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Inexpensive Sleeping Aids to Keep You Well Rested

By Genevieve Cunningham

Sometimes sleep is hard to come by. It seems that no matter how tired we are, we just can't fall asleep. And even if we manage to lull ourselves to sleep, staying asleep is another matter entirely. Of course, getting enough rest is crucial for long-term health. So what are we to do? While we sometimes need help from a doctor, there may be plenty of things we can try on our own first. To get a little more sleep in your life, take a look at these inexpensive tools to help you out.

A Noise Machine

A noise machine is a small device that plays various sounds through the night. Some people choose to hear crickets chirping, birds singing, ocean waves, or maybe a rainstorm. The constant noise -- often referred to as white noise -- helps many to relax and finally get into a deep sleep. If you want to give it a try, do a quick internet search and you’ll probably find one that fits your budget.

Sleeping Teas

A sleep-inducing tea can do wonders for many people. These teas are meant to settle both the stomach and the mind to help you rest. The act of sipping a hot drink is also thought to be peaceful, so you'll get double the benefit from this one action. It's soothing and calming ... two things that help you relax for better sleep. Check out your local grocery store to find sleep-inducing teas to try and keep stocked in your cabinet.


Reading is good for your health. It helps keep your brain active and sharp. It helps you gain more knowledge, and it keeps you engaged in learning. But if you read a bit in the evening, it may also help you get to sleep. Reading something enjoyable is thought to ease stress. Doing this for an hour or so before bed may help you relax enough to fall asleep, and you'll be engaging in a healthy habit all at the same time.

Sleep is extremely important, but unfortunately, most of us don't get enough. If you need a little help getting enough rest, turn to these inexpensive, but often effective options. With a little experimentation, you may be able to find the routine that works for you to keep you well rested, healthy, and happy.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in South Gate, Calif.

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