R a m a d a n H e a l t h T i p # 11 of 30
Sleep can be affected a lot during the month of Ramadan. Many go for evening prayers late into the night and with Suhoor in the early hours of the morning, there is definitely disruption of sleep. It is therefore important to have good QUALITY of sleep so you can make the most of the blessed month. Here are some tips:
🌜Take naps during the day when you can. A quick power nap can help you feel rested and less fatigued and sleepy.
☕️Avoid caffeinated beverages in the evening as they are stimulants and keep you awake longer, especially if you are trying to sleep at a certain bedtime.
🤢Sometimes heartburn and bloating can contribute to sleep disturbances. Avoid heavy, fried and spicy foods and try some of the suggestions I mentioned on the digestion posts.
🌜Difficult falling asleep? Consider gentle herbal teas such as chamomile, passionflower and lavender tea. Lavender essential oil aromatherapy or a few drops under your pillow can help promote relaxation.
🛏 If you struggle with falling asleep, avoid stimulating activities such as use of cell phones, tablets and laptops before bed. The bright lights can keep you awake longer.
💊🍃There are many nutritional and herbal supplements that can be helpful and are very individualized. Ask your ND!
Lack of sleep can cause fatigue, headaches, decrease in attentiveness and concentration and can contribute to mental health disorder such as depression and anxiety.If you struggle with sleep disturbances, consider seeing a Naturopathic Doctor and address your sleep troubles at the root. #sleep #insomnia #zzz #naturalmedicine #ramadan #ramadan2018 #healthyramadan #nutrition #lavender #relaxation #fasting #muslim #hijabi #drayeshatips #health #wellness