Is sleep really THAT important?
Well, every hour of the day your body follows a process to address and support different organs and systems in your body. In fact, the majority of repair happens during the night when you’re supposed to be sleeping, especially between the hours of 1am – 3am.
So, YES, sleep is critically important, and we recommend that you get 8-9 hours of sleep a night, especially when fighting any sort of health crisis.
To help, here are some of our top tips to support a good night’s sleep:
- Shut down electronics a few hours before bed time or use blue light blocking glasses to support your circadian rhythm.
- Finish your last meal 2-3 hours before bed time.
- Apply 1 drop of each of the following essential oils onto the bottoms of each foot or 3-4 drops in the diffuser. Oils include: Calming Blend, Lavender, Vetiver and Cedarwood.
- Put your cell phone on Airplane Mode and turn off your Wi-Fi to reduce your EMF exposure.
- Create an environment that supports a good night’s rest: use blackout curtains and the air conditioner for a cooler environment.
Getting enough sleep is also one of Heidi’s recommendations for thrivership!
Here’s her entire story and more suggestions:
Heidi’s Favorite Sport or Activity:
Spending time at Knott’s or playing with her sisters.
Heidi’s Favorite Healthy Food:
Heidi’s Health Tip:
Heidi’s Story with KICKcancER:
(This is from Heidi’s mom, Belinda.)
Our precious Heidi is a joyful and courageous 8 year old that is thriving while she continues her treatment to keep B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia from EVER touching her bone marrow again.
Before being diagnosed, Heidi quickly went from an active and playful 6, almost 7 year old to a very tired little girl that complained of back pain. Unfortunately, her physicians missed the signs, and we were advised to try physical therapy. Our older and VERY wise then 13 year old begged my husband and I to take Heidi to Choc’s emergency room. It didn’t take long for the attending physician to discover what her pediatrician had missed for two months, including what we presented at her 7th year well check appointment. We checked into the ER shortly after 2 pm on Saturday September 1, 2018, and by 11 pm, we were inpatient on the oncology floor.
Fast forward to now and our precious warrior is THRIVING! She is bright, wise and very aware of what her little body and mind need for her wellness.
Heidi’s tips for thrivership include:
- Use essential oils.
- Eat organic foods.
- Get lots of sleep.
- A good detox bath helps what ails most!
- Acupuncture is a new addition to her wellness routine. This is very helpful in helping her process her emotions and heal from the trauma of forfeiting two years of her life to battling cancer.
- Her faith has proven to be her anchor. It allows her to look forward while she accepts what’s happened to her.
We love her dearly and her journey has taught our entire family to pause and appreciate every season, no matter the weather we are asked to endure. Her precious smile through it all gives so many hope, and she’s truly become everyone’s hero.
When she rings that last chemo bell in October, she will have many cheering her on for her graceful courage.