Tossing and turning. Mind racing. Waking up multiple times. Feeling tired as you drag yourself out of bed. The feels are REAL and this is no way to live. Can you relate to this?Check out this list of foods below that could be having an impact on your sleep!

It is important to sleep so your brain can repair and you can wake up feeling rested, revitalized and rejuvenated. After my Fiance (oh snap, first time referring to Kelsi as my feyonceeeee) found out that she had an imbalance in her hormones (like so many of us do) I started to look into how melatonin and cortisol impact the body. One of the most interesting things I found is how common it is for this sort of imbalance to occur and how many people go years without any answers on how they can make a change. 

When we have an imbalance, not only can our sleep be affected but this can lead to a number of other feelings such as extra stress, weight gain, sickness and depression.

There are a number of contributing factors to these imbalances however, it seems that many everyday foods that we put into our body could be throwing our cortisol levels around like a ragdoll! 

1. Trans fat.

2. Vegetable oils.

3. Fruit juice/yogurts.

4. Alcohol

5. Low fiber carbs.

6. Poor quality meats.

These are just some things to consider, that I wasn't really aware of until doing some research! If you are experiencing any of the following, you may want to talk to your doctor about testing your levels.

Skin irritation, fatigue, mood changes, excess hair growth or infertility. 

Thankfully, fixing any imbalances is not an overly complicated or expensive thing to do and this could be the answer you have been searching for every morning when you wake up exhausted! 

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