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Stop Your Sleep Struggle With These Tips

By Brandi Goodman 

It can be a struggle to sleep at night. Whether you're overwhelmed with thoughts, feeling overheated, or experiencing another problem, you need to keep a few tips in mind to help yourself drift off easier. Good sleep is necessary for good health, so you need to do what you can to achieve the right amount of Zzz's every night.

Take a Cool Shower

Taking a cool shower before bed will help with two things. It can work to cool down your core temperature, but it can also help to alleviate some tension and ease your mind. Stand under some cool water and let the sweat and stress of the day be washed away. You should find it much easier to fall asleep if you do.

Set a Sleep Schedule

It may take some getting used to, but setting a sleep schedule for yourself can work wonders over time. Once your body becomes accustomed to going to bed at the same time each night and waking at the same time each morning, it should become the norm. You may find yourself drifting off easier and waking with no problem without the need for an alarm.

Do Something Relaxing Before Bed

It's wise to unwind before bed. Choose an activity that relaxes you and helps ease your mind. Avoid phones and devices, though. These emit a blue light that can make your brain believe it's still daytime and time to be awake. You can light a candle and lay in bed with a good book to help achieve the relaxed state you desire. Just be sure to blow out the flame before you plan on shutting your eyes for the night.

Try an Herbal Tea

Herbal tea is often used for relaxation. It can help to drink something warm and relaxing before bed. Chamomile tea is meant to be soothing. Give it a try and see if it helps you drift off easier. A warm glass of milk is also a possibility if your stomach can tolerate it.

Sleep is necessary for your well-being, yet too many people find themselves stuck awake at night. Do what you can to help yourself fall asleep easier so your mind and body get the rest they need. With these tips utilized, you should find yourself getting better sleep from here on out.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Portland, Ore.

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