September 18, 2011

Essential tips on how to combat sleep deprivation

Who can claim to never have had any trouble falling asleep or sleeping through the night? Actually, sleep deprivation is one of the most common problems people experience in our modern society.

It is not just a matter of how uncomfortable all this tossing and turning can be; insomnia and/or poor sleep can be really dangerous if not treated at all.

It has been proved that these sleep disorders can increase people’s chances of suffering from hypertension and blood clots.

Sleeping pills do bring a temporary solution to these problems; however, they can be dangerous in that they add other risks, such as memory problems, drowsiness during the day and even dangerous falls.

You surely don’t want to run the risk of falling victim to one of these problems… If you are already experiencing some minor sleeping disorders, Here are some natural, easy to follow suggestions that can make it simple for you to sleep better.

• Do not spend so much time in bed. Remember: the bed should only be used for sleeping. Your brain should not associate it with watching TV, paying bills, and, above all, you should never use your bed as your personal office!

• You should wait until you are really sleepy to get into bed. If you don’t you will most probably be tempted to start doing all the stuff previously mentioned in it.

• Have plenty of exercise in the morning, this never fails to make you feel sleepy at night.

• Do not try to stay in bed forcing your eyes closed if you cannot fall asleep. Get up and do some stuff that will make you drowsy, such as reading a (boring) book, or doing some gentle stretches.

• Aromatherapy is known to work miracles in these cases. Lavender for example usually causes a soothing effect. Other options is you can buy a pillow spray with lavender oil inside. or make it your own. Here is how -- Sleepy Time Bedtime Spray

• Stick to a regular sleeping schedule. Try to go to bed and wake up at roughly the same time every day. Remember: your body does benefit from a consistent sleep rhythm.

To know more about sleep and aromatherapy, please Read our AromaLiving, Issue #009 -- June 2008

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