Friday, March 02, 2007

Insomnia & Fatigue : More "Lights Out" Tips

Lighten up with Lavender essence oil - just a little dab will do. On your pillow, on your nightgown right under your nose ... (Another great soothing scent is Jasmine.)

Magnessium Supplements Try 400-800 mg before you go to bed. Keep on hand by your bedside in case you wake up.

Slow down your day with a quiet, 20 minute read before going to sleep. Something inspirational, peaceful ... click here for my recommended reading.

Get Comfortable. If you don't feel like you are sleeping on a cloud, you aren't comfortable enough. Memory Foam Mattress Toppers - Tried them? You will experience 70-80% less toss, less turn. Sleep tight - all night.Delicious! Available in a range of options through

Start slowing down at least an hour before going to bed. Get off the internet, the tube, the phone and ease away from the day. A little journaling would do nicely ...

Talk it out! Is a disagreement with a loved one on your mind? Make amends to them & to yourself then let go and turn out the lights.

Skip the "nightcap." It might help you fall asleep but it will interrupt your sleep patterns.

Go to sleep with your first normal urge. For example staying up beyond 11:00 may kick you into an exhausting "second wind" that keeps you up even later. It's a bad habit and you will pay for it in the morn.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the hardest things for me it to go to bed at a "reasonable" hour. I know I have to get up everyday at 5:30 but every night I still drag myself to bed after 11 - then I wake up tired and it starts again.
I will try your tip of going to bed with my first normal urge - something has got to change.