Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Turning Out the Lights, Naturally

Relax and Sleep Well. There are lots of things that you can do to ensure a blissful night’s sleep. Here are the very basic ones from the experts.

Make time. Allow yourself at least 45 minutes to an hour to unwind before lie down in bed. Let the left-over tension from your long day drift away. Avoid working in finances or watching the late news or stimulation your mind in any way too close to bedtime.

Don’t be a clock watcher. Remove your clock from your bedside; in fact, remove it from the room, if possible. A watched pot never boils, and a watched clock won’t let you sleep.

Work it off early. Exercise regularly during the day and find as many waking outlets for your stress as possible. The object is to be physically and mentally stress-free by bedtime.

Cozy up. Create a comfortable bed and bedroom. From room temperature to the crispness of the sheets, everything should be just the way you like it when you turn in for the night.