Overcome Your Sleeping Disorders Naturally

| April 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Top Tips to Over Come Insomnia:

overcome-insomniaNot being able to sleep can be hell!. For some, bedtime is a nightly battle of tossing, turning and exhausted frustration. As with any of life’s imbalances, there’s usually an underlying reason for insomnia and although stress and tension are usually the root cause, there are natural solutions to help you get the rest you deserve. Try some of these tips and see which ones work for you.

Before going to bed, have a stretch:

The day’s tensions are held in your body, so a gentle, relaxing stretching session, even a brief one – can do you a world of good.

Wear comfortable clothing-or none!

You might be surprised to find that going to sleep in your birthday suit helps you get more relaxed. Or, simply changing the type of PJ’s you wear can work wonders. If you’ve been sticking to cotton or flannel, try bamboo, which breathes well.

Skip the bedtime TV show:

I know a lot of people like to fall asleep to the TV, and if that works for you, great. But if you find yourself wired after watching the news or the midnight sci-fi flick, take the hint and turn off the tube. With all those flashing images, TV stimulates the brain and that’s the last thing you need if you’re trying to sleep.

Unplug electrical appliances in your bedroom at night:

The subtle electrical hum might just be enough to keep you awake, not to mention digital numbers or standby lights. If you use an alarm to wake up, keep it at least 3 feet from your bed.

Keep your workspace separate from your bedroom:

Using your laptop in bed, or even having your desk right next to your bed will keep stress and sleep intertwined – not a good combination. If you can, remove clutter your sleeping space and make it harmonious and beautiful anything but the office supplies!

Snack smart:

Is it too health nut of me to remind you not to drink coffee or eat sugary snacks before bedtime? Hey, even a few bites of dark chocolate are enough to keep you up a few extra hours in a night, so watch what you eat in the evening.


Try aromatherapy to help you relax and sleep. Some good essential oil choices are lavender, ylang, jasmine or sandalwood.

Listen to relaxing music:

Try ocean sounds or a meditation podcast, but make sure your stereo doesn’t stay on all night with lights and electrical feedback to keep you awake.


Try the old standard for nighttime relaxation: chamomile tea. If you consume dairy, a glass of plain old warm milk can help, as well.

Save shower or bath time for your evening ritual:

The warmth and the water will help you relax, unwind and wash away the stresses of your day. This is especially effective if you use some of those essential oils in your bath.

Wear a sleep mask:

We sleep best in total darkness, and those little slivers of light from the streetlamp outside your window or the bright numbers of your digital alarm clock are enough to be a distraction. Simply slip on a mask and enter your own dark cocoon.

Save bedtime for relaxing activities:

You’ve turned off the TV, now what? Read a book (but not a suspenseful thriller!) or journal just before going to bed. Or, try a little yoga.

Write your worries or your to-do list:

If your mind is racing, grab a notebook and write everything down. Write until you’re out of things to write about, until you’re tried, even bored then you’ll be able to shut your eyes and sleep.

Use comfortable mattress:

Are you using the right pillow? Make sure your sleeping situation is exactly right for you. If you’re tossing and turning on a regular basis, its probably time for a different matters.

Keep oxygen circulating in your bedroom:

If you don’t like to leave your windows open, at least crack them or used a small, circulating fan. The white noise might help you sleep better, too.

Slow, deep breathing:

Before you go to bed, do some deep breathing-this will help relax you. Anytime you notice your mind has drifted away from your breath, gently bring it back. Or do this meditation lying down in bed and you’re sure to fall fast asleep.

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