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A Good Night's Sleep - Sleep Tips
By Brian Benjamin Carter

Brian is the founder of the Pulse of Oriental Medicine, medical professor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and author of Powerful Body, Peaceful Mind: How to Heal Yourself with Foods, Herbs, and Acupressure.

When we sleep properly, our nerve cells rest, receive oxygen and nutrition, and restore their functional capacities. We need quality sleep in order to heal and to maintain a good attitude, and good health.

Are you practicing good "Sleep Hygiene"? Here are some tips:

  1. Be consistent in your sleeping and waking times.
  2. If your work is primarily intellectual, make sure to get some exercise every day-then, in the evening, your body will be tired and your mind quiet.
  3. Never study or work in bed, or you may find brain thinking in that very awake mode when you are trying to go to sleep.
  4. As bedtime approaches, talk less, avoid tobacco, alcohol, strong tea, and coffee, and don't think about your problems. Instead, let your mind recall good memories, your favorite place, or a relaxing vacation you took.
  5. Make sure your bedroom is calm, dim, temperate, and filled with simple sounds (if it's noisy and that bothers you, buy a white noise machine - many include sounds of the ocean, a stream, crickets, etc.).

- Sweet Dreams! -

All information herein provided is for educational use only and not meant to substitute for the advice of appropriate local experts and authorities.
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