Approximately 1/3 of the US population are getting less than 7 hours of sleep every night, according to statistics. This is not good news for the medical industry as lack of sleep can lead to numerous health problems. Read on 7 tips to help you get the recommended dose of shuteye each night…
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Step by Step Instructions
1. Create A Sleep Journal
Keeping a diary (or sleep journal) can help you to evaluate each method fairly and find the best sleep strategy that is going to work for you.
2. Drink Herbal Tea Instead
Caffeine-free teas are available in special blends designed to help you relax and get your mind adequately prepared for sleepy time.
3. Modify Your Diet
Dinner should be a light meal consumed a few hours before your usual bed time and skip the spicy and heavy foods which can lead to indigestion or heart burn.
4. Take A Warm Bath
A study reported that people who take a warm baths fell asleep more quickly and reported better quality sleep than those who didn’t.
5. Develop A Sleep Routine
Being regular with your sleep helps regulate your sleep-wake clock so you can get a decent amount of quality sleep rather than spend the time tossing and turning.
Lavender has been discovered to be a great aid in regards to sleeping. It’s also cheap and readily available.
7. Just A Little Sugar
Some people may benefit from a small snack of milk and cookies 30 minutes before hitting the sack. The sugary meal often acts as a very mild sedative without the fuzziness and disorientation associated with the harder synthetic sleeping pills.