Aspire Magazine: Inspiration for a Woman's Soul.(TM) Oct/Nov 2018 Aspire Mag Full Issue - Page 66

8 Rejuvenating Sleep RITUALS FOR A RESTFUL & BY RACHEL KIEFFER Y our body need good quality sleep, that is when it repairs itself, rests, rejuvenate, energizes and heals. According to many studies, more that 30% of the population suffers from insomnia, women are twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men and there are countless studies that show the connection between lack of sleep and weight issues. So, what can you do when you toss and turn and can’t get a shut eye? First, I would recommend that you go see your doctor, difficulty sleeping can be a sign of other health conditions. My sleep patterns drastically changed when I started menopause which contributed to adrenal fatigue and more sleep disruption. I was able to resolve those issues with herbal supplements, dietary and life-style changes and sleep time rituals. The worst thing you can do when you can’t fall asleep is to stress about it, it will only drive sleep further away. Get up and follow one of these rituals, some of them will work 66 | October / November 2018