How to Reset Bad Sleeping Patterns
As discussed during the Fertility Challenge sleeping and making sure that your melatonin levels are where they need to be is very important to your fertility health.
I was having a discussion with a couple who joined the program today. They were talking to me about the male partners’ inability to go to bed early. I said, “Okay, your first appointment, we can make it at 7:00am for you.”
He’s like, “No, I can’t do that.”
I asked, “How come?”
He goes, “I can do anything at 2:00 o’clock in the morning but not at 7:00 o’clock in the morning.”
I’m thinking “that’s going to change”, because in order to improve your sleep quality – not only how much you sleep but also how good your sleep is and how well your body recovers during that sleep, the best thing to do is to go to sleep earlier.
But how do you get to sleep early if you’ve trained yourself to go to sleep at 2:00 o’clock in the morning?
It’s actually simpler than you think. The best way is to get up really early.
5:00 AM is the wakeup time for anybody who wants to reset their sleep balance.
What’s going to happen when you doing that is that your body is going to naturally reset by going to sleep earlier, typically around 9:00 – 10:00 o’clock.
If you get up every single morning at 5:00 AM, whether it’s weekday, weekend, public holiday, Christmas, whatever, you will reset your sleep quality and your ability for your body to do what it needs to do as far as reproductive hormones are concerned. That is the absolute best thing that you do.
Q: If we have to get up at 3:00 or 4:00 AM, does going to bed even earlier help melatonin levels?
A: Absolutely. If you’re getting up at 3am or 4am, you definitely need to go to bed earlier so that you get enough sleep, because otherwise your adrenals will suffer and if your adrenals suffer, your reproductive hormones will suffer. Go to bed early enough to get your 8 hours sleep, ideally.
All my life, being to bed at 9:30 but up at 5:00 Always feel tired.
A: If that’s happening for you, you definitely need some extra support because that’s telling me that your adrenals need extra boosting. If after 7 hours sleep you’re still feeling tired, there’s either a nutritional deficiency or adrenal function needs to be optimized and that’s something that we can definitely support you with.
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