After White Dew, the weather gradually cools down and many people feel a lazy fatigue. Although sleep should improve as the weather cools down, many still feel groggy and sleepy. This is what people often refer to as “autumn fatigue”. This is a natural physiological response of the human body to different seasons. In addition, the onset of symptoms such as autumn dryness, wind chill, diarrhea, and asthma can greatly affect the quality of sleep in autumn.
The night of “White Dew” is the true night of the “Autumn Equinox”. After “White Dew”, the weather gets cooler day by day. How can one have a good sleep during the onset of autumn?
Adjust your daily routine
Firstly, you should adjust your daily routine and change the habit of staying up late in the summer. You can also go for a walk in the early morning and evening to increase physical activity and stimulate vitality. The 6-8 hours of deep sleep from 11 PM to 7 AM is an irreplaceable period for the body’s Yang Qi to hide and gain nourishment from Yin essence.
Close the windows before sleeping
During sleep, blood flow slows down, body temperature drops, and a layer of Yang Qi forms on the surface of the body. After “White Dew”, it gets cooler in the morning and evening. At this time, if you open the window, the wind will enter your muscles and the cold will enter your bones, making you feel uncomfortable when you wake up in the morning. You should close the windows, turn off the air conditioning and fan to protect your Yang Qi. You should also try to go to bed early, as staying up late can also damage your Yang Qi, making you feel tired and weak the next day.
Sleep more soundly with the help of Ganoderma
As early as 2000, the Chinese Pharmacopoeia included the efficacy of Ganoderma in “tonifying Qi, soothing the nerves, relieving cough and asthma”, which is what we now commonly refer to as calming the mind or improving sleep.
Professor Lin Zhibin of the Peking University Health Science Center stated that Ganoderma can effectively alleviate insomnia caused by neurasthenia. The effects can usually be seen after using Ganoderma for 1-2 weeks. Ganoderma can also alleviate insomnia caused by chronic bronchitis, coronary heart disease, hypertension, hepatitis, and other diseases. During the season of autumn fatigue, it is advisable to have more Ganoderma products on hand to effectively improve sleep quality.
After “White Dew”, autumn dryness becomes more pronounced. It is recommended to eat more foods that nourish Yin and moisten the lungs, such as snow pears, lotus seeds, lilies, white fungus and black sesame. These foods can moisten the lungs and prevent dryness, preventing “lung fire”. They can be paired with Ganoderma, which has a neutral nature, benefits lung Qi, and calms the mind, for better conditioning of the body.
Ganoderma, lotus seed, and lily congee can calm the mind and is suitable for both the young and old.
[Ingredients] 20 grams of Ganoderma sinense slices, 20 grams each of cored lotus seeds and lilies, and 100 grams of rice.
[Method] Wash the Ganoderma sinense slices, cored lotus seeds, lilies, and rice. Add a few slices of ginger and put them all in a pot. Add water and bring to a boil over high heat. Then reduce the heat to low and cook until well done.
[Dietary Therapy Explanation] This dietary therapy is suitable for both the young and old. Long-term consumption can protect the liver, calm the mind, and improve sleep quality to a certain extent.
Ganoderma, goji berry and chrysanthemum tea can clear the liver, improve eyesight, nourish and moisten the lungs.
[Ingredients] 10g of organic Ganoderma lucidum, 3g of green tea, and an appropriate amount of Hangzhou chrysanthemum and goji berries.
[Method] Put the Ganoderma lucidum slices, green tea, Hangzhou chrysanthemum, and goji berries into a cup. Add boiling water and steep for 2 minutes.
[Dietary Therapy Explanation] This tea is bitter but has a sweet aftertaste. It can soothe the liver, improve eyesight, and relieve fatigue.
Ganoderma Lung-nourishing Soup can suppress coughs, expel phlegm, nourish the lungs, and moisten dryness.
[Ingredients] 20g of Ganoderma, 4g of Sophora flavescens, and 3g of Licorice.
[Suitable for] Patients with mild asthma.
The heat has dissipated, and coolness is coming. At this time of the year, the earth is maturing. May you have harvests in both body and mind.