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7 Ways to Tame Your Insomnia

Dec 23, 2007
If you want to tame your insomnia, you will need to read the top seven proven ways below.

1) Try to go to bed at the same time every night.
Sometimes we need to assist our bodies with a schedule, such as sleeping. Though the first week might prove difficult, after awhile your body will become accustomed and develop a natural sleep cycle. Soon, your body and mind will feel that drowsiness, and you will be well on your way to preventing bouts of insomnia.

2) Do not eat or drink late.
We all get those late night cravings, but you really should avoid eating something heavy, particularly close to bedtime. Often times, you feel hungry due to your insomnia, and you have this need to overcome stress by snacking. But this will not do anything to help with your trouble sleeping, and in fact, will make it much worse. Even your dinners should be scheduled so that they are at least three hours before bedtime. Also, try to avoid any alcoholic beverages, especially hard liquor when you are going to bed. Many people believe that the effects of liquor will make you drowsy right away, and though you might get a nap or two, this will greatly throw off your sleeping patterns.

3) Avoid caffeine.
Ok, we know that sometimes you really do need a cup of coffee or can of soda here and there. But, making it a habit, and consuming it several times a day will ensure your restlessness. It is a stimulant that keeps the mind going, forcing your body to remain on the go, making it hard for you to relax enough for a good night of sleep.

4) No TV or other distractions.
Many people believe that watching television or listening to music in the background will lull them right to sleep. While some light music on the radio may be quite soothing, the television should be nixed completely. Even if the noise does not seem to bother you, the images flashing over the screen constantly will interrupt your brain waves and make for a very uncomfortable night.

5) Dress comfortably.
This may seem like common sense, but you would be surprised how many people choose fashion over function for their pajamas. Everything from tight-waist pants, to wearing too little, to wearing itchy materials will not make your body settled. As a result, you can expect to toss and turn quite a bit.

6) Try aromatherapy.
Using some pleasant and gentle aromas on your linens or throughout your room will help you to feel more relaxed and ease you into a gentle slumber. Whether you use a spray, sachet or sleeping mist, create an odiferous sleep environment for yourself.

7) Make lists.
More often than not, we lie awake at night battling with insomnia because we tend to freak out about the day ahead. With all that is going on in our busy lives, we sometimes feel like we shouldn't be sleeping because there is too much to do. Before you put head to pillow, write out everything that you need to accomplish the following day. That way, you and check them off with ease and not have to avoid sleep to worry about doing all the tasks.
About the Author
Sherry Harris used to have insomnia. Now she gets a good night sleep with aromatic sleeping mist fragrances. If you are tired of insomnia go to http://www.ScentToSleep.com. Why don't you bookmark the article you are reading right now? You know you will want to find it again soon.
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