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4 Tips to Fall Asleep Naturally
If you need help falling asleep and getting more restful
sleep, you’re in the right place. Sleeping pills can often have unwanted side
effects and may not help you fall asleep and stay asleep in the long run. Here
are four tips to help you get to sleep naturally and enjoy more restful sleep.
Calm Your Mind and Body
Many people experience great success at more restful sleep
by practicing mind-body calming techniques. From mindful-breathing to tai-chi,
by calming the mind and body, you may be able to help your mind fall asleep
easier. Other mind-body techniques include meditation, yoga, massage, and
Body therapies are similar to mind-body therapies in that
the main goal is to relax your body enough so that you might fall asleep
naturally. Body-based techniques might include acupuncture, reiki, therapeutic
or healing touch therapies, and massage therapies. If you have other ways that
help you to relax and reduce stress, you might implement them into your daily
You might be having a hard time sleeping if your body is
deficient on some naturally occurring hormones or supplements. If a deficiency
is causing your sleep disturbances, you might try a supplement such as
I-theanine. This amino acid naturally occurs in the body, it’s not a sleeping
pill but taking is as a supplement may help you. Chamomile tea is also known to
help the body relax and get ready for restful sleep.
Setting a Routine
Setting a sleep routine may feel odd at first, but once you
train your body to sleep and wake on a predictive schedule, you might find that
falling asleep is much easier to do. To start, wake up at the same time every
day, have a “just before sleep” ritual, and try to make it to bed around the
same time each night.
Avoid Unnatural Light
Limit your exposure to unnatural light in the last hours
before you go to bed. This includes televisions, laptops and computers, as well
as smart phones. The unnatural light has been known to disturb melatonin production,
the hormone that helps regulate sleep. Aim to limit the time that you are
spending awake in bed. If you are in bed, try to keep all electronic devices
off or keep them out of the bedroom altogether.
If you find yourself lying in bed awake at night, try to
begin using some of these sleep strategies to get on the path to more restful,
naturally occurring sleep.
N.A. “Try These Natural Tricks to Fall Asleep More Easily”.
Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials (Website). July 2014
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