Friday, July 23, 2010


As a mom of two I know how important sleep is and how out of sorts one can feel when you don't get enough. ...but how much sleep is enough?
The standard recommendation is at least 8 hours, though i do believe some of us, myself included, could do with a lot more.
Failing to get enough sleep leads to aging, fatigue, shortened life span, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and the list goes on.
I'm not a fan of legal drugs so I'll share with you a few natural wonders that can help you catch a few zzzz's.

  • Chamomile tea
  • A warm bath
  • Valerian root
  • A spritz of lavender to your pillow

What to Avoid:
  • Here I am again saying to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and sugar as they all interfere with sleep.
  • Naps during the day
  • Try not to have a TV or computer in the bedroom

Other things you may want to try include:
  • Yoga
  • Meditation and relaxation techniques
  • Sleeping in  a dark room

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