from the experts at Blue Swan Financial
What would you say Canadians are best known for? One may argue our passion for hockey is top of the list. Others may debate cold weather or our polite attitude. Fact of the matter is, few Canadians would disagree with our obsession for a good cup of coffee. According to Eurometer, Canada ranks as the third country in the world for the most coffee consumed, with a whopping 152 litres of coffee consumption per person per year. The caffeine may give us a jolt of energy to make it through the day, but does it also make it tougher to fall asleep?
We asked some Mompreneurs what helps them and their family get a good night’s sleep. Brooke Hohenadel of Bedtime Beginnings suggested a ‘power down hour’. Brooke says that reducing light from electronics and televisions will provide higher melatonin levels, which will help you fall asleep. Michelle Annis-Watterson of CatNap Cottages claims that petting your cat increases oxytocin and decreases cortisol which helps you sleep, reduces anxiety, and relieves stress. Dimple Arora of Mindful Evolution suggests eating a balanced diet rich with tryptophan, carbohydrates, calcium, magnesium, melatonin, and vitamin B6 helps with a quality sleep.
At Blue SWAN we agree wholeheartedly with the suggestions above. There is one more way to ensure you and your love ones Sleep Well At Night (SWAN). According to the Better Sleep Council of Canada, 23% of Canadians say family issues are preventing them from sleeping, and 16% of individuals blame personal finances on their lack of shut eye. Stress is taking it’s toll on Canadians.
To reduce stress and ensure your life is protected from ‘what if’s’ that may come your way, Blue Swan offers a complimentary 360 Degree SWAN Process. We ask you questions, listen, and customize a plan to help you Sleep Well At Night. We work with a dozen insurance providers to ensure we protect your #1 asset – your ability to earn an income.