If you have trouble sleeping at night, you are not alone. As a matter of fact, those of us are among as many as 100 million Americans! A recent survey showed that good sleep can add years to our life and poor sleep can negatively impact our health. It affects short-term memory, increases our risk of work-related injuries, makes it more difficult to shed excess pounds and can even cause wrinkles! The main culprit of insomnia is stress! To me, getting a good night’s sleep is like sleeping like a baby.
Tips on getting a good night’s sleep:
- Find your own rhythm. One of the best ways to get a good night’s sleep is by following your body’s own clock. Most of us have a natural sleep pattern that will provide optimal sleep.
- Try not to burn the midnight oil and listen to your body about when to turn in and when to wake up. I’m guilty!
- Make a habit of going to bed and getting up at the same time every day.
- Make the bedroom your sanctuary. Keep your bedroom a place to sleep — not to work or watch television. My mentor, Rev. Dr. Eve Fenton made sure this was instilled in me!
- Having a comfortable mattress, soft sheets and a soothing atmosphere will also be beneficial.
- Sharing a bed with someone who snores will definitely make it hard to sleep. A trip to the doctor for a noisy husband or wife will help them rest better, too.
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Source: The Wings Of Inspiration
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