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you know that sleep is vital to maintain your body? Lack of sleep
can be harmful to your health causing irritability, hallucinations,
lack of focus, stress, and hormonal problems as well. Here are a few
tips to help you get better sleep.
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you having trouble sleeping? A sleep guide can be very beneficial
to you. Who doesn’t want to sleep well? There are various natural
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there been times when you were so excited about projects or some
things that you were anxious to start working on? Do you sometimes
become so excited that you forget to take time to rest or to even
sleep? Are you staying up late and suffering the consequences as a
result? Possibly you are so excited about your project that you just
want to complete it as soon as possible. Remember the saying, “Rome
was not built in a day?” Well possibly you are trying to run a
“sprint” as oppose to a “Marathon.”
you take time throughout the day to take a break from whatever you
are working on? Remember your body is not a machine even though you
may treat it like one. Possibly you feel rest is not necessary.
Just like food and exercise are vital to the body, rest is vital to
the body, because it helps the body calm down. It helps the body
calm down mentally and physically. No you do not have to take a
long break. It may vary for each individual. Possibly 10 or 15
minutes. Maybe others may need only 5 minutes.
may like to take a bath or shower before bedtime. There is
something about water that can be very relaxing to the body. Beside
the fact that our body is made up of water, water is just so
beneficial to us. Those that live near a beach or lake can take
advantage of that water. You don’t even necessarily have to go
swimming but just to be near it can have a calming effect on your
body. There are those that just love to stroll along the beach.
There are those that just enjoy lying on the beach. Be sure to use
sunscreen. Sometimes you may have been worrying about problems or
circumstances and it just helps to relax.
a light snack is okay, try not to eat a large meal before bedtime.
Also, limit your liquid intake so you are not constantly getting up
through the night to use the bathroom. Bananas or a small bowl of
low-sugar cereal is helpful to induce sleep. I find there is
something about cereal before bedtime. It seems to relax every
muscle in my body. Pretzels are a low-calorie, source of
carbohydrates, that will make you feel sleepy, and they taste good
too. Also, popcorn about a half an hour before going to bed. The
carbs will cause your body to produce serotonin, a petrochemical that
will relax you. Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks.
have mentioned this before. Deep-breathing can be very relaxing to
the body. Taking about 10 deep breaths before bedtime will do
wonders to relax your body.
drinking warm milk or warm cocoa before bedtime. This can be soothing
and relaxing. The milk has the hormone melatonin which aides in
relaxation resulting in natural sleep. I have tried this and it
definitely works for me.
you observed that when you read a bedtime story to a young child
before going to be that it may help them to go to sleep? Reading
before you go to sleep may be helpful to you as well. Some might
want to read their Bible or possibly a novel that you really like.
Reading can be relaxing to you and your body. Why not treat your
Try to make bedtime about the same time every night, so that there is
a regular routine. Try not to indulge in a lot of activity before
away that cellphone, iPad, television, and computer. Remember you
may need time to wind down. I recall having to wind down at least an
hour before bedtime. Sometimes I would need about 2 hours,
especially when I had a long day at work. It just depends. I
also discovered some cellphone apps would really activate my brain
and I would be thinking of so many different things that I wanted to
to make the bedroom conducive for sleep by making sure your room is
dark. Make sure the television is not on.
on the type of music you prefer, soft music can be relaxing. I
recall there were times I would listen to smooth jazz before bedtime.
sure the temperature in the room is adequate. Some people cannot
tolerate too much heat. Usually temperatures of 68-72 degrees are
good. If you and your spouse differ regarding temperatures, you may
try a heating blanket for the one of you that is not warm enough.
Also, now there are some mattresses that will adjust temperatures for
you and your spouse individually. That is just awesome.
sure that you get enough exercise during the day. When weather
permit’s the outdoors is perfect, because you will know that you
are getting fresh air. Even though you work daily, find a time to
exercise. Make it a priority at least once or twice a week. I still
emphasize walking as one of the best exercise and it is free. It
does not cost you anything. If you are walking outside you are sure
to get plenty of fresh air too.
do you do to help you sleep? Please share with us.
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