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How do you reset your sleep patterns?

People have this problem at least in their life. They are not able to sleep at a proper hour. Let’s say staying up until 11 o’ clock has become a norm for you whether you like it or not. The concern is not that staying up late sucks, its that waking up at six in the morn to grab the bus does.

Here are some advices on how to sleep earlyer:

  • Exercise (even a bit) during the day, it will help you have a more natural sleep schedule
  • Before bedding, center mentally on what you have to do while getting up and how crucial it’s to really get up on time
  • You could try herbal supplements. Valerian root and melatonin give really impressive results. Melatonin can be found in a pill form, but it’s just a copy of the exact equivalent chemical that your brain uses to put you to sleep.
  • Try a sleep CD.
  • Try a glass of milk with bio honey before going to bed.
  • Sometims just watching something lame on TV will do the job. There are plenty other crazy cool gadgets that will help you sleep. Be creative!

Now, if the case is to sleep later than usual, you should stop eating. Men of science have long acknowledged that our circadian cycle is determined by our exposure to light. Now they’ve discovered a second “food clock” that takes over when we are hungry. This mechanism belike developed to make sure starving mammals do not go to sleep when they should be scrounging for food. Just stop eating during the 12-16 hour period before you want to be awake.

Natural Sleeping Remedies

Sleeping Disorders

Pretty much everyone with the slightest modicum of responsibility and a conscience, has had the odd sleepless night. Most people can deal with that, but if it goes on for more than a few nights persistently, than some natural sleeping remedies may be in order. Otherwise, a currently healthy condition can quickly deteriorate. Relationships, productivity, and basic happiness can all suffer.

A Regular Sleep Pattern

We are all creatures of habit, no matter how much we try to fight it. It’s partially a biological thing anyway. If you can, try and go to sleep at the same time, and get up at the same time every day. Your body will adjust to that pattern. Consistency is important here, and persistence as well. The longer you can do this for, the better your chances of success.

Environmental Stimulus

Every try to go to sleep in an airport terminal? Pretty tough to do, unless your totally exhausted. Everyone needs a safe, peaceful relaxing environment to sleep in. That includes everything from noise levels, to air temperature, to colors, to lighting, to humidity and general ambiance. If a little redecorating is in order, then do it. If things are noisy and distracting, then remove them. Eye masks, and ear plugs are possible helpers here. As long as they don’t bother you.

The Best Bed Ever

One of my favorite pieces of furniture in my house, has to be my bed. A few years ago, we finally got rid of our cheap old bed, and invested some money into a really good mattress and box spring set. Wow! It’s been amazing to sleep on. Don’t just stop at the bed, when considering your sleeping platform. Consider buying some good resting pillows, bedding, comforters, and mattress toppings can all go a long way to increase your sleep experience. Don’t get into the habit of using a laptop, watching or doing other work in bed. It may just serve to confuse your body, as to what a bed is really for. Sleeping… and one other thing 😉

Musical Sounds & Lullabies

Mom was onto a good thing, when she sang lullabies to you as a child. It worked back then, and it can work now as one of the all time best natural sleeping remedies. While mom may be too busy to come over and sing to you at bedtime, there are alternatives. There are plenty of sleep inducing relaxation CDs you can get these days. They incorporate everything from classical pieces to rain falling, and soothing pre-natal sounds.