Originally published May 12 2011
How to Improve Your Sleep - tips revealed on the next NaturalNews Talk Hour
by Jonathan Landsman
(NaturalNews) Do you wake up in the middle of the night? The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Stop Insomnia - How to Improve Your Sleep with our special guest Dr. Nicholas DiMartino. This program will reveal natural ways to improve your sleep.
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The Basics of Sleep
Generally speaking, we have two types of sleep - "NREM" (non-rapid eye-movement) and "REM" (rapid-eye-movement) sleep. Sleep always begins with NREM, while our REM sleep increases throughout the evening. REM sleep is so important for mental and physical well-being, as it promotes our self-healing mechanisms.
For decades, scientific research tells us that sleep is directly related to environmental rhythms such as: light, diet, mood, body temperature, activity, and stress. For example, when light reaches the pineal gland first thing in the morning, it stimulates bio-chemicals (i.e. melatonin and serotonin) that either orchestrate relaxation or drive heightened activity and alertness (i.e. cortisol and adrenaline).
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6 Ways to Improve Your Sleep
Essential Oils - Research has shown that essential oils like, chamomile and lavender can have a calming / relaxing effect on both body and mind.
Meditation - This is a great way to help let go of stress and tension. Find a comfortable place to close your eyes and breathe deeply. You'll be amazed how relaxed you become.
Say Something - Don't let your worries or emotions get the best of you. Many times talking to someone you trust will help you sleep better at night.
Write It Down - This can be a helpful strategy to clear your mind before going to sleep.
Avoid Stimulants - Eating late at night, drinking alcohol or caffeine too close to bedtime will reduce the quality of your sleep.
Up Your Serotonin - This neurotransmitter is essential for a good night's sleep. Tryptophan is an amino acid that helps create serotonin. Try eating foods rich in tryptophan like, bananas or sunflower seeds.
This week's guest: Dr. Nicholas DiMartino - Stop Insomnia - How to Improve Your Sleep
Dr. Nicholas DiMartino - "Stop Insomnia - How to Improve Your Sleep" - Thu. May 12
Dr. Nicholas DiMartino became intrigued by the interrelationship between mind-body-spirit, health and well-being. Consequently, he has taken time to study and broaden his view of healthcare beyond allopathic medicine and into traditional healing systems such as, Ayurveda, Macrobiotics, Naturopathic medicine, Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine and bodywork.
Over the years, his medical practice has become a fusion of ancient wisdom and modern integrative medicine. Through his efforts, he is discovering a deeper, more intimate and transformative healing experience for all those interested.
Sleep Better Now! This program will talk about the early warning signs of insomnia, proper medical testing and (best of all) natural solutions designed to improve the quality of your life. Register now using the email form in the right column, and you will be emailed show details. Register Today!
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