Today's Tip #21 from "30 Quick Tips for Better Health" by Don Verhulst, MD., Conquer Insomnia. A lot of times, even if we are getting to bed on time, we are either waking up in the middle of the night not able to fall back to sleep, or we can't get to sleep. One of the ways to help you get to sleep is starting an exercise program. That way you will be pretty tired for bed. You don't want to work out right before bed or a few hours prior; your body will then be roaring and ready to go. There won't be enough time for you to relax and fall asleep. Another thing you can do is stay away from alcohol, tobacco and caffeine along with certain types of food. Such as bacon, cheese, chocolate, ham, sugar, sausage and tomatoes before bed. There is a chemical in these foods that will keep you from falling asleep. You can turn the TV off when it is time to sleep. Have a nice dark peaceful atmosphere will also help you to sleep. If you need to take a power nap in the early afternoon, only let it be 20 minutes. That way when it is time for bed, you will also be able to fall asleep. Getting the proper rest is so important for your body and your well being. When you get the amount of sleep you need, your body will start to let go of the weight. Your attitude and behavior will start to change as well; you won't be so cranky from lack of sleep. When your body is telling you to slow down and rest...if you can, listen and do it. The more you become in tuned with your body; it will be easier to gauge what your body needs.
That is what I have for you today my friends. I am pretty tired myself today. I had such a long week at work with a lot of changes. Preparing for my Bunco Night with the girls was a little stressful as well. Whenever I am hosting, I really put myself out there along with adding tons of pressure to myself. I always want everything to be perfect, and my guest well taken care of. Today I am definitely feeling the effects. Have a fantastic Saturday....make decisions for yourself that you can live with. Drink lots of water....if you decide to eat or drink something that may through you off a bit, drink a few bottles of water to flush it out.
There it is...Can't wait to chat tomorrow!!!