Bad News – Good News

Financially and economically bad news. What does this bring? Restlessness. Sleep problems. Bad habits. We all experience occasional sleeplessness, but wow combined with all this financial and economic yuk; who does not have bad news? Drugs a solution? Yes, let us help all the pharmaceutical companies; they will like that! I am not saying that it is out of the question, but there do seem to be better solutions depending on the amount of sleeplessness you endure.

Do you have a short-term sleep problem? What are your sleep routines? Tell me all the bad news. Bad habits anyone? Bad habits such as long or late day naps are probably not helping. Do you watch TV in bed? Do you drink coffee by the pot full or by the cup full? Do you drink alcohol and how much per day? A lot of bad news in sleeping patterns can lead to multiple health related problems so it is important to examine your routine to seek out what could be the problem of your sleeplessness.

Can your bad news of bad sleeping patterns be altered? Take a closer look at your routines. Do you eat large meals before you go to bed? Do you have a lot of distractions at bedtime? Do you have a lot of noise pollution waking you up in the middle of your sleep? Do you set your alarm only to shut your alarm off 3 times after you first hear your alarm go off? Are you comfortable sleeping on your mattress; it is hard or soft or just right? Your bodies pressure points are more important than you may think. Have you tried listening to a fan or a soft steady noise, or music, while first trying to sleep?

Solutions. Are there any solutions for bad news? Yes, of course. If you have had a sleep problem that persists, anyone would tell you first to go see your family physician. Often, your doctor can give you more sound advice than anyone else or refer you to a specialist if desired.

Other solutions to bad news. Some good news solutions can be helpful. There are three good news solutions that you may want to try for your sleeplessness.

First, one way to change your sleeping habits can be to learn to change your behavioral habits about sleeping. Try something new. Even a new sleeping area, or a different room, may help. Change the color of your room where you sleep to a peaceful, relaxing color. Rearrange your bedroom furniture or just take some of it out. Perhaps removing the TV would be a great idea.

Second, another way to change your sleeplessness is to change how you go to sleep. Sounds funky? Well, try it because it may help. Teach yourself to relax before you go to sleep. Usually, your blood pressure falls when you are asleep so try letting it fall before you try to go to sleep. Change your routine to be less stressful around bed time. Try yoga, or just simple steady repetitive deep breaths for a couple of minutes. A friend of mine did really well with just deep breathing exercises and a more calming schedule around bed time.

Third, another tip to falling asleep can be as easy as pie. If you are not allergic to milk, try a glass of milk before going to bed. Milk can help induce sleep. Interesting? It is true. Also, try mental techniques not just the physical. Prepare mentally for going to sleep. If your mind is on today’s disaster, you are not going to sleep very well. Let it go, let all the mental thoughts of the day go. Rather, focus on your favorite place to be, a calm, fun, relaxing place. Let the thought take you in and actually go there mentally. You can try several favorite locations and see which ones work best for you. Create your own euphoria. Your utopia will get you to sleep more quickly than that work disaster or home disaster that just never ends or just can not seem to be fixed. You may wake up after a great nights rest with fantastic solutions to problems you have not even thought about yet! Keep a log book beside you just in case.

Extra. Stop worrying! I know; easier said than done. Example, if you are worried about gas prices, do something about it instead of worrying. Did you know every 10 miles per hour you drive over 60 is like the price of gasoline going up per gallon purchased? So drive only 60 miles per hour instead of 70 miles per hour to save on gasoline costs. Make simple solutions to worrisome problems. You will feel better than you might think with just a few simple changes to your lifestyle.

Chronic insomnia is serious. See your doctor if all else falls. Your body can not function correctly without enough sleep. Trust me, I know. I found this out the hard way. Do not cheat yourself and your family out of crucial rest. Usually if you feel bad others feel bad around you. Use good news solutions to bad news sleep problems.

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