Lifestyle Habits Bring Deep, Restorative Sleep

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by: Danna Norek
Tags: sleep, habits, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
CDC issues flu vaccine apology: this year's vaccine doesn't work!
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Africans
Biologist explains how marijuana causes tumor cells to commit suicide
Companies begin planting microchips under employees' skin
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
NJ cops bust teenagers shoveling snow without a permit
Russia throws down the gauntlet: energy supply to Europe cut off; petrodollar abandoned as currency war escalates
McDonald's in global profit free fall as people everywhere increasingly reject chemically-altered toxic fast food
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
Top ten things you need to do NOW to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak
Chemotherapy kills cancer patients faster than no treatment at all
FDA targets Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps for sharing health benefits of coconut oil
U2's Bono partners with Monsanto to destroy African agriculture with GMOs
Why flu shots are the greatest medical fraud in history
Governments seize colloidal silver being used to treat Ebola patients, says advocate
Flu vaccine kills 13 in Italy; death toll rises

(NaturalNews) Sleep is a precious commodity in today's fast paced, anxiety-filled world. High quality, consistent sleep is vital to your health in ways that many people don't yet realize. For this reason, it is important that you follow a few simple rules to ensure you get consistent, high quality hours of rest every day.

Not only can your lifestyle habits help you get the best sleep possible, but there are also a few natural remedies that will help when you just can't seem to relax.

The first habit to practice before bed is to avoid any bright lights. That means no bright computer screens, and no sitting close to a bright television. Reading is probably one of the best pre-bedtime activities you can partake in which facilitates relaxation and drowsiness.

Make sure your bedroom is as dark as it can get at night. The reason for this is that light interrupts the body's process of making melatonin. Melatonin is a naturally occurring chemical that our bodies produce; it relaxes us and supports normal sleeping patterns.

Another big sleep disruptor is noise. If you live on a noisy street or have any other audible disturbances that typically happen during the night, try a water machine or a soft noise machine to block out any loud noises. Quality of sleep matters just as much as the quantity, so it is important to minimize nightly sleep disturbances.

Sufficient exercise is also a prerequisite to sound sleep. Studies have found that those who work out consistently tend to get better sleep when compared to those who lead sedentary lifestyles. Physical energy expenditure during the day is one of the best ways to ensure a peaceful resting time at night.

Exercise essentially works off excess energy that may keep you awake at night. You should never work out before bed though, as this can have the opposite effect.

If you have practiced these lifestyle habits, and you are still having problems achieving deep, satisfying sleep, there are some natural remedies to try.

The first and perhaps most well known natural sleep aid is melatonin, the natural chemical mentioned earlier. This organic compound comes in supplement form, and many swear by its sleep inducing capabilities. It also can help you to sleep more soundly during the night, and therefore to wake up feeling more refreshed.

Kava kava is another natural remedy that can be used as both a sleeping aid and an anxiety remedy. This can either be taken in supplement form or can be steeped as a tea. Be careful not to over do it on this one, as it has been known to cause strange dreams if too much is taken. However, its mood soothing and muscle relaxing properties are a great preparation for sleep.

Chamomile is another natural relaxant that may be taken as a tea to help relax the body and mind to prepare for sleep. Chamomile has natural sedative and anti spasmodic properties, which makes it the perfect pre-bedtime tea.

Sources :

About the author

Danna Norek is the owner and primary contributor for several natural health blogs and websites, where she frequently shares her experiences and knowledge on herbal supplements, natural remedies, vitamins, and healthy lifestyle habits. You can find information on a 100% natural, chemical free deodorant here at Natural Effective Deodorant and an all natural sebum-neutralizing, SLS, paraben and chemical free Acne Soap with lavender, lemongrass and tea tree essential oils here at All Natural Acne Soap.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...


Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source:

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.