TMHS 005: Help Me Sleep! – 21 Ways To Cure Your Sleep Problems (Part 2)

In this episode of The Model Health Show you’ll hear Part 2 of our 3 Part series on curing your sleep problems.

Many people are beginning to realize that sleep is the one thing that can’t be replaced. You can choose from thousands of different diet and exercises programs, but there simply is no alternative to great sleep.

So many people try unsuccessfully to beat the system by sleeping poorly then using false stimulants to force their system to push through the fatigue.

What does this result in? 

Immune system depression, adrenal fatigue, substance dependency, and insulin resistance just to name a few. If you think that a 5-Hour Energy or Red Bull can fix these things, then your in for a rude awakening sooner than you think.

In this episode you’re going to learn even more powerful steps you can take to prevent the metabolic chaos that results from not sleeping well. Just like the concept of clean eating, we’re bringing forth the awareness of clean sleeping.

The benefits of sleep are immense: immune system fortification, improved insulin sensitivity, reduced inflammation, cancer protection, and the list goes on and on.

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What mineral deficiency is linked to chronic insomnia.
  • The foods you need to be eating to help enhance deep, restful sleep.
  • What you can apply to your skin to help you to sleep better, relax, and de-stress.
  • How sleeping with lights on is clinically proven to cause vision loss.
  • What you can do to create the ideal environment for getting rejuvenative sleep.
  • How parents are creating a negative neuro-association of the dark with their children.
  • The misconception about kids sleeping through the night that’s causing major tension in families.
  • Why having an orgasm can be a powerful ticket to inducing deep sleep.
  • What tactics I used to help a client suffering from 8 years of clinical insomnia.
  • How exercise can impact your sleep (negative and positive).
  • The type of exercise to AVOID if you have trouble sleeping.
  • What EMFs are and why they are constantly disrupting your sleep.
  • What foods to eat and what foods to avoid to help you get great sleep.

Items mentioned in this podcast:

The real benefits of magnesium (Shawn Stevenson video)

Insomnia remedies: Studies confirm calcium and magnesium effective

Health Force Spirulina

Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival

Sleep in the dark for better health

Peter Ragnar

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  • Sally
    5 Jun 2013, 4:47 pm

    Love ya Shawn ~~ and ALL that you DO! You are such a doer for the GREATNESS of all of us. The research that Shawn stays on top of and digests and SHARES with humanity is superb! Knowledge, science, real-life application = the real deal.

    • Shawn
      7 Jun 2013, 12:12 pm

      Thank you SO MUCH, Sally!

  • whitney
    6 Jun 2013, 10:39 pm

    Two things i’m going to purchase: these blackout curtains and the topical magnesium. the last apartment i stayed in had no windows, so at any given time it was blacked out but I
    couldn’t get any air in….now that i think about it, I could sleep forever in that room because it was sooo dark. Now i have created a sanctuary with no electronics but my window treatments are horrible. I have to fix that asap

    • Shawn
      7 Jun 2013, 12:09 pm

      Wow, real life experience with sleeping in a blacked out room.
      I think getting those curtains will be great for you 🙂

  • LaKesha
    7 Jun 2013, 1:40 am

    Ok…so the topical magnesium is definitely my next purchase. Number 14 made me say AHHHAAAA!!!! Something sweet has to follow all my meals. It’s one thing I’m trying to get away from. It’s always fruit, but sugar is sugar. I’m eating things like grapes and pineapples before bed when my sweet tooth kicks in. My room is blacked out, electronics outside the room, but I still wake up from time to time around 2 am. Thanks Shawn!

    • Shawn
      7 Jun 2013, 12:11 pm

      Definitely, Kesha, let me know if having a protein/fat snack instead helps.

  • traci s.
    8 Jun 2013, 1:48 am

    I am loving the podcasts on sleep and looking forward to part 3 of 3. Such great information, as always.
    I do have a question–;-)–(of course I do–lol)—how do you feel about waking to an alarm vs waking naturally? I know the latter is better, but with a rotating schedule, there are mornings that I need the alarm to get me up on time. Is this impacting my sleep/health in any negative way? I’ve gotten the “going to sleep” on a fairly consistent routine, no matter what my schedule looks like, but I still rely on the alarm on those early work days.
    A heartfelt thanks, Shawn—-for everything!!! 🙂

    • Shawn
      12 Jun 2013, 7:16 pm

      EXCELLENTE question! I have my alarm “on reserve” just in case. I usually set it each night, but get up before it goes off almost all the time.

      It’s smart to have a back up, so no need to sweat it…. Just getting to bed at a good time and getting into a great sleep pattern is all it takes.

      Plus you can set it to play what you want upon rising if you have an iPod or MP3 player adaptable clock… Much more pleasant, for sure 🙂

  • whitney
    11 Jun 2013, 7:54 pm

    so i got my supply of Magnesium Infusion. Of course i had to listen to the whole podcast to understand the full benefit of it 🙂 So i opened the box in the car and sprayed it on my arms, my chest and in that enclosed environment, i inhaled a bit of it….All i can say is WOW. in less than 60 seconds I started feeling some kind of way. my wrist (which i have a cyst on) instantly started to feel different. I felt some vibrations in my brain, and i felt really open and light. if that makes any sense. bottom line, it was well worth the money spent. and i had a good night of sleep and woke up refreshed before my alarm went off….but i noticed that sense i havent been getting enough sleep, the effect made me sleepy. man was that a good nights rest. next are going to be hanging those curtains! thank you!

    • Shawn
      11 Jun 2013, 9:28 pm

      AWESOME share, Whitney… I continue to hear so many stories like this. And it’s REALLY similar to my first experience with it too. It was like, “It’s time to get that rest you’ve been putting off tonight bro!” Lol. Really, really cool, Whitney 🙂

  • 23 Jul 2013, 6:11 am

    Great info! I naturally found that snacking on some nuts felt good before bed, so totally recommend that. I do have a question about sleeping in total darkness. What about the moon? Does the moonlight,and starlight for that matter, affect us negatively? Our ancestors I’m sure were exposed to that light at night.

  • Megan Pangan
    23 Jul 2014, 4:15 am

    Really loving the show Shawn, it’s informative, and I love the cool, urban vibe going on. So great that you’re giving us this incredible resource for sleeping, health and fitness. Thank you

  • Annabel
    3 Sep 2014, 5:25 pm

    Lucky Me… I stumbled onto this show after hearing you on the Abel James show and I can’t stop listening to your show. I started on my quest for health a little over a year ago and I just can’t seem to get enough information…everyday I’m learning something new!!! Thank you for making these “complicated” things easy to understand!!

    • Shawn
      3 Sep 2014, 8:35 pm

      Wow, Annabel, you’re so welcome! You’re doing the best thing ever by immersing yourself in information and life-lessons like this. Glad to be a part of your health team 🙂