Saturday, February 8, 2014

Part 5: Quick Tips for Getting Better Sleep

by P. Gough 
The A to Zzzzz’s of Sleep Problems and Natural Solutions
In this 5 part series I will take you through the sleep process, show you how it affects you, and how you can improve your sleep.
Part 1: Understanding Sleep
Part 2: Reasons for Not Sleeping Well
Part 3: The Effects of Sleeplessness & Poor Sleep
Part 4: Natural Remedies to Help You Sleep
Part 5: Quick Tips for Getting Better Sleep
Part 5: Quick Tips for Getting Better Sleep
1. Choose a comfortable sleeping temperature and make it as quiet as possible (ear plugs can help if you can’t eliminate all the noise).
2. Choose a mattress that is not only comfortable when you first lay down, but that provides adequate support for your hips and shoulders (not too firm) and supports your back throughout the night (not too soft).
3. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 hours before bedtime.
4. Establish a nightly routine to help ease your mind and body into sleep mode (watch television, walk the dog, take a shower or bath, read a book, meditate).
5. Eat a reasonable dinner at least 3 hours prior to going to sleep so you are not overfull or hungry.
6. Eliminate nicotine, caffeine and alcohol from your daily routine. This also includes other stimulant drugs like most diet pills.
7. Try natural remedies with passion flower, lemon balm, skullcap, or oats, and also homeopathic ingredients such as coffea or nux vomica.  www.gooddeedsmall.com 
Sleep Tonic™ is a homeopathic remedy reduces sleeplessness associated with insomnia, and increases drowsiness for better sleep.
This article is a Part 5 in our 5 article series on sleep. For more information on sleep and your health see the following posts:
Part 1: Understanding Sleep
Part 2: Reasons for Not Sleeping Well
Part 3: The Effects of Sleeplessness & Poor Sleep
Part 4: Natural Remedies to Help You Sleep
Part 5: Quick Tips for Getting Better Sleep