Here are a series of easy to do things that can greatly improve sleep:
1. Train in the morning.
Yes, it releases the stress of the day, but exercise also elicits cortical alertness. Translation. . . .it pumps up not only your muscles, but also you nervous system. This is not good for sleep. Leave at least 3 hours between the end of exercise and sleep.
2. Get in a groove.
While a life of routine is a life of boredom, some aspects of being in a groove will be helpful in falling asleep.Establishing a bedtime routine over time will lend itself to a solid sleep routine.
3. Go to the dark side.
Light affects both mood and alertness by shutting off the production of the sleep inducing hormone, melatonin. Darkness on the other hand, triggers its release. Nighttime too is considered “yin” building time while day is considered “yang.” Yin is dark, quiet and relaxing (Yang of course is the opposite.) Darkness builds the yin. Too much yang will invite insomnia.
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David is a Nutritional and Alternative Medicine Expert, Educator and Entrepreneur. As an Acupuncture Physician and Master Herbalist, he has created the best selling anti aging formula, Doc Wellness Supplement and the online school – Dr. Orman’s Wellness School.