Understand nutrition and how it relates to getting a good night sleep

Course description:

Can’t get a full night’s sleep?  There is nothing more stressful than watching those wee hours tick by knowing full well that you have a very busy day ahead!

Correcting this apparently unmanageable problem requires a bit of detective work.  There are many reasons for insomnia and if classified and treated correctly then success in getting off to dreamland is assured.

Insomnia symptoms include – difficulty falling asleep on going to bed; waking during the night; having difficulty getting back to sleep; restless or shallow sleep; waking feeling tired; waking too early.  Many sleep culprits include worry and stress; poor dietary choices, nutrient deficiencies, food sensitivities, some medications, and surprisingly the health of your gut.

Bring your sleep problem along and let’s see if we can get to the bottom of them.

Course outline:

  • A wholistic view of health – mental, emotional, and physical aspects of sleep
  • How the nervous system and hormonal systems have a say in your sleep issues
  • Physical activity, blood sugar levels, and nutritional balance – getting it all into shape
  • How your liver and gut may be implicated – getting digestion right
  • Nutrient deficiencies – their contribution
  • The sleep thieves – stress and anxiety
  • Melatonin, serotonin, and blue light blues
  • Are herbals and nutritional supplements safe to try?
  • Tips and tricks for a healthy sleep diet and lifestyle

Learning outcomes:

On completion of the course learners will be able to:

  • Identify problem areas in their own lifestyle that may be contributing to sleep deficit
  • Construct a healthy eating plan helpful for better nutritional and sleep balance
  • Be able to make informed decisions regarding herbal and nutritional supplements for sleep

Who should attend?

Anyone who has a problem with sleep

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