Florida is springing forward into a new season, and anyone with sleep issues knows that a time change combined with a changing environment can affect sleep.
Depending on your unique medical conditions, such as a diagnosed hormonal imbalance, it can be difficult to adjust to changes or disruptions. For example, hormonal issues could cause fatigue, sleeplessness, difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, insomnia, and other sleep disorders. A lack of exercise or a poor diet may also be hindering you from getting a good night’s sleep. In other cases, it could be as simple as a bedroom makeover for a more sleep-friendly environment.
Here are three areas of your life to consider changes for improving sleep quality:
1. Lifestyle Changes to Support Sleep: Experts recommend 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night is important for overall health, healthy digestion, and cell repair. There are lifestyle changes men and women can make to help support healthier sleep patterns, while also helping to better balance their hormones. For example, a healthy diet, proper hydration, daily physical activity, and relaxation techniques can all contribute to better sleep. Studies also show that avoiding screen time (television, phones, and other devices) prior to bedtime could help you fall asleep more easily.
2. Bedroom Modifications for Sleep: Room design can make a major impact on your sleep quality. Light can wreak havoc on your sleep, so invest in light-blocking blinds and curtains if necessary. If electronics are lighting up the room, place a piece of black tape or a sticky note over bright displays and power-on lights. Also, be sure to angle your bed away from sun rays if possible. If you are interested in Feng Shui, consider placing your bed in a corner that is diagonally opposite from and farthest away from the exit door. In addition, according to color therapy studies, you may be able to create a more calming environment with subdued paint-colors like light gray, cool blue, or beige.
3. Hormonal Solutions to Improve Sleep Patterns: For men and women with hormonal imbalances, the physicians and experts at Weight Success Centers recommend Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHT). For example, BioTE is a subcutaneous pellet type of BHT. Unlike synthetic hormone replacements, BioTE provides identical hormones to what your body produces. The pure hormone pellets produce no byproducts. Depending on your needs, you may have the pellets administered every 3 to 5 months.
As with any plan or treatment – results and benefits will vary. Contact the physicians at Weight Success Centers for individualized information about hormone balance, wellness, and medical solutions.
What lifestyle changes have you made to improve your sleep? Share your story and join the conversation on Weight Success Centers’ social media sites. If you are ready to begin your journey to wellness, contact Weight Success Centers for a consultation.