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Rest Is Restorative: Dr. Judith’s Golden Nuggets

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People commonly think that when we sleep our brains sleep too, but in reality, brain activity occurs during sleep. This activity is necessary to clear toxins and to restore functioning.

Individuals specifically with ADHD, anxiety, depression and neurodivergence may experience unique challenges around sleep, too.

For this Golden Nugget, you’ll create a cozy sleep cave that stimulates the 5 senses.

  1. Touch: Choose linens that are soft and cool. Cooler temperatures are best for sleep.
  2. Smell: Use a light pillow mist or candles to set a calming atmosphere in your bedroom.
  3. Sound: Noise machines may be helpful to limit stimulation in the bedroom.
  4. Sight: Keep the room pitch black to block out light so your brain can produce melatonin.
  5. Taste: Replace caffeine, alcohol, and heavy food with chamomile tea or melatonin rich foods.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only and does not replace professional medical advice. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized guidance. Dr. Judith Joseph does not endorse specific products or treatments mentioned in this content. Use this information at your own discretion.


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