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Lack of Sleep Can Cause a Mental Meltdown

November 30, 2010 by  

Trying to fall asleep can be frustrating when you can’t relax into a peaceful slumber. Not only does it affect you during those nighttime hours, you could carry feelings of anger, depression and hostility around during the day, too. Worse yet, insomnia has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure levels, heart disease and stroke.

To help you get to sleep faster, try these recommended techniques:

  • Block out the noise. By drowning out disturbing sounds with relaxing music or nature sounds, you won’t be distracted. If this doesn’t work, invest in a pair of ear plugs.
  • Take a bath before bedtime. Try using soothing bath salts or soaps with chamomile and lavender. Both of these herbs can help you relax.
  • Keep a journal. Writing down how much caffeine you drink… how much exercise you get… and the foods you eat will help you identify triggers that keep you awake.
  • Drop the temperature. Most people sleep better when their rooms are cooler, according to The Insomnia Workout. If you experience hot flashes or night sweats, the book suggests a temperature of 65 degrees or lower.
  • Meditate to release your worries. Before bedtime, try meditating for about 30 minutes to release tension and stress that has built up during the day.

Bob Livingston

is an ultra-conservative American and author of The Bob Livingston Letter™, founded in 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • FlaJim

    Believe it or not, I sleep best when I leave the TV on showing a shoot ‘em up Western or a war movie. When on the road, I like to stay close to the highway. The sound of truck tires tearing down the road is somehow soothing and comforting (I’ve traveled a lot since very young).

    Cold temperatures give me fitful sleep. The hotter, the better for me – at least 75 and hopefully, in the 80s.

    There are no beverages with caffeine in my diet – not even soft drinks.

    It’s my belief that sleep disorders are the result of unsatisfactory job situations or problems at home and tend to mulitply as one grows older with various aches and pains.

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