Written on March 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm , by Marianne Magno
Yawn…Are you already on your fourth cup of coffee or trying your best not to fall asleep at your desk today? Chances are, you’re part of the 1/3 of Americans who don’t get enough sleep at night. Since this week is National Sleep Awareness Week we’re sharing easy ways you can relax and snooze soundly.
- Try a lavender body wash before bed. A recent study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that the scent helped insomniacs sleep better.
- Turn off all TVs, computers and cell phones 30 minutes before bed time. The blue light these devices emit has been shown to suppress production of sleep-inducing melationin.
- Stretch it out. Do these yoga poses and stretches right before bed (you can actually do these on your bed!) to relax your mind and body.
Do you have a bedtime ritual to help you get a good night’s rest? Share it in the comments below!