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Got Sleep? 27 Tips To Help Solve Your Sleeping Problem

MSNBC.com has a great article about sleep deprivation, the problems it causes, and most importantly, possible solutions and fixes for most common sleeping problems.

One of the best tips is to ditch your alarm clock – starting off the day by being startled awake by a beeping or buzzing alarm certainly isn’t the ideal beginning.  You can replace your conventional alarm clock with one that relies on gradual lights or a slowly increasing volume; alternatively, you can use Speed Sleep’s audio track to train yourself to awaken naturally.  Furthermore, if you absolutely must rely an alarm clock, avoid hitting the  snooze button by placing the clock on the other side of the room, so that you have to leave your bed to turn it off.  Forcing yourself to stand up decreases the likelihood that you’ll fall back into bed.

The article also touts the importance of maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, even on weekends – your body will become accustomed to resting during those times and fall into a natural sleeping rhythm.  In addition, people who exercise regularly and eat healthfully (no huge meals right before bed!) usually have an easier time falling and staying asleep.  Last but not least, our very favorite piece of advice from the article involves napping – a quick twenty minute nap can make a world of difference in your energy and alertness levels (and if you typically have trouble napping, the Speed Sleep audio tracks can help you with that).

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