Having trouble sleeping? The first thing you should do is take a look at your diet. There are actually foods that help with sleep, especially if eaten in the hours before sleeping which can help you fall asleep faster and even improve the quality of your sleep. Here is a list of foods to include in your diet if you are having sleep troubles:
These healthy nuts contain magnesium, which promotes sleep and muscle relaxation. They have healthy fats and protein that will help sustain blood sugar levels during shut eye. Read more »
One reason for snoring is the way that people’s mouths are structured. People have a natural tendency to breathe through the nose but when they sleep, yet there are people who are more used to using their mouths as their breathing tool. Snoring usually has a biological explanation behind it, and so before you spend money on expensive but questionable devices to make you stop snoring, you should first understand your mouth structure, and do exercises that can help you breathe normally during sleep.
There are varying causes as to why a person’s mouth structure would lead him to snore. It might be because of a weak soft palate. This is the soft tissue which lines the roof of our mouths. A palate that is too weak will lead to air vibrating through it while the person is sleeping. Read more »
Herbal remedies for insomnia would probably be a great idea to combat this sleepless malady (pun not intended). Study shows or claim for that matter that 10 to 20 percent of American adults suffer from insomnia. I have yet to see studies on populations around the world. With that in mind and also that only behavioral or psychological techniques can actually cure insomnia and prolonged use of sleeping pills can only result in dependency. Herbal remedies and relief is the best alternative.
I will be mentioning some of those herbal remedies for Insomnia but let me put this straight, before you take or embark in any herbal medications mentioned, we suggest you consult your doctor. Read more »
Do nightmares hijack your nightly search for wonderful dreams? There are ways you can adopt in order to regain your peace of mind and have happy dreams! Read on for a few suggestions on how to stop nightmares:
1. Meditation for Stress Related Nightmares: Stress is one amongst the most common reasons of sleeping disorders in America. Insomnia and nightmares are both very common and if you are going through such disorders don’t worry. To reduce nightmares, the first thing to do is to meditate to relieve stress just before it is time to go to bed. Learn the various methods of meditation (which is best suited to you) by enrolling in a class. It is a great natural sleep remedy in the form of a therapy! Read more »
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that prolonged sleep deprivation is a serious matter. Insomnia reaches farther and wider than most people think, afflicting almost 75% of the general population at some point. By comparison, chronic insomniacs stand at a staggering 10-18% of the population. Clearly, we are a sleep-challenged society.
People with persistent sleep disturbances are more prone to accidents, have higher rates of work absenteeism, diminished job performance, decreased quality of life, defective relationships and increased health care utilization. Research has shown that insomniacs are 2.5 to 4.5 times more likely than non-insomniacs to be involved in some kind of accident. They are 8 times more likely to be involved in a work related accident. These are good reasons to take the matter of sleep deprivation seriously. Read more »
Here are a few examples to demonstrate how stop-snoring exercises can be used effectively to strengthen the muscles in jaws, tongue, nose, and throat, to help overcome their tendency to produce the sounds of snoring.
Chewing Exercises -
For this exercise, you will need a stick of gum. If you do not have a stick of gum available, you can just pretend that you have some. Read more »
Last night you couldn’t fall asleep for hours. Maybe you woke up after a few hours and couldn’t go back to sleep. You feel irritable during the day, anxious, impatient and sleep during the day. Sometimes you feel very tired while driving, or struggle to stay awake when sitting, watching TV or just lying down and resting. Maybe you find it hard to concentrate, need some coffee to stay awake and everyone tells you how tired you look. Maybe sometimes you don’t want the night to come because you’re afraid of tossing and turning again. You wish you knew how to get good sleep at night.
Why is it Critical to Sleep Well at Night?
Relaxed and deep sleep is as critical to your health just as good nutrition or exercise. The most important thing about a good night sleep is that your immune system is at its best during the dark hours of the night. If you aren’t getting at least seven hours of sleep every night, you’re actually compromising your health by not allowing your immune system to work optimally to “fix” what ever it is that’s unbalanced or damaged in your body. If the problem becomes chronic, you are likely to develop anxiety issues and even depression, overweight, high blood pressure and much more. Read more »