Friday, April 23, 2010

Seven Tips for the Best Sleep Ever!

Everyone knows that one of the best things in life is a good night’s sleep. Barring any medical conditions that may affect your sleep patterns, you can actually enhance your sleep through the following tips from sleep experts:

1.    A Healthy Lifestyle – This means that you get adequate nutrition and exercise to promote sleep. You must also develop a regular sleep schedule, such as sleeping at the same time every day. The regular schedule will encourage a sleep cycle that helps you fall asleep. You can also establish a pre-bedtime routine to create a trigger. This trigger will clue your body in that sleep will come next.

2.    A Room Designed for Sleep – Your room should be optimized so that you can sleep eight to nine hours uninterrupted. The temperature should be comfortable. Always have extra blankets or eye shades to support your sleep. Some prefer to play white noise in the background.

3.    Avoid long naps in the daytime – Your naps should never be longer than an hour in the daytime. Some sleep experts do not recommend napping after 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon because it disrupts the body’s natural circadian rhythm.

4.    Avoid Excessive Physical Activity before bedtime – Don’t exercise three to four hours before you go to sleep. Exercising prevents you from relaxing enough to go to sleep when you go to bed.

5.    Avoid too much eating before bedtime – Don’t drink any caffeine eight hours before bedtime to help you sleep. Also, don’t eat too much four to six hours before bed time. You’ll find it hard to sleep on a full stomach.

6.    Relax before bedtime – Start your bedtime with relaxation techniques. Some swear to reading a book before bed time; others do yoga or meditate. Relaxation techniques communicate to your body that it’s time for sleep.

7.    Lights Out – Turn off the lights and try to go to sleep in a dark room. If you find yourself tossing and turning after 30 minutes, get up and do some quiet activities, such as reading or meditating. Then go back to sleep again. If you watch the clock and work yourself up, this would not help.

Follow these seven steps towards great sleep. But if you still find yourself having trouble sleeping, try Vaxa Nite Rest or Power to Sleep. These are natural sleep remedies that will help you get the best sleep ever.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Natural Sleep Remedy to Awaken Your Creative Muse

I started this blog because I wanted to share with you what Dream Boost has done to me and my career. I am an English high school teacher and I took a break from work because I wanted to pursue my dreams as a playwright. If you’re a creative soul like me, you value your dreams, the kind of dreams that gives you such clear insight and gets your creative juices flowing.

Because of my high stress levels, I didn’t get enough sleep. If ever I do sleep, I rarely remember my dreams and so that dream play I have cherished for so long remains unwritten. I was so frustrated and  naturally, this frustration led to lack of sleep and the cycle seemed to never end.

Then, my friend, Charis, visited me. She’s this earthy girl who’s always into homeopathy and other alternative whatever that I’m always sceptical about. Charis learned of my sleep problems and told me about Dream Boost.

I may be a writer, but I’ve always been skeptical about alternative medicine. But I was at the end of my rope and would have tried anything to get a well deserved deep sleep for once. So I tried taking this natural sleep remedy. Dream Boost is made in America, so I don’t have to worry about its quality.

I began taking Dream Boost before bed, and after two days, I  miraculously started having a sleeping routine and the dreams I've been hoping for! The dreams were so vivid that I could practically taste and smell them. It was wonderful!

Because of this natural sleep remedy, I was able to write about five pages a day. I incorporated writing into my routine. And although my play is still in the works, I was so proud of the five pages I produce everyday that I can feel that I’ve finally taken a step towards my dreams. This blog will be about my journey towards getting a natural sleep remedy for me and hopefully for you, too. Feel free to give comments. I would gladly welcome them.