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Eco-friendly Cures To Sleep Issues

Posted on the 26 April 2012 by T_mackinnon @tedmackinnon

Disability of sleeping well is a disease known as insomnia. Insomnia is a serious issue and hence should be cured or it will lead to other health issues. Consuming pharmaceutical sleeping tablets can be harmful for your body as well as the environment. There are other eco-friendly ways of dealing with your loss of sleep issues. Here are some easy eco-friendly tips that come to mind:

1. Say no to caffeine before going to bed

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Caffeine is a brain stimulator and hence has the capacity of refreshing your brain. Consuming caffeine before going to bed can keep you restless and sleepless all night. Make sure you do not consume caffeine before going to bed.

2. Do not have a bath before going to bed

A bath has the capacity of refreshing you. You must have a bath before going to bed to sleep better; however you must have a bath a couple of hours before going to bed. You will feel fresh and will be able to sleep better. A bath just before bed will keep you restless for a couple of hours.

3. Exercise

To live a healthy life you should exercise. Exercising regularly will improve your blood circulation, improve your metabolism, tier you out, help you sleep well, in short improves your over all body health.

4. Indulge in yoga

Yoga again improves your blood circulation, your breathing pattern, relieves you from stress and makes you feel better. A relaxed body and mind sleeps well. Join yoga classes to learn the trick of yoga. Practice yoga for 30 minutes daily.

5. Do not sleep in the afternoons

Sleeping in the afternoons refreshes your body. Long hours sleep in the afternoon keeps you awake till late hours in the night. Avoid sleeping in the afternoons till slowly and gradually you start sleeping well in the nights. If you are very tired and need a nap take a power nap of 20 minutes. A 20 minutes nap is perfect for your afternoons.

6. Create an atmosphere for sleep

Keep your room dark and warm to sleep well. A dark and a warm room will make you feel comfortable and help you sleep better. Watch the mattress you sleep on. The mattress you sleep on must be comfortable enough to help you sleep better.

7. Food that help you sleep

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Good and healthy food is very important for your body; however did you know that a few foods can help you sleep better. These food items include dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, dairy products are rich in calcium and calcium helps in reducing stress. You can also try bananas, oatmeal, cherries, cereals, almonds, etc. Before you decide to go to bed you can try consuming two tablespoons of honey, even honey can help you sleep better.

You really should avoid unnecessary medication as much as possible. Taking medicine to help you sleep better can create problems for your body later. Try good and healthy food to sleep well at nights. You must avoid caffeine before you go to bed. Make sure you exercise regularly to keep your body fit and sleep well.

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