Tossing and turning at 2 in the morning – it’s one of the worst places to be, especially if you’re there night after night. Still, you don’t want to take a traditional sleep aid and deal with the groggy, foggy feeling that comes with it. That’s why these 5 natural sleep remedies, including Dr. Mark Stengler’s Sleep Dissolves, may be exactly what you’re looking for to finally get a good night’s rest.
1. Natural Sleep Remedies: Cut Back Caffeine
When you hit your afternoon slump, it’s easy and convenient to grab a cup of coffee, tea, or even an energy drink to get you through your day. But if you’re struggling to sleep at night, this is one of the worst things you can do for yourself. The effects of caffeine can last 8-14 hours after you finish that cup of coffee.
So, if you stop off at your local coffee shop at 2:00 in the afternoon, it might be as late as 4 in the morning before that “afternoon lift” wears off. Instead of reaching for that coffee, try - going for a short walk or grabbing a handful of nuts to get you “over the hump.” You may even discover that if you’re getting enough sleep at night, you no longer need that afternoon boost!
2. Natural Sleep Remedies: Get Out of Bed
While it may seem counterintuitive to get up when you can’t sleep, it really can be helpful. Instead of lying awake in bed, train your body and brain that bed is for sleeping by getting up when you can’t sleep. Go into another room and find a peaceful activity. Read a book, listen to music, or do a crossword puzzle. Knit. Write a letter to a friend. Even take a warm bath. Anything that isn’t too strenuous can be a natural sleep remedy. In 30 minutes to an hour, you may be ready to try to sleep again.
3. Natural Sleep Remedies: Set Your Bedroom Up to Succeed
A delightful sleep remedy is to make your bedroom a peaceful, serene place. Paint or wallpaper in colors that relax you. Don’t get too busy with decorations. Allow this space to be an electronics-free zone. Don’t move your office, your gym, or anything else into your bedroom. Let it be a place where you (and your brain) can be relaxed and peaceful, leading to restful sleep.
4. Natural Sleep Remedies: Exercise
Since going for a short walk may help wake you in the afternoons, exercise may seem contrary to getting to sleep, but it’s not. The short walk is just to get you moving a little bit, get the blood flowing and oxygen into your lungs. It doesn’t have to get your heart rate up, just boost your energy.
Regular and moderate intensity exercises can be an excellent natural sleep remedy. 30 minutes to an hour of aerobic exercise may get you to sleep faster, keep you from waking in the middle of the night and increase the amount of time you sleep. The timing is important, too. Be sure not to work out too close to bedtime, but schedule it for 4-8 hours before bedtime.
5. Natural Sleep Remedies: Take the Right Supplements
The right supplements can be the right, natural sleep remedies. L-theanine, melatonin, 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), chamomile, passionflower, and lemon balm extract are all recommended for helping get a good night’s rest.
L-theanine, commonly found in tea, creates the same brain waves that trigger relaxation and may even help calm nighttime anxiety. Melatonin produces many of the physical changes that occur when we fall asleep such as a drop in temperature, hormonal balances, and the emission of sleepy brain chemicals. It’s also been known to improve REM sleep, which is the deep, restful sleep we all need to make it through our days.
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is a natural amino acid that helps increase serotonin, one of the 3 main chemicals we need for sleep. Since levels of melatonin and 5-HTP decrease as we age, it’s important to replace them with supplements. Chamomile helps your body calm down and relax after a long day, easing you into restful slumber. Passionflower has been known for centuries as a natural relaxant. Lemon balm extract also helps your body relax, making that much easier to nod off.
Luckily, instead of trying to track all of these supplements down, find them in the right doses and get assured quality, you can find them all in BestHealth Nutritionals’ Sleep Dissolves, the single supplement that includes all the supplements Dr. Stengler has been prescribing his patients for years as natural sleep remedies. Thanks to Dr. Stengler’s Sleep Dissolves formula, you can stop worrying about how long you’ll be awake, and start looking forward to the deep, restorative sleep you need.
As always, you’re protected by Dr. Stengler’s Anytime Guarantee. If Sleep Dissolves doesn’t help ease you off into dreamland and help keep you there throughout the night, simply return every bottle in your order and we will refund the entire purchase price. It’s that easy.
Sleep doesn't have to be elusive any longer. Not with these 5 natural sleep remedies. Some simple steps, and Dr. Stengler’s Sleep Dissolves, and your nights can be restful again.
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