Tip Of The Day!

2 Apr

6 things that will help you sleep
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(sorry I couldn’t resist 🙂

1. COOKIES & MILK
The tryptophan in milk will help you feel sleepy (WARM MILK IS BETTER), but you need some carbs to get it where you want it to go in your brain, says Mary Susan Esther, M.D., and president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Cookies are her carb of choice. Just make sure to choose a low-fat variety and eat them in moderation.

2. SOOTHING SOUND MACHINE
Street noise, a restless neighbour or even sounds around the house can be very disruptive if you’re having trouble nodding off. A sound machine can help drown out the annoying noise around you.
– It is very soothing. GALAXIE Music Channels for your TV are wonderful, they have such a variety, and within a couple minutes your screen goes black so the light won’t bother you. I for one always listen to the NATURE channel, it’s truly relaxing. Rain, thunderstorms, birds, waves helps me sleep 🙂

3. LAVENDER
Studies show that the effects of herbal fragrances such as lavender reduce stress levels. In one study, people exposed to lavender showed an increase in the type of brain waves that suggest increased relaxation. A quick spritz of soothing lavender water on your pillows before bed will help calm your exhausted mind.
(CHECK OUT MY POST ABOUT A MIST A MISTY SLEEP)

4. SLEEP MASK
Add a little glam to your nighttime routine. You’ll look darn cute getting your beauty sleep. One pair of earplugs is included for added sleep comfort. $6, well.ca.

5. FAN
Lower the temperature of your bedroom before you climb into bed, says Becky Wang-Cheng, M.D., a medical director at Kettering Medical Center in Ohio. Lower temperatures signal your body it’s time to sleep. Try cooling down a stuffy room with an electric fan like this 12-in. Table Fan from the Rona Collection. $43, rona.ca.

6. LUXE SHEETS
Buy silky, natural-fibre sheets in a soothing colour, like these ivory-coloured Coyuchi Organic Cotton Sateen Sheets from Grassroots ($80 each, grassrootsstore.com). They’re made from 100 percent certified organic cotton grown and made without any pesticides, chlorine bleach or chemical softeners. Add an exquisitely soft cashmere throw for the bed, a hypoallergenic down comforter and pillows, pillows and more pillows.

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One Response to “Tip Of The Day!”

  1. Stacey April 3, 2010 at 2:57 am #

    I’m going to try some of these! I usually just heat up a glass of milk. I’ve never tried milk and cookies. I also always say that I am going to buy an eye mask and never do.

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