Trouble Sleeping? Try Natural Sleep Aids and get some rest!
Are You Unable To Sleep Some Nights?
Your day has been rough. Problems with projects at work are on your mind and you cannot seem to relax and get them off your mind. The fight with your teenager over her curfew added to your stress. Now you find after you go to bed that, for the fifth night in a row, you are unable to sleep. Does any of this sound familiar? Stress is a major factor in experiencing temporary sleep problems. There are lifestyle changes you can make to provide long-term relief as well as sleep supplements and aids for short-term relief.
Everyone has their own sleep patterns and each individual requires different amounts of sleep to function at his or her best. The quality of sleep each person experiences also varies. One characteristic of sleep is the same for everyone however. Sleep is vital for overall good health. When you are unable to sleep for one night, the effects are inconvenient but nothing more. When you have disturbed sleep for several days you will begin to experience physical symptoms of lack of sleep. They can range from uncomfortable, affecting your productivity and function, to issues detrimental to your health.
Some simple changes in lifestyle may be all that are needed to overcome sleep problems. Start by creating a good sleep environment for yourself. Simple changes such as reducing noise and light in your bedroom can help. Cover the windows with shades at night, hanging light-blocking curtains and wearing an eye mask can reduce disturbances from too much light. Playing soothing music as you fall asleep may help you relax. If noise disturbs you, wear ear plugs. If you dislike total darkness and a little light is comforting, put a soft night-light in the room away from your direct line of sight or in the adjoining bathroom.
If you eat a large meal close to your bedtime, you may very well be unable to sleep because of stomach discomfort or the elevation in blood sugar and energy that occurs following eating food. Lay off the caffeine at least four hours prior to bedtime. Take a walk after dinner or participate in some simple exercise to help reduce your stress hormones. Stop all work at home at least an hour before you go to bed to calm your brain and stop churning thoughts that prevent you from falling to sleep easily.
These simple steps may produce lasting results in preventing sleep interruptions and disturbances. Other short-term solutions may be found with sleep aids and supplements you can take to get your sleep routine back on track. When you find yourself unable to sleep, help is available.