4 Tips for Getting a Nourishing Night's Sleep

April 6, 2015 12:06 PM

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Sleep, nourishing sleep! It's natural medicine, pure and simple. The spirit of regeneration works upon each and every person during sleep, rejuvenating every cell in the body, as well as the mind and soul. The Huichols say that when sleeping, you die a little death: You go to the Great Spirit, or to a special place of power, where everything just is. They're referring to the kind of sleep that is deep and uninterrupted -- and that's the healing sleep we need.

There are many costs of not getting enough of this good, nourishing sleep. And many of us aren't getting enough: an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. When sleep-deprived, our bodies release cortisol, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland that's also know...

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