Dec 10, 2018
When it comes to getting better sleep, Ayurveda has a lot to teach us. With more than 20 years of experience learning and teaching Ayurveda, Mary Thompson has a wealth of information to share about how we can utilize Ayurveda to address the rampant sleep issues we are seeing in our society. Sleeplessness and sleep issues are now not only an issue in adults, but also in kids. How can we address this detrimental and widespread issue?
Cate and Mary chat about the culmination of our various lifestyle habits that lead to sleep deprivation, especially regarding electronics and diet. Most of the serotonin that helps us stay asleep is produced in the gut, and when we disregard our digestion, we face disruptions in our sleep. Stimulants like coffee make this issue even worse and only add to the loss of sleep over time. Adding technology makes the issue even worse. Overuse of bright screens on phones and laptops, especially late at night, disrupt our natural sleep rhythm.
Mary identifies habits we can use to address these issues in our lives, rather than masking the issues with sleep aids. Tune into this episode to learn how you can take the step to get better sleep!
Mary Thompson has been teaching Ayurveda for more than 20 years. Driven to find answers after a health challenge, Mary found them in the Ayurvedic principles. After her attendance at the California College of Ayurveda, she served as an intern in Pune, India with the International Academy of Ayurved. Mary was an officer on the founding board of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and is a practitioner member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. She has done extensive work with the Ayurveda Experience to produce two programs, “The Ayurvedic Woman” and “Sattvic Mind.” She has committed herself to share these principles with others so they, too, could find a path to better health on all levels. Connect with Mary on her website, Facebook and Twitter.