Debbie Mandel, a stress management expert, discusses the reasons why people have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, and the stress that is associated with that. Many people, don't know what types of food to be eating at dinnertime, and what foods that you should avoid in order to fall asleep at night. Most of us also do not know what we should be doing during the day in order to guarantee deep and unbroken sleep. We all deserve the right to a good night's sleep, each and every night.
Debbie: Sleep deprivation drives stress and it is a by product of stress, so when you're stressed it's very hard to sleep. Here is a regimen that I feel works for most people. During the day, exercise your large muscle groups; walking, running, squatting, lunging; work those large groups. Your chest, your legs, your abdominal, and your back. Also start to eat a balanced diet. Lean proteins especially dairy products, not only do they prevent fat from forming around the middle, but they calm you down. So when it comes to dinnertime, many of us are not aware of the night shade foods that keep you up if you eat them close to bed time; those are eggplants, spinach, and tomatoes. You're eating that close to bed time, you might now sleep well.
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