Sheela Leigh Staff asked 5 months ago

(ANON QUESTION RECEIVED FROM GodfirstGodalways)

hey💞 i just wanted to ask if you have any advice for someone in junior year of high school , i am struggling and ALWAYS TIRED!🙃

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Sheela Leigh Staff answered 5 months ago

Thanks for this. 🙂 I’ve suffered from sleeping problems almost all my life but here are some things you can try to help you whether you have insomnia or not. Basically, change your eating habits and daily routine…

– Stop drinking coffee or sodas (if you drink any). The high caffeine content will only give you energy for a few hours but it depletes your iron and B-vitamins which your cells need to be able to stay awake. It’s such a deadly cycle.

– Start taking mulit-vitamins (if you don’t already do so). Prenatal vitamins are recommended by doctors even to women who aren’t pregnant. I take them. Disclaimer: I have no training whatsoever in healthcare, but my mom is a pharmacist so I trust her.

– Drink Matcha green tea. Even though it has caffeine in it, it has more advantages than other caffeinated drinks. If you’re not a tea drinker, try L-theanine supplements. It’ll give you the energy for the day and help you sleep better at night.

– Up your potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, and B-vitamins. Start taking fish oils. EFAs help with fatigue. Other supplements that can help is BCAAs and NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine), it’s a precursor to glutathione. Glutathione is in every cell of your body but in very small amounts, it’s great for restoring energy but since the supplement form is poorly absorbed by the body, NAC is your better choice, because it also recycles the glutathione that’s already in your system.

– Try fasting. Eat once or twice daily, no snacking in between. The more often you eat throughout the day the more you rely on insulin for energy. Cut out carbs, particularly white bread. They not only help you gain weight because it turns into sugar, they deplete nutrients that your mitochondria needs, like B-vitamins.

– Have a morning and night routine, and stick to it. Wake up and sleep at the same time everyday. Weekends are an exception. Here’s my morning routine if you want some ideas…
1. Drink a cup of water.
2. Pray/meditate/read daily devo for at least 30 min. (while listening to                                         Christian instrumental worship music).
3. Stretch for 5-10 min., then review goals/plans.
4. Journal for 5-10 min. (write affirmations/thanks/praises/pray                                                     again).
5. Keep bed, brush teeth.
6. Drink ACV water w/ lemon & supplements.
7. Do chores before checking phone/social media.
8. Breakfast

– Have a cardio routine, walk/run/jog. Mornings are the best time. You might get tired and sleepy after a run, but if you’re consistent, you’ll have more energy throughout the day.

– No cellphones within one hour of bed time. Set light on phone to sepia or something warmer. I have mine set to dim at 8pm every night. So if I ever look at my phone during that time, it reduces the chances of keeping me up later in the evening.

– No bright lights in the bedroom after 8 or 9pm. Lay in bed when you’re tired and don’t fight it. Only use your bed for sleeping. Don’t use your phone on your bed at night. Period.

– Use lavender essential oil and/or lotion to help you relax when it’s getting closer to bed time. Use rosemary oil and/or lemon balm oil for staying up. This one’s great for studying too.

Generally, I strongly believe in taking health into your own hands, but it is also important to get checked up by a trained physician in case your tiredness could be something a lot more serious. But I hope this helps and I’m praying that God will deal with your tiredness before school starts up again. Going to make a video about this because it’s a great question. Thank you! <3 🙂

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways)

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