Blog — Sleep Essentials

Can insomnia be a signal for you to test your hormones?

Can insomnia be a signal for you to test your hormones?

The yin and yang of hormones can be constantly fluctuating, causing our bodies to experience different symptoms all the time.  There is definitely a link between hormonal imbalances and sleep issues, but should we be concerned and should we have our hormones tested?  In this blog, we’ll discuss the different hormonal imbalances to watch out for, some new home hormone testing kits out on the market, and some suggestions on how to naturally improve hormonal imbalances.    Without restful sleep, our bodies cannot heal properly, increasing our risk for dangerous medical conditions like heart disease and cancers, not to mention brain fog and...

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Simone Wan Moran

5 Sleep Hacks From a Sleep Expert

5 Sleep Hacks From a Sleep Expert

I love the quote “I am a person who wants to do a lot of things trapped in a body of a person that likes to sleep a lot”.  Saying that, some of us who may like to sleep have habitual sleep problems.  So, I thought I’d interview my friend, Meg Casano, BSN, MA, a sleep expert, and ask her to share her top 5 sleep hygiene suggestions.  While she specializes in helping children’s sleep issues, she said these apply to teens and adults as well.  Here is what she shared wtih me!  The building blocks for successful sleep include:  ...

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Simone Wan Moran

Bed-Time Zzzzz Promoting Smoothie Treat

Bed-Time Zzzzz Promoting Smoothie Treat

This five-ingredient smoothie is so simple, delicious and can help launch you into dreamland. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, which help you sleep through the night. Tart cherry juice is rich in melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep cycle, and the almonds are rich in magnesium, a nutrient that helps calm the nervous system.  Then when you add the perfect combination of herbs from IN:DREAM that promote deeper, sounder sleep, a restful night's sleep is right there waiting for you. Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsweetened Almond Milk (Vanilla or Original) 1/2 cup Tart Cherry Juice  ¼ Cup Almond Flour...

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Simone Wan Moran

Are You Missing Some Essential Steps Towards Better Sleep?

Are You Missing Some Essential Steps Towards Better Sleep?

 It's hard to wake up when you haven't slept well and the day tends to drag on when you're tired.  You may drink too much coffee, overstimulate your adrenals, and then the vicious cycle of poor sleep starts all over again. There are some basics you can do to ensure better sleep quality, including not drinking caffeine past 12, which I didn't list here.  These simple rules will help you to achieve a blissful night of sleep! Lower the temperature-- The National Sleep Foundation recommends keeping your bedroom between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit for an optimal night’s sleep. Researchers...

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Simone Wan Moran