Do you know the feeling of getting up moody and exhausted? What if a restful sleep has a rejuvenating effect on you instead? Restorative sleep supports cell regeneration more effectively than many a supplement on the market and acts as a fountain of youth. Sleep is one of our most essential needs. How come, many of us lack a restorative quality of sleep?
Due to stress, environmental pollution, watching television extensively in the evening, or being stuck on electronic devices, too much cortisol is also released in the evening, but too little melatonin, which is supposed to promote restful sleep. If possible we should avoid late intake of alcohol, but also of foods that are more stimulating than regenerative. How happy and energized we feel in the morning, greatly depends on our evening habits!
For my 42nd birthday, my husband sent me for a meridian massage with a great therapist. Actually, I had absolutely no time, because I was planning to cook for my parents and had sooo much to do. Later, however, it turned out that exactly this holistic therapy session would completely change the course of the year that followed. I was quite out of balance and not at all grounded, the therapist immediately realized. I instantly claimed:"I eat a healthy diet anyhow! To which she replied: "Nutrition is only one of five pillars of health." Obviously, I was not being careful enough with my own resources. I did not pay enough attention to the feminine energy, relaxation, and most certainly, sleep! At the time I felt sleep was overrated and I was even surprised that I was out of balance?!
According to the latest studies, restful sleep plays an extremely important role, especially when it comes to the regeneration of our physical and mental functional mechanisms. Truly restful sleep increases productivity supports fat loss, helps prevent illness, improves concentration and mental clarity. One of my favorites in this field is Shawn Stevenson. In his best-selling book Sleep Smarter, he explains all the aspects that need to be considered to optimize sleep quality. Of course, the biohacking guru and owner of Bulletproof, Dave Asprey, must also be mentioned in this context. For him, sleep plays a particularly important role in connection with longevity. Living in sync with our circadian rhythm is the most crucial factor when talking about the quality of sleep. Still, it is one of the hardest things to fit in our modern lifestyles. So what is the circadian rhythm? I found a great source, that explains it in depth… find out here.
Lightly roast the spices, then add Ashwagandha and the plant-based milk and heat it up. Add the honey only after it is no longer boiling hot.