Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

If your success strategy or just your natural curiosity involves any form of sleep programming, then a good night’s sleep is an essential priority for you.

Every night, millions of people all over the world take sleeping pills in a desperate bid to ease their sleeping problems. Although medication can help for a time, most people quickly grow weary of the side effects that come with such medication. Fortunately, there are non-pharmacological solutions that can give you a better night’s sleep.

Natural sleep is far better for your body, heart, mind and soul than sleep induced by drugs. Try these simple and effective remedies before you resort to drug induced stupor.

Create and Maintain an Environment Conducive to Sleeping

Reserve your bed for sleep and sex only. Do not use your bed as an office, dining table or recreation room. Make sure environmental factors such as noise, light, temperature and ventilation are at comfortable levels and conducive for sleep. Invest in the most comfortable bedding that you can afford.

Ultimately a well-rested mind and body is the single most important contributing factor to good health.

Establish Pre-Bedtime Routines

Avoid strenuous exercise or overly-stimulating activities such as reading a thriller or watching an exciting TV show just before bed. Relax your mind by reading selectively for a few minutes, listening to soothing music or by practicing meditation or yoga before bed. Take a warm bath with a few drops of calming essential oils mixed into the bathwater to relax the muscles and facilitate sleep.

Studies have also shown that milk contains tryptophan, a sleep-promoting amino acid, so drinking a glass of warm milk may help you sleep as well.

It is also helpful to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, even on the weekends. This helps set your biological clock and trains your body to know when to sleep and when to wake up comfortably and naturally.

Embrace Common Sense Lifestyle Changes

Watch and learn from kids. Stay active throughout the day to guarantee a good night’s rest. Establish a regular exercise regimen and avoid taking naps of more than 30 to 45 minutes, especially later than three in the afternoon.

Changes in your diet are also fairly simple ways to ensure a restful night of sleep. Avoid caffeinated products such as coffee, tea, chocolate and certain sodas too late in the day. Alcohol, too, should not be taken up to 4 to 6 hours before bed as it can cause premature waking once alcohol levels in the blood fall.

By making simple changes to your lifestyle and establishing good sleep hygiene, you can overcome insomnia and harvest all the benefits of sleeping well naturally.

All good things,
John

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