Getting quality sleep has become an important part of maintaining good overall health.
While exercise and diet have always been the focus of becoming a more healthy person, getting the sleep you need is as important, if not more important for your health. Eating a balanced diet and getting enough exercise should naturally lead to better quality sleep but vitamins can also play a role in helping you get the rest you need.
Why is sleep so important?
Your body and mind need to rest and recover in order to repair itself and function properly when you wake up. Proper sleep can help with reducing stress, regulating hormones, and making better daily choices. Sleep can also help improve your mood. Lack of sleep on a regular basis has been linked to many things such as depression, diabetes, gaining, weight, and less optimal brain function. People who tend to get the amount of sleep that they need tend to have better overall health.
Quality sleep helps improve athletic performance by allowing your muscles to repair themselves more efficiently and can also help you avoid temptations to eat food with less nutritional value. Sounds like the answer to all of your problems in life is just to get some more shut-eye! Easier said than done right?
If you are experiencing problems getting the sleep you need, vitamins and minerals can help.
Vitamin D has been associated with helping people get more sleep so if you are feeling like you’re not rested, make sure you are soaking up some sunshine for at least 10 minutes a day. Another supplement that can help you sleep better is magnesium. Since magnesium helps reduce stress and relax more, this can help your body shut down and prepare for sleep. Also, magnesium can help decrease your cortisol levels, which is a commonly associated with stress and can keep you awake. Many B vitamins can also help improve your sleep by increasing your production of the sleep hormone melatonin.
While the main benefits of each of our vitamin injections aren’t to improve your quality of sleep, this is certainly an added and much-needed benefit of many vitamin injections. By improving how your body functions and works together in all aspects, this will naturally help improve your sleep as well. It’s important not to rely on vitamins to do all of the work though.
Through our Lab Testing, the doctor can customize your specific treatment plans to ensure the supplements you are taking are helping, and not hindering your sleep.
Practice getting into a sleep routine to make sure you allow your body the time to get the rest it needs. Reducing screen time, keeping a consistent bedtime, and letting the worries of everyday life go at the end of the day are crucial to helping you sleep properly so you can continue to operate at your maximum potential on a daily basis.