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Lumbering into Slumber

The days are as short as they could possibly be, but why am I still having trouble sleeping? Maybe it is a little Holiday stress or I am just hanging out with friends for later than usual. But I am not sleeping like I'd like to (sometimes there is a small child crying out that wakes me too).



Here's a few natural sleep aids to try:

  • Drink a glass of warm milk. This old wives tale truly works, and if you want to sweeten it up add a few drops of vanilla or honey. Though, if you are prone to snoring a glass of milk might make you snore more and more loudly.
  • Take a bath near bed time not a shower. Baths are relaxing and showers are invigorating.
  • Drink a cup of chamomile tea or Sleepytime Extra Tea to help your body calm down and prepare you for slumber.
  • Try relaxation and/or breathing exercises while lying in bed. Take long, slow inhales and long, slow exhales. Focus your breath on tense parts of your body and imagine them releasing and relaxing.

Tonight, I'm trying all of the above. Don't know if I should have the chamomile tea with a warm milk chaser, or the other way around.

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