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3 Keys to a Better Night’s Sleep

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3 Keys to a Better Night’s Sleep

It’s harder for so many of us to get a good night’s sleep in these times. There are lots of reasons why. I’ve been taking medication for an inflammation the past 5 days which is known to create insomnia and haven’t gotten much sleep. I’ve been able to ease through it peacefully, with the tips I’m going to share with you.

You probably know the statistics. Not enough sleep affects quality of life  emotional well-being, mental clarity, communications, performance at work or elsewhere, even our sense of connection to our spirit or authentic self   and ultimately our long-term health. (Anything I’ve left out?)

You stay up late to get things done, like “just one-more-email,” which just keeps stimulation active when you need to be relaxing. Sometimes I watch TV to relax before sleep, but I have to select what I watch carefully. Otherwise the theme of the last show takes over my brain. (American Idol or action shows are not on my allowed list, otherwise repeating lines of the music or scenes from the movie won’t shut off in my head all night.)

Your reason for tossing and turning at night may be different than mine. For many of us, worries and concerns we’ve been pushing aside finally get their time to play out on the stage of our minds without distraction at night. Then we get anxious about not sleeping, which only makes it harder to sleep the next night. Anxiety releases adrenaline which prompts body and mind into action—the opposite of what we need for sleeping. It’s a catch-22. But the result is usually the same. You are foggy or exhausted the next day. Maybe you keep yourself alert with coffee, sugar or other stimulants, but then you crash and drag around. Many of us have tried a lot of the remedies and still often find ourselves lying awake a good part of the night. What are we to do?

Stay tuned — Tips are Next

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Deborah, from HeartMath

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is President and CEO of the for-profit Quantum Intech Inc (dba HeartMath Inc.) Deborah has been deeply committed to awareness development and personal growth for 40 years. Deborah is co-author with Doc Childre of Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, Transforming Depression and Stopping Emotional Eating.

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3:39PM PDT on Sep 29, 2013

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9:53AM PST on Dec 7, 2012

Thank you!

10:22AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

thanks for the article

2:14PM PDT on Apr 14, 2012

Thanks for the advice.

11:22AM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

.Interesting, thank you for sharing

10:48AM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

I nave a lot of trouble getting to sleep in bed unless I am totally exhausted.

But, what is ironic is that I can lie down on the couch to watch something on TV, and I sleep like a baby for a couple of hours!!

9:40AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

I never even considered these ways as reasons i cant sleep! Thanks so much!!!

7:44PM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Hope these suggestions work

4:06PM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

GLAD I TOOK THE TIME TO READ THIS. GREAT ARTICLE.

3:16PM PST on Mar 10, 2012

some good advice

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