Tips To Improve Sleep

Having trouble sleeping? Try some of these easy solutions.

Sprinkle just-washed sheets and pillowcases with lavender water or try lavender essential oils. You can put them in a bath or wear it as a perfume. The scent has been shown in studies to promote relaxation, which can lead to better sleep.

Buy a new pillow. Studies show that pillows with an indent in the center can enhance sleep quality and reduce neck pain. I like the Tempurpedic brand.

Eat a handful of walnuts before bed. You’ll be giving yourself a boost of fiber and essential fatty acids along with the amino acid tryptophan — a natural sleep-inducer.

Try listening to a relaxing CD, in a earlier post I have a list of some popular CD’s in my practice.

Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture is often used for the treatment of insomnia well as herbal remedies . I have had a lot of success treating insomnia in my Chicago Practice.

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