Monday, November 12, 2007

How to Fall Asleep in 3 Minutes

By Kacper Postawski
Creator of the Sleep Wiz Revitalizing Program

The inability to fall asleep can be frustrating and greatly impede one's ability to function on a day to day basis. The following tips will help you to fall asleep in no time. Pleasant dreams!

1. Food That Can Help You Fall Asleep.
Trytophan is an amino acid that helps the brain produce serotonin, which helps you relax. Found in such things as turkey, milk, chicken, ice cream, tuna and peanuts, the soothing effect of trytophan can help you put your day's worries behind you and allow you to fall into blissful slumber. On the other hand, avoid spicy and fatty foods, which can give you heartburn and keep you awake. Similarly, too much liquid before bedtime can leave you running to the bathroom all night rather than sleeping.

2. Relax.
One of the biggest culprits of sleep deprivation is the inability to stop the mind from racing with the day's event and ongoing worries. The key is to slow down, and try to leave your troubles behind. A warm bath, meditation, peaceful music, a good book and dimmed lights can have a soothing, therapeutic effect.

3. Avoid Stimulants.
Caffeine, found in coffee and soda, and nicotine, found in cigarettes, are stimulants that inhibit your ability to slow down and get some rest. Herbal energy boosters can also keep you awake. Try to avoid stimulants for eight hours prior to bedtime.


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