Weight-loss hindrances – Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene

Let me introduce you to a new concept in wellbeing. Sleep is an essential component of human activity. It is restorative, repairing, and should leave you rejuvenated when you wake-up. Its intrinsic healing appeal leads to beautiful skin, muscle growth, and detoxification without us feeling a thing. It brings down stress-levels. It’s an automatic fast. Hence it contributes to effective weight loss if that is one of your goals.

Sleep-hygiene is a an attempt to ritualise going to sleep.

Why would you need to do this?

…When you can’t fall asleep, or fall asleep and then wake up in the wee-hours wide awake and still have 3/4 hours to go before you need to be awake.

Hormonal changes during peri-menopause and then after menopause can affect your sleep. Or you are worried and anxious about something? You tend to ruminate and your thoughts prevent you from staying asleep?

The practice of Sleep-hygiene makes going to bed intentional rather than a mundane habit. You are sending a message to your brain and anyone else around you that you are ready to rest and repair through shut-eye.

The steps for sleep-hygiene are:

  1. Eat your last meal between 7-8pm if not before.
  2. Have a cup of chamomile tea.
  3. Put your smartphone/device/tv down and make the intention to not surf or scroll till the next day.
  4. Prepare for a shower or a bath. Use hot or cold water depending on the climate.
  5. Use a lavender soap or any hypoallergenic soap to wash with and complete any other personal hygiene practices. Put a lavender based oil on your skin. Or rub in Mg oil on to your legs and arms and feet for tired muscles and joints or for Mg deficiency.
  6. Put on a cotton or any natural breathable fabric, night-suit. Make sure you like what you’re wearing. It makes you feel good and improves your self-worth.
  7. Sit or get into bed with a paperback or paper magazine.
  8. Make sure your room is cool enough to be comfortable to sleep in. Too hot or too cold will prevent sleep.
  9. Keep your curtains shut and avoid a night light. Your sleep will be of better quality if it’s dark inside.
  10. Read the paperback and fall asleep.
  11. Consider wearing a cotton sleep mask to keep it dark,and have a deep sleep.
  12. Keep your phone far away from you if you use it as an alarm.

Just like with anything, if you want a better quality of life then doing something with intention instead of mindlessly will lead to a fitter, happier you. Even going to sleep.

Email or WhatsApp message me for an appointment now. Or better still message me for your free 10 minute consultation now to see if we’re the right fit. You’ve nothing to lose!

Take charge of your health issues now!

Sonia Salim.

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Is there such a thing as super-food?

Dear Reader,
You will have noticed that I haven’t put many pictures of fruit and vegetables on my website. Albeit: I’ve pictures up of delicious desserts and flamboyant, fancy coffee!

Depending on the occasion, they all are superfoods! Fruit and veggies, cake and coffee. Super food can be subjective.

Yes. Of course wellness and well-being are all about eating whole foods first. The primary sources of nutrition that are always superfoods are those grown in the sun, soil and on trees; that have been made with the help of birds, butterflies and bees.

If you sign-up for coaching sessions for any of of the problems mentioned on the mind-map, natural superfoods are what you will be eating.
No doubt.

However food is medicine. The poison is in the dose. And we are more than just a body. Coaching through a Being-Well lens means knowing when to have your cake guilt-free, because I know how hard it is to make switches in your diet when you eat for health’s sake. Giving up on your daily biscuit at tea time can be depressing. It weighs on your mental health. It can even lead to a tantrum.

If you learn not to gratify your desires instantly, and know the occasions of when you can have creamy, dreamy pudding, then temptations won’t govern your mind. Our sessions together will help train your mind to be patient by recognising your triggers and eat with intention to heal.


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Sonia Salim.
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