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Step 5. Avoid overeating.
If, like many people, you enjoy a bedtime snack then keep your late night meal small and avoid high protein foods and foods that contain a lot of fat or sugar.
Try a small bowl or cereal or a low-fat yoghurt.
Step 6. Clear out your worries and concerns.
If youíre type of person who goes to bed with your mind racing and runs over all of worries and concerns of day then hereís a tip for clearing clutter from your head.
Shortly before you go to bed, take a notebook and write down all your worries and concerns. The simple act of committing these to paper will allow your mind to let them go and relax.
Step 7. Take positive steps to induce relaxation.
Itís easy to talk about need to be relaxed when you settle to sleep, but how often do you actually take steps to relax yourself, rather than hope that relaxation will come.
Add relaxation, and perhaps meditation, exercises to your bedtime routine!
Climb into bed about 15 minutes before itís time to turn out light. Get comfortable, close your eyes and practice one of many relaxation or meditation exercises available. With a little practice youíll find yourself falling asleep before youíve finished your exercise.
The natural remedy for insomnia
The seven steps outlined here are just a small sample of many things that you can do to cure insomnia.
The secret to curing insomnia doesnít lie in all too commonly used sleeping pills, but is to be found in a few simple changes to your lifestyle and in setting yourself a clear routine.
Make a few simple changes to your lifestyle today and start enjoying better sleep tomorrow.
Copyright 2005 Donald Saunders - http://help-me-to-sleep.com
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