Some people need the right music in the bedroom before they can do it.
Others need the room to be completely dark to set the mood.
And many will tell you it has to be the exact right temperature before they can get going.
No, not THAT. I’m talking about each of us needing our own perfect conditions for getting a good night’s sleep.
But while the right conditions in the bedroom are essential, there’s another set of ingredients that are even MORE important.
And they’re a little harder to control because as new research shows, they’re not in the room.
They’re in your BODY.
The MISSING LINK to good slumber
You might have the perfect conditions for getting om shuteye, but if your body isn’t ready… it isn’t ready.
And you’re going to find yourself staring at the ceiling, listening to the hum of the air conditioner, trying to count imaginary sheep, and checking the clock on the bedside table.
1 am… still awake.
2 am… still awake.
3 am… it’s starting to feel like you might NEVER get to sleep again!
But you can change that – starting tonight. And it doesn’t take anything fancy. No sleep meds, white noise, scented candles, or eye masks required.
The secret is a simple blend of essential vitamins and minerals… including more than a few that many of us take for granted.
A new analysis of sleep habits and nutrition in some 26,000 American adults finds that the folks who sleep best have the highest daily intake of three basic nutrients….
- vitamin A
- vitamin D
- vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
You can get A from liver, wild-caught fish, butter, and cheese. Vitamin D, of course, comes mainly from the sun. And you can stock up on B1 be eating pork, trout, and certain beans.
Notice a trend there? We all might get some of those things… some of the time.
But most of us rarely get them consistently or in high enough amounts.
That means it might be time to check your multivitamin (or start taking one if you’re not already) to ensure it has what you need.
Check your multi for THESE sleep-supporting nutrients
And while you’re checking the label, look for these other sleep-supporting minerals…
The study finds folks who get a steady daily intake of these essentials also sleep better and longer.
It’s incredible when you think about it: Sleep drugs, gadgets and more are a multibillion-dollar industry… but the real answer might be in your pennies-a-day multivitamin!
If you take a good multi and STILL can’t sleep, consider trying melatonin to get things back on track.
It’s called the “sleep hormone,” and they named it right because it can knock you out. Look for a spray form of melatonin, which gets absorbed immediately, so you fall asleep faster.
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