BETTER SLEEP TIDBITS
This technique helps reduce your rate and blood pressure, release endorphins & relaxes your body, priming you for sleep.
Create a room that’s ideal for sleeping. Often, this means cool, dark and quiet.
Nicotine is a stimulant, so it prevents you from falling a sleep. Plus, many smokers experience withdrawal pangs at night.
Insomnia feeds on the minor details of modern life, like the soft blue glow from a cellphone, PDA, or digital clock resting on your bedside table.
Certain smells, such as lavender, chamomile, and ylang-ylang, activate the alpha wave activity in the back of your brain, which leads to relaxation and helps you sleep more soundly.
Do the same things each night to tell your body it’s time to wind down. This might include taking a warm bath, reading, or listening to soothing music preferably with dimmed lights.