BC (before children), I literally slept through fire alarms, doorbells, and telephones. No alarm clock could wake me up, and I was never bothered by the noise my husband made in the morning. But after children, sleep was a completely different story. I started having trouble sleeping after I had my first daughter, and try as I might, nothing made a difference.
For the past 10 years or so, I have rarely had a full night of sleep without waking to some sound, or with thoughts running wild in my head. Whether I was worrying about my baby’s first day at childcare, how a sales pitch would go, or what I was going to do about my recurring digestive problems, sleep felt more like a battle than a rest.
I tried sleeping visualizations, deep breathing, eliminating computer and tech time hours before bed, white noise machines, and a number of other sleep improvement strategies, but nothing worked. It wasn’t until I began using ph360 that things changed.
After the first few days of trying my new food and exercise plans, I noticed that my mind was quieter at bedtime. And when I was finally able to shift my coffee habit to green tea, things really transformed. I was no longer stuck in the vicious cycle of coffee first thing in the morning and throughout the day. Green tea gave me energy but didn’t wire me to the point of sleeplessness.
All of that combined with what I can only guess is the balancing of my hormones due to changing my diet and exercise has made my sleep almost better than ever. One of the first suggestions ph360 provided was that I go to sleep earlier so that my hormone producing glands could properly regulate between 11 pm and 2 am. At first, it felt nearly impossible to go to sleep so early. After all, I was still processing the caffeine from my last cup of the afternoon.
Once I changed my caffeine intake and my diet, going to sleep by 11 actually felt luxurious. I started to look forward to going to bed earlier, because I was sleeping like a teenager again—deep, restorative, uninterrupted sleep. As a result, I have more energy to care for and enjoy my family, take moments to myself that are badly needed, and excel at work. My mind is sharp and my body is rested.
Waking up each morning feels amazing, too. Instead of dreading another long day of feeling exhausted, I’m excited for everything the day holds. ph360 has been such an ally in my way back to restful sleep. I’m excited to explore even deeper levels of wellness as I track my progress and my results change!
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