I Need More ZZZZZs Please!
The National Institutes of Health estimates that 70 million Americans suffer from sleep problems. Try some of these helpful hints if restless nights are stealing your sweet dreams:
- Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol in the late afternoon and evening. Caffeine and nicotine can delay your sleep, and alcohol may interrupt your sleep later in the night.
- Exercise regularly—but do so at least three hours before bedtime. A workout closer to bedtime may keep you awake because your body has not had a chance to cool down.
- If you have trouble sleeping at night, skip the daytime naps. Midday snoozing may stop you from resting well at night.
- Make your sleep environment pleasant, comfortable, dark and quiet.
- Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine to help you unwind. It can also signal your brain that it’s time to sleep.
- If you can’t go to sleep after 30 minutes, get up and involve yourself in a relaxing activity. Listen to soothing music or read until you feel sleepy.
Dr. Mark Wiley is an internationally renowned mind-body health practitioner, author, motivational speaker and teacher. He holds doctorates in both Oriental and alternative medicine, has done research in eight countries and has developed a model of health and wellness grounded in a self-directed, self-cure approach. The Wiley Method provides a revolutionary way of providing recovery and prevention of chronic pain, illness and disease. Grab your FREE COPY of Dr. Mark Wiley's "The 3 Secrets to Optimal Health" HERE.
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