Episode 175: Toni and Lisa Share Their Bedtime Routines: PLUS Tips on How to Create Yours Even if You Are Short on Time
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In this episode, Dr. Lisa and Dr. Toni discuss their current bedtime routines, as well as what has helped in the past. Sleep can be tricky as a perimenopausal or menopausal mama, with insomnia and disturbed sleep from your kiddos. Your kids need a bedtime routine and so do you! It doesn’t have to be complicated or long – listen in to get tips on how to create your optimal bedtime routine for your best night’s sleep.
In today’s episode, we cover:
- What works for our current bedtime routines, including nutrients, herbal teas and supplements
- What has worked in the past that we no longer need for a good night’s sleep
- What doesn’t work before you go to bed, including exercising, eating or feeling stressed before bed
- What we need to do during the day to feel the benefits at nighttime
- How to start creating your bedtime routine for your best sleep
For more info on sleep, see Episode 73
For more info on hot flashes and night sweats, see Episode 32
For more info on magnesium, see Episode 83
Today’s Mama Must-Have:
Dr. Lisa loves her home exercise equipment: mini bands, exercise ball, pilates mini ball, free weights, yoga mat, resistance bands
Dr. Toni is a big fan of The Work by Bryon Katie and her podcast At Home with Byron Katie – a profound way of questioning your thoughts, especially around your relationships.
What Else is Happening?
Dr. Toni’s next HypnoBirthing session for expecting parents looking to decrease fear and anxiety to support their natural instincts around labour and birth is next month. Join her at https://www.hypnobirthingcalgary.com/register
Join Dr. Lisa’s new Facebook group Wild Woman Adventures Toronto if you want to get out in nature, connect with other women and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Activities include: sunrise/sunset SUP, tree-top trekking, a new moon workshop and more!
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Disclaimer: The information provided is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.