So, you were used to going to bed at a certain time and getting up at a certain time. You would see the sun at the same time each morning and watch it fade away at the same time every night. Now that has all shifted instantly! However, the hormones that your body produces naturally to get you out of bed in the morning, and to put you to sleep at night have not shifted….ugh. And, if you have children, I’m sure you’re very aware of how their hormones haven’t shifted either.
Here are 3 simple things you can do
to help your body transition with the clock:
1. Drink Licorice Tea in the morning – One of the main jobs your adrenal glands perform is to wake you up in the morning. With the time change, they are waking you up an hour too late. The herb licorice (glycyrrhiza) is an adrenal support that will help reset your adrenals to start waking you up earlier.
2. Take an epsom salt bath in the evening – this helps your nervous system calm down so that your body can start producing your sleep hormones. Use 4 cups of epsom salts per bath.
3. Try Melatonin – Melatonin is one of the main hormones you naturally produce that tells your system it is nighttime and time to sleep. When your body isn’t producing it at the right time, you can take 1-3mg of it 30-minutes before bed to help reset your clock.