Saturday, March 19, 2011

5 Reasons I Can't Get To Sleep And What To Do About It

Our bodies crave sleep.  We need it to rest, refresh, and rejuvenate.  The latest medical news says it makes your heart  healthier if you get 7-9 hours of sleep each night.  Sleep reduces stress, strengthens your memory, helps you lose weight and reduces inflammation, one of the latest identified causes of disease and aging.  But sometimes you just toss and turn, or you go to sleep but in just a couple of hours you wake up and can't go back to sleep.

When I can't get to sleep it's usually one of these 5 reasons:
1.  I'm just not the least bit sleepy. 
2.  Dog is whining to go outside.
3.  Husband is snoring.
4.  Too much caffeine.
5.  Thinking about something else.

What To Do To Go To Sleep:
1.  Have a glass of wine.  It might help you doze off.
2.  Take the dog outside and give him a treat.
3.  Ask hubby to turn over.
4.  Take a Benadryl. My pharmacist says it's okay for me.
5.  Think about things you are grateful for.
6.  Read

It worked. Goodnight. Zzzzzzzzzzz.........

3 comments:

  1. great ideas, I sleep very well at nights but I go non stop during the day...no naps is my motto....have a restful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

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  2. Have you tried melatonin? 3mg about 30 minutes before bed has been a blessing to me!

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  3. Thanks Teresa. You are so right. I was just playing around with that post. What I should have said was, Get up really early. No naps. Go to the gym! That really does work.
    Sandra

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