It got me thinking about insomnia, though, and how sleeping, (or the lack of), really affects our total overall health. For those who do not have this problem, sleeping through the night is no big deal, but for those who are affected by this, getting 7-8 hours of non-stop sleep is like winning the lottery....no words can describe the glorious feeling!!
So, now I am curious.....do any of you suffer from insomnia, and, if so, what are your tried-and-true remedies to rectify the situation?? My tips are:
- Definitely don't drink caffeine after 1:00 p.m. Trust me on this one; I found out the HARD WAY that Dr. Pepper at suppertime is NOT a good idea!
- Go to bed at the same time every night, if possible.
- Make sure the bedroom is not too hot....I know, it is summertime, and if you are like me, you are trying not to run the A/C. I have a fan by my bed, and the gentle breeze (and the hum of the fan) really helps to relax me.
- Finally, don't exercise too strenuously before bedtime. If I am feeling overwhelmed or stressed out (which happens often with teens! LOL), I just take a 10-15 minute stroll around the neighborhood or through the cemetery across the road, and when I come back inside, I am very relaxed. The fresh air really helps me sleep better.
Have a Terrific Tuesday everyone!