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Guide to a Good Night’s sleep

February 5th, 2014 | Posted by nikki in Blog - (Comments Off on Guide to a Good Night’s sleep)
Stress

Sure you are busy during the day and by the end of it, you are ready for bed, but when you lay your head down, you brain refuses to switch off. You really need to get some shut eye, but you just can’t seem to drift off. Here are some great ways to overcome your sleeplessness in a healthy, natural way.

Glass of milk

No really! A warm glass of milk before bed really does make you sleepy. Milk contains tryptophan which is a natural relaxant. You can also find tryptophan in turkey if you are lactose intolerant.

Get moving

We know that you are tired and exercise may be the very last thing you are in the mood for, but it will help you to sleep better. Do yoga if you can as the deep breathing helps to relax you and it also stimulates your lymphatic system so toxins are eliminated from your body.

Meditate

One of the greatest contributors to sleepless nights is stress. When you meditate you really help to relieve anxiety, worry and stress. Just 20 minutes of deep meditation before bed can help you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Eat right

Often what is keeping us up is our digestion. Eating healthy fruits and veggies with whole grains will help your body to rest and repair. Avoid foods that are refined, fatty, high in sugar and salt or contain caffeine.

Insomnia can be a really debilitating affliction. When you aren’t sleeping properly, it affects your concentration, your health and your performance at work. If you are really stressed out, consider a vacation or a change in careers; your health is your most valuable resource.

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