Kaizen Wealth Life Transformation

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Personal Development Best Natural Sleep Aids

Best Natural Sleep Aids

If you're having trouble sleeping, but don't want to poison your body with harmful sleeping pills, there are a number of natural sleep aids you could try instead. Read on to learn more about the best natural sleep aids that could have you sleeping like a baby again in no time at all!
 
Why Can't I Sleep?
 
Take a look at your daily routine and you may discover what's causing your sleeping issues. Are you under a lot of pressure or stress? Have you changed your diet or used a new medication? These factors may be affecting your sleep pattern and may be the cause of your insomnia.
 
Here are three quick changes you can make that may help you get a better night's sleep:
 
1.    Avoid eating too close to bedtime. Your body needs ample time to digest your food before you sleep. The best time to eat your dinner is about 4 hours before your bedtime.

 
2.    Avoid caffeine. Tea, coffee, and most sodas are full of caffeine, so avoid these drinks after lunch.

 
3.    Avoid television and video games before bed. These are far too stimulating and you'll find it much harder to fall to sleep afterwards.
 
Natural and Organic Sleep Aids
 
Here are some of the best organic sleep aids available:
  • Adding a drop of lavender oil to your pillow will help you fall asleep faster and sleep for a longer time. Lavender oil also works well in the bath. Taking a long soak in the tub with the essential oil will help you fully relax before bed.
     
  • Chamomile, which you can drink as a tea, has an amazing calming effect and promotes better sleep.
     
  • Chinese medicines & acupuncture can both help you get a better night's sleep. Speak to your local Chinese herbalist, naturopath, or acupuncturist to tailor a treatment plan to suit your needs.
Create a Relaxing Environment
 
Your place of sleep is very important. You may need to transform your room into a more relaxing environment to help you sleep.
  • Keep your room uncluttered with minimal distractions. Don't watch TV or work in your bedroom. Instead, assign another room in your house for these activities.
     
  • If you have a ticking clock or an alarm with a light up display, get rid of it. Rid your bedroom of as many electrical items as possible or switch them off. 
     
  • Set your thermostat for a comfortable temperature that's conducive for sleep, and wear comfortable, loose fitting bedclothes. 
     
  • It's best to sleep in a quiet, dark room, but this isn't always easy to achieve. If light and noise are an issue, a quick fix is to sleep with earplugs and a sleeping mask. 
Mind, Body and Spirit
 
It can be difficult to properly wind down from a busy, stressful day. Fortunately, there are three quick relaxation techniques that can help you transition into a more relaxed state and prepare you for sleep.
 
1.    Meditation.You can practice this in bed before you sleep and it will help you drift off. You'll be able to forget about your day and allow your mind to fully unwind.

 
2.    Yoga. There are number of gentle yoga styles that focus on light stretching and breathing techniques. These only take 10-15 minutes and can be done just before bed.
 
3.    Relaxation CDs. You can also listen to relaxation CDs to help you get to sleep. These range from soothing music tracks to the sounds of ocean waves. These sounds have a particularly relaxing effect and will also help you sleep more soundly.
 
A good night's sleep helps to keep you healthy by giving your mind and body time to replenish. Follow these strategies to help you sleep well and wake up each morning feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead!  
 
Please share your wealth insights with us on the article by adding your comment at the bottom.


If you like this article, please click on the `Digg` image below. I'd appreciate it!

Comments

B
i
u
Quote
Code
List
List item
URL
Name *
Email (For verification & Replies)
Code   
Submit Comment
 

Follow Me

 FB twitter


Personal Development Articles


Testimonial

Johan Stroh
It is so nice to be a bird. Everyday I fly wherever I want. I see life from a completely different angle – a bird’s eye view. This view can be from directly above or from across the street…. And the things that I see are just awesome. There is this young man, Johan Stroh. I’ve been watching him for the last couple Read more...
Deborah Cooper
Wow, what an incredible journey!  I started the challenge during a very busy time in my life, but I decided to start when I received the email about it instead of putting it off until a ‘quieter’ time because there probably would never be a ‘quieter’ time and I didn’t want Read more...
2009-07-31
Wealth Insight 2009-07-31 Split second decision making I’ve been studying how we make decisions. Sometimes we take a long time to decide and then make a mistake anyway. Other times we decide in a flash and we are right. Does it matter? Very much so! If spending more time on a decision doesn’t guarantee success, then what should we do? Let me give you two examples. Example 1: A panel of art experts spends months deciding to buy a $10 million work of art. They take samples, they... Read more...
Deon Coetzee
First of all thank you for giving me the opportunity to be part of this experience.   The challenge crossed my path at exactly the right time.   I was going through a stage where I felt that there wasn’t enough balance in my life.   I was working hard at my job and I was reaping the Read more...
2009-09-04
Wealth Insight 2009-09-04 An Internet snowstorm Last week we ended by saying we need a system and a guide to use the Internet – both as a searcher and as a website-owner. You may be thinking “That’s okay, I have Google. Google can sift through all that information and just give me what I want.” Now Google can be fantastic, I completely agree. BUT is Google your comforting friend and selfless guide? Think about it! Unlike your local public librarian, Google and all... Read more...