If you are one of the many Americans who struggle to get to sleep and stay asleep, trying a more natural approach to a good nights rest may be the answer. There are so many products on the market that can help you fall into a deep, satisfying sleep, as well as products that can gently wake you in the morning without the anxiety and uneasiness that conventional alarms may cause.
Sound machines are available in a variety of styles with many different options of natural sounds to choose from to help you drift into a restful, rejuvenating sleep. They work to create a relaxing atmosphere and act as a natural sleep aid. The sounds block irritating background noise and help gently lull you to sleep. Sound machines are also a great tool for circumventing tinnitus discomfort. For the best results when using a sound machine before going to sleep, consider developing the following 5 habits:
1. Physical Activity
Cardio or exercise in the late afternoon that gets your heart pumping tends to promote better sleep. Possible options can include brisk walking, swimming, biking, jogging, etc.
2. Set Bed and Waking Times
Select a time to go to bed and wake up every day, and stick to it. Doing so will help develop regular sleeping and waking habits.
Simple yoga moves and stretching helps relax the body. Some find that gentle stretching and deep breathing before bed encourages better sleep.
4. Avoid Caffeine
Now I dont mean avoid caffeine permanently, just at night. Consuming caffeinated beverages and high sugar foods later in the day tends to result in hyperactivity and restlessness when trying to sleep.
5. Cooler Room Temperature
Sleeping in a cooler room (between 55 and 70 degrees) makes it easier to snuggle in and fall asleep.
On the other hand, if you have trouble waking up in the morning or want a gentler way of getting up, you might find a dawn simulator the solution to your morning routine woes. Unlike traditional alarm clocks that tends to startle individuals awake in the morning, dawn simulators have a built-in light that gradually becomes brighter, simulating the light of the sun. During the time it gets lighter, it can also play nature sounds, music or the radio depending on the model and the selections you choose.
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