Tips for a Better Night Sleep!

Posted on: March 8th, 2013 by Chris No Comments

betternightsleepWe all know how important a good night sleep is. Ask any new mother who isn’t getting much sleep and you will find out your energy, your judgement and your peace of mind is compromised. I call it Zombie sleep — not getting enough sleep but having to function like a normal person.

According to the CDC, 30% of Americans are sleep-deprived! So how can you get the best night sleep possible? We have all heard of doing things like not drinking caffeine before bed, turn the TV off or take it out of your bedroom completely and keep your stress to a minimum. After all, nothing is worse than getting into bed and thinking about what you need to do tomorrow.

But there are other things you can do:

Take a bath
Nothing is more calming than a warm bath before bed. It helps you relax the muscles and drop your body temperature that helps you sleep.

Do body stretches
Gently stretching out your body before bed will help relax your body. Its also a good idea to do deep breathing to help cut back on the stress.

Have sex
Having sex releases sleep-inducing endorphins including oxytocin. This will definitely help put you to sleep.

Turn on the white noise
Nothing helps me sleep better than the sound of crashing waves in the ocean. So pick up a CD that will set a mood as you are trying to sleep. These soothing sounds do work.

Turn off all lights
Not just bedside lights! You need to make sure the room is dark. So if you have a bright alarm clock or baby monitor, it may be time to turn it off for one night. Sometimes your television will also put off light even when its off. You can always get an eye mask to turn off the light.

Thanks to Walgreens for help in writing this article.

What do you do to help you sleep? We want to know. Comment below and we will add your advice to this article.

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