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Optimizing Melatonin for a Sound Night’s Sleep: Dr. Ritamarie’s Sleep and Appreciaton Blog Day 4

By Ritamarie Loscalzo

A beautiful girl enjoying summer sun

We sprung the clocks ahead, which means I got out of bed at 11, not 10 as I thought.  I went to bed at midnight.

That means I slept 10 hours.  Congratulations me.

I was full of energy all day, went for a 3 mile run and got a lot of work done.

But there are so many more things I was planning to do.

One critical piece was not working and it needs to be before tomorrow .  SO I stayed up longer than expected trying to fix things.  Urg….

Today’s Sleep Tibbit

Melatonin is a hormone that promotes deep sleep.

To help you fall asleep more easily, turn down the lights beginning no later than 9PM.  Read or do other activities that don’t require bright light by candle light.  Turn off the TV and computer within an hour of bedtime.  Within two hours of bedtime would be even better.  This will increase melatonin.  Melatonin has been found to protect against estrogen related cancers.

Dr. Ritamarie’s Appreciations for Today

  1. I appreciate the lovely spring weather that began on Sunday, after three days of rain to fill the reservoir.
  2. I appreciate my amazing team that support me in getting my message of health and healing out to the world.

I appreciate my glucose meter, which has guided me to identify how my bad sleep habits have effected me and helps me to choose the foods and activities that keep me in balance

My Sleep Commitments for Tomorrow:

  1. In  bed, lights out by midnight
  2. No food after 8 PM

I’ll keep trying til I get it right then increase the challenge

What Sleep Commitment are you ready to make? 

Write your comments below

Love, Health and Joy,

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie


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