Did you find yourself dreading the holidays? Do you fight off depression during the winter months when it can be dark, cold, grey, dreary – and stressful? The good news is that by choosing the right foods, you can eat your way into a better mood. “Mood foods” increase your levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter found naturally in the brain, bowels, and blood platelets. Serotonin, among other things, contributes to feelings of happiness, relaxation, and general well-being.
Last week we discussed some of the direct effects of a lack of sleep and benefits of getting more sleep – now we will look more in-depth at several tips to help you get more sleep and what this will do for your body. There is a lot of research done on sleep and here are some ways it can help you.