This is a list of what I believe are the ten most important things anyone can do to improve their sleep. Whether it`s the occasional couple of nights of restless sleep or if it`s full blown insomnia, these tips helped me and other people I know tremendously.
What about seeing the morning light through the window and realizing that you haven’t even fallen asleep yet? It can make you feel defeated before the day even begins, and in the back of your mind you know that every minute you’re awake is only going to make the day tougher.
If able make your room as dark and quite as possible as this contributes to meletonin which is a natural melaluna sleep aid. Don’t leave the TV or radio on….if night sounds (traffic, etc) are a concern, consider buying a “white noise” machine, which usually effectively cancels out these distractions.
Some researchers believe cardiovascular exercise is best for sleep, which they may be right. I personally like to lift weights, so usually finish off my lifting routine with 15 minutes of moderate cardio and on non lifting days, I`ll do straight cardio at a higher intensity. This seems to have the most sleep benefits for me as well as the other all round health benefits.
You have a strong urge to move your legs due to odd sensations such as creeping, crawling, itching, tugging, pulling, tingling, or similar feelings in your legs. The urge is difficult to resist.
Natura Soothing Sound Machine – For $70 you can own this soothing sound machine that has a high quality digital recording to provide better sound quality. There is a choice of six sounds including a calming heartbeat and soothing rain. This machine does not have an auto reset so you will not be subjected to the skips, gaps or restarts that you might in other less expensive machines. Available online from Organic Sleep Products, LLC.
This versatile herb is useful for coughs or bronchitis. It can also help the digestive tract and various skin conditions. Turn it into a marsh mallow tea and you have something tasty and healthy for cold and flu season.
Lather, rinse, repeat. You repeat this cycle, sometimes every night, sometimes once a week. There are those lucky few that have never experienced this cycle, and maybe this portrait will surprise them. But insomniacs everywhere are nodding right now.