Avoid these foods if you’re having trouble sleeping

Dr. Jen Ashton has answers to your health and COVID-19 questions.
2:42 | 10/28/20

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They're just like us. They got stress to relieve. All right, Dr. Ashton, save us from ourselves. Coronavirus questions for us. Let's start with the first one here, robach, take this one if that's all right? Sure. How should I sanitize my workspace when I return to the office for the first time? And thereafter? This is a great question question. We should have been doing this before. In hospital settings, at the end of the every shift, at the beginning of the next one, this was happening for decades now, but you want to take some regular disinfectant wipe clean down over surface, phones, if you can open a window, great, open a window. Remember, you're not trying to make an operating room environment. You're just trying to keep things a little bit clean. All right, next question, with gyms requiring masks, it's difficult to take deep breaths during cardio, so are you still getting all the heart benefits? You are definitely getting the benefits both to the heart and muscular skeletal system. Yes, it can be more difficult. I was just experiencing this myself last night. You really do feel that mask when you're doing either lifting weights or cardio. You have to be able to breathe well, so don't expect to be able to push the same pace on the treadmill with a mask as you could without a mask. Unfortunately, this is the reality right now. You don't want to stop going to the gym because they require masks. That's actually a smart thing to do. Something is better than nothing. 1,000%. I'm going to let T.J. Take this question, because I think it pertains to him. If you are having trouble falling asleep, what are some foods to eat or avoid to help you at night? I feel like the third question is always really from T.J. Have you guys noticed that trend? I have. So, sleep critically important. It's one of the three pillars of good health, and if it's not unlock it can contribute to illness and disease. Stress, lower your immune system. You want to avoid caffeine, alcohol, even within six hours of going to sleep, look at the faces. You want to avoid a heavy -- Okay. There you go, I've cured you. Avoid a big, heavy meal. But there are some foods, light carbs that can help ease you off to sleep, some magnesium supplements in low doses can helpo to sleep. But, yeah -- Well, should I start drinking immediately after the show? So I drink early and not the six hours before I go to sleep. That's a question for another day. Okay, I'll submit that for tomorrow. Okay, you can submit questions to Dr. Jen on her Instagram @drjashton. All right, here, robach, I've seen the house.

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