Sleep is a spiritual practice, and I take it seriously. I’ve struggled with getting quality sleep in the past. So I know what a difference it makes — for my mind, body and soul — when I’ve had proper rest. Getting a good night’s sleep is an essential part of my wellbeing, so I wanted to share my bedtime ritual with you!
First, let me just take a moment to sing sleep’s praises. You might think you can get by on just a few hours of sleep a night — but you’re missing out! Getting proper rest enhances our ability to learn, problem-solve and embrace the positives in our life. That’s right: Sleep can boost your gratitude practice … and gratitude, my friend is the key to attracting everything you want!
Sleep Helps the Body Recover
Sleep is a spiritual practice, but rest isn’t only good for your spirit. A good night of sleep also helps our bodies recover, so we can start every new day feeling physically strong. You could say that sleep is one of my workout secrets!
All that said, it can still be tough for me to wind down at night. Between work engagements, frequent travel and chasing after an energetic 3-year-old, my mind can start going a million miles a minute. At those times, I need some help switching into chill-Gabby mode for the night.
I’m always looking for new tips and tricks to help me unwind at night. So, I was psyched when my friends at mindbodygreen launched sleep support+. Let me give you the scoop:
The Supplements That Support My Sleep
This non-hormonal sleep supplement features a blend of science-backed ingredients that promote relaxation and sleep quality.* I geek out on this stuff, so I looked up the ingredients: magnesium bisglycinate (a highly absorbable form of magnesium and glycine, shown to improve sleep quality), jujube (a sleep-promoting fruit prized in traditional Chinese medicine), and PharmaGABA® (a supplemental neurotransmitter that calms down the brain after periods of excitement).*
The supplements can be taken nightly. AND, they don’t make me wake up with a groggy feeling like some other sleep aids. Instead, they just help me fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready for my daily rampage of appreciation!*
I like to incorporate sleep support+ into my nightly routine by taking the capsules about 1-2 hours prior to bedtime. Then, by the time I’ve wrapped up my nighty bath and powered down all my devices, I’m so ready to get under the covers and doze off. I hardly ever wake up in the middle of the night after taking this supplement, and if I do, it’s easy for me to fall right back asleep.* This means that in the morning, I get out of bed feeling totally refreshed.
After taking my mindbodygreen sleep support+ capsules I practice a Yoga Nidra meditation.
My Feel-Good Morning Practice
To complement the good night’s sleep and give me a little extra morning boost, I start my day with another mbg product: beauty & gut collagen+. The powder is unflavored, so I can easily mix it into my morning smoothie or coffee. (I use the chocolate variety if I’m feeling decadent.)
I always have collagen peptides in my pantry essentials, since they make a noticeable difference in my skin, hair, and nails.* I appreciate that mbg’s collagen formula also features hyaluronic acid to further enhance skin moisture and smooth out texture, plus other vitamins, botanical bioactives, and amino acids that add up to a daily glow.* It’s topped off with gut-supporting ingredients like glutamine and turmeric to support a healthy intestinal lining and get my day off on a strong note.*
I also meditate every morning, just as I do each night. Every single day, I calm and restore my energy by practicing Transcendental Meditation. I like to meditate for at least 20 minutes, but even 5 minutes of meditation a day can soothe your system and shift your energy!
Try this 5-minute morning meditation for strengthening your faith.
A Special Offer
As a longtime mindbodygreen reader and collaborator, I know that the company is meticulous about sourcing and I trust that they only use the highest-quality ingredients across their supplement line. In this case, it’s collagen from grass-fed, pasture-raised cows.
It’s much easier to dwell in a state of love and faith when we take steps to nourish our bodies daily. For me, that means supporting my sleep with sleep support+ and starting my day off with beauty & gut collagen+.* If you want to give either of them a try, use the promo code GABBY20 at checkout for 20% off your first mindbodygreen supplements order.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
More Sleep Support
If you’re a part of my Miracle Membership, check out the sleep workshop and sleep meditation in the portal that’s just for members. And if you’re not yet a member, you can find details about joining here.