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How to get a good night's sleep

Having trouble sleeping at night? Here's a few tips that might help you get a little more rest at night.

Are you having trouble sleeping because of aches and pains.

If you toss and turn due to aches and pains, the question you should ask is what am I doing about inflammation. Inflammation goes hand in hand with high sugary junk food like doughnuts and sodas. The more sugar you take in during the day and closer to bed time, the more likely you'll have trouble sleeping at night.

Sugar causes inflammation which translates to pain especially at night when you are lying still on a bed for hours. Eating foods that promote inflammation such as highly processed junk foods and especially those that contain sugar, artificial sweeteners, syrups, white breads, and so forth are going to create pain and exaggerate any existing injuries you may have.

If you completely eliminate junk food and high sugar foods from your diet and replace them with healthy real foods with lower sugar, you should find a vast improvement in your ability to get a good night's sleep.

It's all about the diet. The more green vegetables you eat the better, but even fruit that does contain more sugar than vegetables will at least come with anti-inflammatory properties.

Some foods to consider to lower inflammation are wild caught salmon, leafy greens, blueberries, tea, mushrooms, and garlic.

Besides food, think exercise. If you have a sedentary lifestyle get out and do things after work. Walk around the park, go to the gym, any healthy physical activity will help you sleep better at night and will help lower inflammation.

Be careful not to overdo your workouts though, or you might find it even harder to sleep.

Some supplements you may want to consider to fight inflammation:

Fish Oil

Also ZMA and melatonin supplements are great for helping with sleep.

Eating cherries can make you sleepy due to their melatonin content. Don't eat them during work hours or you might not make it home before you fall asleep.

Keep it as dark as possible in your bedroom and avoid having glowing gadgets in your bedroom as much as possible.

Personally, I find that it's always best for me if I take time to wind down at night before going to bed. Relax an hour, maybe two, if you can, after a long day before you hit the hay. You may sleep better for it. Never watch anything on TV that is too stressful before bed. In fact, if you really want to wind down pick a good old black and white comedy show from the 50's like I Love Lucy to watch.

Read a good book, or just talk to your spouse. Never argue before bedtime if you can help it at all, and never go to bed mad. That's a sure fired way to lose sleep.


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