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Home Ambience: 6 fabulous ideas for a good night’s sleep

Tossing and turning all night because you can’t sleep can leave you tired and in a bad mood the next morning. Sleep deprivation and occasional sleeplessness are problems that many people experience that can last for long periods of time. Getting a good night’s sleep is vital to good health as it can aggravate some health issues.

People have tried various remedies for not being able to sleep, but none worked all the time. Over the counter sleep aids and prescription medications will often cause you to sleep, but may have you drowsy still the next morning. You want to sleep naturally, and comfortably during the night.

Aromatherapy

Filling the bedroom with a favorite scent, like lavender oil, is an old folk remedy that has been used to help people get to sleep. A sachet of this essential oil placed under the pillow, or a drop or two on a handkerchief and placed under the pillow will also help you fall asleep.

Change your bedding

Sometimes you can’t sleep because your mattress is old and too soft. The memory foam mattresses may be perfect for sleep. This innovative use of foam for sleeping cradles your body, and the firmness will give the support needed to lull the body to sleep. You will awake alert, and energized the following morning. Made from viscoelastic, memory foam is energy absorbent, and very soft.

Change the environment of the bedroom

Sometimes sleep will not come because the decor of the bedroom has gotten boring, or the scent is no longer conducive for sleeping. Make your bedroom the one that you have always dreamed of. Change the curtains, bedding, and take out some of the things that are just clutter. Think of a theme that you like, and bring it into the bedroom. A change of scenery for the bedroom may be what you need to help you sleep better.

Not being able to get proper sleep can become a health issue. Making the room dark at night will help. Close the blinds, and turn off the television. It is a distraction that will keep you awake and watching. The only sound should be your music therapy if you choose to use it. These ideas should help with your sleep problem.

Music therapy

For many years, music has been used to help with getting to sleep. Slow music played softly is said to increase the quality of sleep, and lessen the number of times you will awaken at night. It will also help you sleep longer, and wake up refreshed in the morning.

Diet and exercise

The food that you eat at dinner may be keeping you awake. Do a lifestyle change, and start eating healthier foods for your evening meal. Eating lighter may help with your insomnia. Physical activity is important to good sleep. Exercise in the afternoon or evening using your energy to tire the body which could mean sleeping better at night. Some people, especially those who do not sleep well due to aging, prefer doing their exercising at night a couple of hours before bedtime. Physical activity and a warm bath are good ingredients for a good night’s sleep.

Melatonin for insomnia

This has become a widely recommended answer to insomnia or waking throughout the night. Melatonin is the natural hormone that occurs in the body to regulate the sleep cycle in the brain. Serotonin produces melatonin when the lights are decreased at night. Using the supplement will help improve the quality of sleep, and ensure alertness in the morning.

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