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End Sleepless Nights: 12 Point Sleep Like A Toddler Plan

Jul 4, 2008
Want to put an end to the misery of sleepless nights and weary days? You can! Sleep is natural and necessary so, barring disturbances such as new babies and snoring partners, we can all get the sleep we need. That is unless we are doing something to prevent it. Are you willing to make some changes?

How did you sleep when your were a little child? Maybe your Mom gave you a sleeping pill to get you off to sleep at night? No? So what do little kids do that lets them sleep so well? For a start they go to bed when they are tired and they don't lie there worrying about the day.

Toddlers sleep until they have had enough sleep, not until the alarm clock drags them from their slumber. They don't feel stressed by long hours of work and they don't smoke or drink coffee and colas. Lets see what else are toddlers doing right? Exercise! Yes, a toddler keeps going all day, you don't see many couch potatoes in that age group.

Blame Edison for inventing the electric light if you like. He and others made it possible for us to ignore night and day and to work and play at any hour. Its unrealistic to try and go back to living in the way we did before electricity, cell phones, computers, TV and long working days, but we can be a little more childlike in our habits.

Ok so here is your Sleep Like A Toddler Plan to End Sleepless Nights.

1. Cut out all coffee and other caffeinated food and beverages from late afternoon

2. Don't smoke or use nicotine replacements in the hour before bedtime.

3. Have a milk drink and a sandwich or small cookie at bedtime.

4. At least 30 minutes exercise will help a lot but don't exercise just before bedtime.

5. Don't keep working all evening, relax for at least an hour before going to bed.

6. Minimize light an hour before bedtime, this includes closing down your computer.

7. Relax in bed and don't allow yourself to think about problems.

8. Practice some relaxation techniques such as PMR or meditation every day.

9. Go to bed at the same time every night and early enough to give you 8 hours sleep.

10. At the weekend and go to bed and get up at the same time as you do during the week.

11. Come home from social occasions in time to stick to your bedtime routine.

12. Don't take sleeping pills they impair your performance more than being tired does.

All of these tips will help you if you carry them out regularly and for some time.

If you are still having problems with sleeping then you may like to try something a bit different. Listening to a special kind of audio as you lie in bed can send you to sleep easily and naturally. All you have to do is listen. Follow the link below to learn more about this.
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