This episode of the Healthy Family Project podcast is all about how to get better sleep. We’re joined by Jackie Vega, author of The Wellness Solution and host of The Busy Moms Kitchen Podcast. Jackie shares tips the whole family can take advantage of to get better sleep including which foods to eat more, supplements to try, and how to adjust nighttime routines.
Are you getting enough sleep? Lack of sleep can cause can affect our hormones, ultimately affecting our mood, energy levels and productivity. As parents, we can immediately tell when our kids are not getting enough sleep. Jackie Vega joined us to share lots of tips and insights to help the whole family get better quality sleep.
There’s lots you can do to improve your sleep quality from supplements and vitamin B rich foods to switching up nighttime routines and avoiding certain foods before bedtime.
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What We Cover:
Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See timestamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through to get all the great tips and tricks!
- 4:08 Welcome back, Jackie!
- 7:20 Why are teens always so tired?
- 11:50 How lack of sleep affects hormones
- 12:50 Change nighttime routines
- 16:15 Foods to keep on hand for energy & for bedtime
- 23:07 How does Magnesium help with sleep?
- 25ish Supplements that help with sleep
- 31:20 Foods high in B vitamins
- 35:40 Benefits of drinking tea before bed
- 39:40 Bedtime snacks
About Our Guest, Jackie Vega
Jackie is a registered dietitian, ACE-certified personal trainer, wife, and mom of two. She is the founder of the Wellness Solution where she offers guidance to her clients on all things health and fitness.
Jackie recently launched the Busy Moms Kitchen podcast where she invites you into her kitchen to listen in on conversations about life as busy moms, reaching health and fitness goals and other things that only you and your girlfriends will understand.
- Listen to Jackie’s Podcast – The Busy Mom’s Kitchen
- Follow Jackie on Instagram & Facebook
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- Is Caffeine Safe for Kids?
- What You Need to Know about Probiotics for Kids
- Better Sleep, Clean Home & a Healthier You
- 10 Proven Tips To Make Your Sleep-Deprived Teen Sleep Better
Other Podcast Episodes to Check Out:
- Episode 58: Realistic Self-Care for Families
- Episode 64: Tips to Declutter Your Home
- Episode 6: Mindful Eating for Your Family
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