|Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in all North America and in Europe. One-third of the US population cannot sleep well to function well during the day. And One-half of those people have only one or two bad nights a week. The other half spend countless sleepless nights tossing and turning, staring at the alarm clock and feeling miserable. These people also spend countless days exhausted.
Here are some suggested natural sleeping aids to help you sleep tight:
- Get a comfortable bed. Sleeping may also be disturbed because the individual is uncomfortable in his or her bed, soft beds are usually better for sleeping than firm ones.
- Don’t drink alcohol. Alcohol can make you feel drowsy and may actually put you to sleep, but it has the unpleasant side effect of waking you up in the middle of the night because of headaches, a full bladder or gastric upset. In addition, once alcohol’s sedative effects wears off, there’s a rebound effect that actually makes trouble falling back to sleep. For a better night’s sleep, skip the nightcap.
- Maintain a normal schedule. Most insomniacs become so desperate that they’ll go to sleep any time that they can. But, perhaps the most important rule for people with insomnia is to keep a strict sleep wake schedule. If you cannot sleep one night, simply get up at your usual time the next morning and don’t take any naps. Chances are you will be ready for a sound sleep by the next night.
- Take a hot bath. Having a hot bath taken two hours before bedtime is a wonderful way to relax staying in it for at least 20 minutes makes your body ready for sleep. Do not bathe in very hot water, however, if you are pregnant or have any significant health problems, ask your doctor.
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