Insomnia - the definition, the problem, and the cure

Insomnia - the definition, the problem, and the cure
Blog Writers - Fri Jul 22, 2011 @ 02:33PM
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Insomnia (inability to sleep) is an epidemic in our culture!  If you "suffer" from not getting enough sleep (the recommended dose for kids is 8-10 hours) then you may have insomnia.  At least I did.  When I was 6, it began.  I just couldn't fall asleep...It wasn't severe, but it wasn't easy.  Here are some tips that have helped me overcome sleep troubles:

1. Keep your room dark and cool.  Close drapes. 

2. Make your room a "haven".  Add a candle (have parental supervision when lighting), journal to jot down thoughts, and keep your room clean.

3. Rub warm milk on your feet!  :)  This may work for getting you to unwind after a long, stressful day. 

4. Don't do work in your room - put the computer and TVs not in your bedroom.

5. Try melatonin.  It's an all-natural not sleeping pill but it reinforces your sleep pattern!  It really worked for my insomnia!

6. Try Sleepy-Time tea by Celestial Tea company.  Or any caffeine free camomile tea.

Other recipes:

Warm Milk Bath - add 1 cup dry milk powder to bath, soak feet/body.  Soothing.

Oats - add oatmeal to a cheesecloth linen, tie, and tie onto your bathtub faucet.  Fill bathtub with warm water and let it run over the oatmeal sack to make creamy water.

Epsom Bath - add 1 cup Epsom salts (found in your local pharmacy) to hot bath.  Soak. 

Cinnamon Milk - warm milk in microwave until warm, add dash cinnamon and few drops vanilla, drink.

Sweet dreams!

 

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