Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tips that help you sleep better

One of our topic in school with mates today is about trouble in sleeping. One of mate don't sleep at all. She is wondering why! Sometimes me also cannot sleep , then I found some tips here. These maybe helpful.

* Eat a small snack several hours before bedtime. Hunger pangs can wake you up, so don't go to sleep hungry. Choose a small, healthy snack, such as a small bowl of oatmeal or cereal with low-fat milk, or yogurt with granola sprinkled on top. * Avoid large, high-fat meals before bed. A light snack is fine, but eating too much late in the evening can interfere with sleep. * Avoid heavy, spicy foods, especially if you're prone to heartburn. Eating too much may cause you to feel physically uncomfortable when lying down. * Don't drink too much liquid. Drinking lots of fluids before bed can cause you to wake up repeatedly to use the bathroom. * Avoid caffeine. A stimulant, caffeine increases the activity of your nervous system, which makes falling asleep more difficult. Avoid caffeinated beverages eight hours before your desired bedtime. Your body doesn't store caffeine, but it does take many hours for it to eliminate the stimulant and its effects. * Avoid alcohol. Although it may initially make you feel sleepy, alcohol prevents deeper stages of sleep and often causes you to awaken in the middle of the night.

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