Simple Tips for Getting To Sleep and Staying Asleep

 

You know the drill. The blaring alarm jars you from your few minutes of sweet slumber after you’ve been tossing and turning much of the night. You’ve already hit the snooze button twice. The clock’s display: 6:21 a.m. You know if you don’t get up right this minute, you’ll be late again. But you’re still tired.

You hesitantly peel yourself from that warmly embracing mattress. You hardly feel excited about the long day ahead, full of responsibilities and deadlines. But that’s morning and that’s life. Isn’t this how everyone feels?

It is the way many of us feel because we’re not getting enough quality sleep.

Overall Health

A lack of good sleep plays an important role in our overall health and the aging of our bodies. Increasingly, many scientific studies show associations between lack of sleep and health problems: Continue reading

Five simple Solutions to Prolong Sleep

Does the question “How’d you sleep?” make you want to scream?  Here are the five most common types of middle-of-the-night sleep problems, and what to do about them.

Problem #1: You’re awake for no reason, with your mind spinning.

Middle-of-the-night worrying is probably the number-one type of sleeplessness faced by people of all ages. It is very frustrating. You know you need to relax and get back to sleep, but anxious thoughts and to-do list items keep popping into your head.

What to do

1. Preserve the darkness. Keep the room dark when you wake up. Keep a small book light or mini flashlight next to your bed and use it to navigate your  Continue reading