Sleep Better with These 5 Natural Sleep Remedies
Is falling asleep a struggleé Can't sleepat nighté It needn't be. Find out how you could sleep better naturallywith these 5 subtle changes to your bedtime routine.Stay tuned. Many of the bedtime rituals habits thatwe've established for ourselves are not conducive to getting a good night's rest.How you feel the next day during your waking hours hinges greatly on how well you sleep.By learning how to avoid common sleep enemies trying out a variety of healthy sleeppromotingtechniques, you'll eventually develop your personal routine to a good night's sleep.Let's take a look at how we can accomplish
this by creating your magical hour beforelights out. The solution to falling asleep quickly gettinga restful sleep does not boil down to just one thing or strategy.I wish it were that simple. It's a combination of factors or positivehabits that you gradually introduce into your current sleep routine over time thatsend you into lala land faster. In essence you're layering several strategieson top of each other in order to augment accelerate the positive sleep effect.With the goal of getting a restful sleep that recharges the body, clears the mind decreasesyour morning fatigue, let's take a look at
those 5 natural sleep remedies.But before I do that allow me to take a moment to explain the role of melatonin productionin establishing your body's natural sleepwake cycle.Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone controlled by light exposure.Your brain secretes more of it in the evening when it's dark to make you sleepy.And less during the day when it's light out you'd like to stay awake alert.So let's see how you could naturally increase your melatonin levels by making a few subtlechanges to your sleep routine. Here are those 5 strategies to incorporateinto your magical hour before lights out:
Strategy 1 is to turn off all light emittingelectronic devices at least an hour before bedtime.This includes your TV, computer, tablet smart phone.Many of us watch TV or work on the computer to relax at the end of the day.This is a big mistake right before bedtime. Not only does the light suppress your naturalmelatonin production, but these devices actually electrically stimulate the mind rather thanrelaxing it. If your favorite TV show is late at night,consider recording it then viewing it earlier the next day.Strategy 2.
As an alternative to TV watching, try listeningto some soft music or a fiction audio book instead.The soft music helps to set a calming mood. And listening to an audio book can be relaxing.Just ensure that it's a fiction story that requires little cognitive analysis as opposedto a recording that may require excessive processing.Which brings us to strategy 3 Piggy backing off of the previous tip, readingprior to lights out is yet another sleep remedy to consider trying.Spending 15 to 30 minutes losing yourself in a good book can take your mind off theday's stressful events.
I love to unwind at the end of my day withmy Kindle reader. As a side note, avoid reading from a backlitdevice at night such as an iPad. Tablets emit light which suppresses your naturalproduction of melatonin. Using an eReader such as a Kindle which isnot backlit is a better choice. Not into readingéHow about spending some time doing some relaxation exercises or meditation to help calm the mindéOr how journaling in your personal diary jotting down either what you were grateful for thatday or a personal success story that brings about a sense of peace contentmentéStrategy 4.
Opportunity Center for the Homeless Voices and Images
One of them is about suicide. I took it from the top of a building in downtown that I've actually stood in
I don't think it's trying to get attention. It's just a cry out for help basically. One is a picture of my house shoe. It's laying on a piece of paper but my point was I had some complications one night and the ambulance came, when we got there this lady said I've got three beds coming right up she looked down and she saw my bags and she said quot;oh that's the lady from the shelter
and she said quot;oh it's gonna be a whilequot; like trash. That's how I really felt. My project is about how veterans become homeless because it's a failed system within our government.within the V.A. system they send us over there to fight but after the war is over with they don'tneed us anymore
It gives people a way ofexpressing their experience that can be visual or written You see people on a daily basis but if you don't know who they are until you actually sit in a project like this and listen to their story most stories are very meaningful, you know so I've met a lot of good people in this Voices and Images group I think that all of us have worked hard onour stories
I always said even from day one since I took class is if I can just have they can hear one voice, my voice any voice. Yeah cuz people don't know like people who don't pay attention all they pay attention to is other things that are meaningless when child abuse is a big deal to me and sois suicide you know cuz I've passed through allthat so I can relate
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