I’ll Never Get to Sleep!

I’ll Never Get to Sleep!

For some, getting a regular amount of sleep is a lot like trying to improve any area of their life. It’s hopeless. Rather, it’s not hopeless. Not really. They just think that it is. After days, weeks, months, and even years of failure, they start to think it is. Insomnia is a problem. Problems need…

What To Do When You’re Too Troubled To Sleep

What To Do When You’re Too Troubled To Sleep

Police officers get to see the worst of humanity. Dealing with violence, crime, neglect, narcissism, anger, and the general underbelly of humanity is their stock-in-trade. This carries over to bedtime. A study from 2011 showed 40 percent of police had at least one sleep disorder. Most commonly, the disorder was physically expressed as sleep apnea.…

Classic 117-year-old Advice To Stop Insomnia

Classic 117-year-old Advice To Stop Insomnia

Bernarr Macfadden started a magazine and a popular movement. Both the movement and magazine had the same name: “physical culture.” Watching what you ate and seeing that you got exercise wasn’t as popular among Americans before he came along. Weakness is a crime! Don’t be a criminal! was Macfadden’s motto. To some, Macfadden was a…

Try This Next Time You Wake Too Early

Try This Next Time You Wake Too Early

It’s the middle of the night and you’re wide awake. It’s 2 a.m. You don’t have to be up until 6:30 a.m. You figure that’s four long hours away plus 30 minutes. If this goes on for the whole time, what, you wonder, are you supposed to do with yourself until then?  This sucks!  You’re…

How To Use Lavender Oil For Sleep

How To Use Lavender Oil For Sleep

Some scents are more soothing than others. Lavender is one of those scents. along with roses, roman chamomile, and jasmine, that has been demonstrated in a number of small studies to improve the quality of rest. Lavender has been widely studied and shown to improve sleep. It’s safe to say that sleep, rest, calmness and…

Special Exercises Before Sleep Can Help Your Blood Pressure

Special Exercises Before Sleep Can Help Your Blood Pressure

Sometimes doing an action can take the place of taking a certain medication. Positive morning affirmations can work like an antidepressant. Grounding can decrease inflammation. Some doctors have said, “If exercise was a drug, I’d give everyone a prescription.” Sometimes what you’re doing is making a drug with your own body. It’s generally better to…

Up All Night For No Good Reason

Up All Night For No Good Reason

Look, everyone, now and then, has difficulty falling asleep. It’s the way life is. It’s aggravating. Consider the situation stoically: it’s your turn to have trouble tonight. There could be a lot of reasons you’re having trouble right now. Did you drink too much coffee or have one of those energy drinks too close to…

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