The top five solutions to get better sleep will help adults who often do not get enough hours of sleep each night. Most people will feel rested after seven to nine hours of sleeping. Several health risks can develop if a person does not get better sleep. There can be weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes and depression. Insomnia also has an effect on the performance of the brain. There are some things that can be done to help improve the ability to rest.
Exercising regularly can make nodding off easy. The best time to workout is either in the morning or early afternoon. When exercise is done too close to bedtime, it can disturb sleeping patterns. This is because body temperatures rise which can cause one to be more alert. Around five or six hours later, the temperature will decrease and it is easier to fall asleep.
Working on the computer or watching TV is stimulating to the mind. This makes it harder to get better sleep. In fact, anything that stimulates the brain should be cut out. This could include nicotine, caffeine, alcohol or too much light in the bedroom.
Get better sleep by eating healthy snacks before retiring. There are some important compounds in specific foods that have a calming effect. Tryptophan is an amino acid found in foods like turkey, bananas, oatmeal, peanut butter and milk. The body uses it to make serotonin and melatonin which makes us feel good. Only eat a small amount so that indigestion does not happen.
Try to relax before bed. Take a warm bath or shower. Massage the neck and other muscles either by using the fingers or an electronic device. Wear loose and comfortable clothing.
There are some natural herbal remedies that can help a person get better sleep. For example, Chamomile tea contains a flavonoid that acts like a sedative but does not have any side effects. Sipping a little bit of it before bed is helpful. Deep sleep can occur after smelling the scent of lavender oil. Just put a few drops of it under a pillow or in a warm bath.
this came right on time: I knew a few things on your list but it's a great reminder.
Another high five.
Great information of getting better sleep. H5
Excellent list of ways to improve sleep. Regular exercise works for me.
Great list. I will have to try a couple of these. Congratulations on making front page.
going to have to try a couple of these solutions .. nice list
Ear plugs help me snooze the night away!
Great list! Sleep is important!
When I get a good night's sleep I can do anything! It's amazing how many people sleep with their cell phone right next to the bed - couldn't risk missing a text at 3 AM!
Thanks these are all great tips.
High Five, awrite.
Sleep is very important. I sure need to get some good sleep tonight.
Great sleep solutions!
Congrats on front page! If I ever have trouble sleeping I'll look this up LOL!!
I know my sleep problems relate to using the computer until bedtime. It's hard to sleep when you have lots of writing ideas churning around in your head.
Thanks for the tips! I have some sleep issues I'd like to be rid of.
All true and good tips. Congrats!
Congrats on the front page! Sleep is so important, I wish I could get more of it.
# 2 would be a big help in getting to sleep, just so hard to do ..
Thanks for the congratulations everyone. I wasn't even aware and I have never had something like this happen before.
Back again to say congrats!! I'm glad this one was featured!
I'm back to congratulate you on making the front page...! Hope it gives you a bunch of views and high-fives.
Congrats on making the front page accolade. Most people can benefit from your natural sleep aids.
I love to sleep and never have trouble! Haha!
Thank you for your great sleep tips. Congratulations on the front page spot. High 5
Congrats on the front page. Good list of suggestions to help dozing off.
This is good information to have! Tryptophan in turkey is one of the reasons people go into a food coma after Thanksgiving dinner.
I have a horrible sleep pattern so will take some of your excellent suggestions to heart! Thanks.
Great list, great advice. There is nothing worse than trying to sleep when your mind seems a little too preoccupied and 'hyper'. Thanks for sharing.
Wonderful tips for getting a good night's sleep. Thank you!
Excellent list. There are an awful lot of people who have difficulty sleeping these days. Thanks.
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