essential in combating inflammation too. While we sleep, our body performs key healing and restoration processes. The average healthy adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Are you getting enough?
If you wake up feeling tired or feel sluggish during the day, you need more sleep.
If you have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, try developing a nighttime routine to help signal your body when it’s time to rest.
What you do as part of your routine is up to you. Just keep in mind a clutter-free, cool room is ideal for adequate sleep.
One of my favorite teas to help me sleep is moon milk made with ashwagandha, moon milk contains a blend of adaptogens and spices to help inspire a blissful night’s rest. You have heard me mention adaptogens many times before they are herbs and plants that have been used for centuries to provide therapeutic benefits and help the human body deal with physical and mental stressors. Click here to check out my adaptogen/adrenal formula.
To improve your sleep. Try this sleepy time moon milk with the adaptogen ashwagandha, paired with nutmeg and cinnamon.
• 1 cup milk of choice (whole, almond, coconut, etc.)
• 1/2 tsp. ground ashwagandha powder
• 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
• a pinch of ground nutmeg
• 1 tsp. coconut oil or coconut butter
• 1 tsp. honey or maple syrup
Make this tea by bringing the milk to a low simmer, but don’t let it boil. Once the milk is hot, whisk in the ashwagandha, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Gently simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the coconut oil or butter, and pour the moon milk into a cup. Sweeten with honey or maple syrup, if desired.
You can also easily manage stress, anxiety, and insomnia with herbs. Click here to see my herbal supplements to manage stress and anxiety. My favorite is the herbal sedative, just a little bit is enough to help me feel good and supported in times where anxiety is getting the best of me.
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.