, G., Acharya, I. N., Pandey, R. M., & Sharma, M. P. (2004). Yogic versus conventional treatment in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized control study. Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, 29(1), 19–33.