Natural Ways to Get Some Sleep
If you're not catching all the zzz's you need, try these shut-eye helpers
First, make sure you're practicing good sleep hygiene:
Use your bed solely for sleep and sex
- Establish a set time for hitting the hay and waking up (weekends too!). Go to bed only when you feel sleepy.
Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol within 6 hours of bedtime
- Maintain a one-hour pre-bed wind down ritual -- think warm bath, soothing music, lower light (no TV or computer!) and other chill-out activities
Keep your bedroom dark, quiet and a cool temperature
- If youre not asleep 20 minutes after lights-out, get up and do something mellow in another room until you feel drowsy again.
If you still need a little nudge to dreamland, try one of these all-natural snooze-inducers: