Tips For Stress Relief And Relaxation For Busy Moms! #SleepMatters $50 GC #Giveaway #Ad

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    I cannot even begin to describe to you what a hectic week I’ve had.  Managing a full-time career as a teacher and running a successful blog is definitely not for the faint at heart.  Yesterday was an extremely stressful day for me because I was inundated with deadlines and had to complete 90 progress reports for my students that had to be mailed out today.  As a result, I barely slept a wink last night and was exhausted all day at work.

    I’m certainly not alone because more than 30% of the US adult population suffers from sleeplessness.  Everyone has different triggers when it comes to the causes for their lack of sleep but what is clear is that sleep is important and it certainly affects your performance when you don’t get enough of it.  Stress is definitely a factor when it comes to sleep deprivation.  Over the years, I have learned some techniques that help me get some relief form my stressful schedule and allow me to relax a little.

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    Next time you are unable to wind down enough in order to get a good night’s sleep, try some of these methods to help you release some stress:

  • After the kids go to sleep in the evening, play some soothing music to help create a calming atmosphere.
  • Take a bubble bath infused with scented bath salts or bath oils.
  • Try to go to bed at the same time every night so that your body will know when it is bedtime.
  • Establish a sleep routine where you light a scented candle, lie down, and even do some breathing exercises to create a serene environment.
  • Limit your caffeine intake after 12 PM because it takes hours for the effects of caffeine to wear off.

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    Here in New York City, it is very common to see “sleepers” on the Subway who probably did not get enough sleep the night before.  If you catch one on the train during your commute, share your photos on Twitter using the #SleepMatters hashtag.

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 Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the things that keep you from getting a good night’s sleep?

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Comments

  1. Sheila K. says:

    When I go to sleep I make sure that all of my electronics are turned off, the room is cool, and my pillows are fluffed. I also read for a while until I become hopelessly sleepy!

  2. I like to keep the room completely dark.I cover up any light source, clock face, electronics, etc. It really helps me fall asleep and stay asleep.

  3. My tip for getting a good night sleep is to go to bed at the same time every night and read before you go to sleep.

  4. My tip is turning off the electronics at least an hour before bedtime, wearing an eye mask to keep lights out is great!

  5. Birdiebee says:

    No caffeine in the evening, shut off all electronics a few hours before bed and sleep in a dark room without light from the television, cell phones, computers, etc.

  6. Stephanie Phelps says:

    Some of the things that keep me from getting a good night sleep is worry and way to much caffeine and a terrible mattress!

  7. I have no words of wisdom other than when you feel tired, sleep. I’ve had trouble sleeping my entire life and if I miss the window of opportunity I know I’ll have a rough night.

  8. I like to take a shower to help relax myself before going to bed. I’ve always found that when I do not shower before bed I do not sleep as well. I also make sure I have no sodas about three hours before bed too.

  9. Donna Brown says:

    If I drink a cup of coffee too late in the evening, I’ll stay up later than planned. Or if I’m extremely stressed about something or someone that usually keeps me up extra hours as well.

  10. Robin Rue says:

    I finally learned not to drink anything after 6 pm, so that way I don’t have to wake up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Also, my husband’s snoring has been known to keep me up…..sigh.

  11. agordon10 says:

    my best tip is you need to turn off your brain early, so no TV after 8 o’clock.

  12. margaretsmith says:

    I try to go to sleep approximately the same time each night. I also make sure the room is dark.

  13. My sleep tip is not to to bring your cell phone into the bedroom. It can be very tempting to answer text messages that may interrupt your sleep.

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  15. I try to get to sleep at the same time every night and not bring my cell phone into the bedroom.

  16. shellypeterson says:

    I try to keep off all the lights and tv when going to bed

  17. Julie Wood says:

    Make sure that you have a dark room, make sure the bedroom is not to hot to sleep in. Do not drink caffiene beverages after 12pm. Get exercise everyday because it helps with having a deep sleep. And if you are senstitive to noise, wear ear plugs-they really work.

  18. I try to go to bed about the same time each each night. I also find that a cooler temperature helps me sleep better.

  19. Kelly Kimmell says:

    Keep a routine, keep the room dark, no television or music.

  20. I don’t watch TV an hour before bedtime so I can sleep without distractions.

  21. Don’t drink caffeine before bed and keep the bedroom cool and dark.

  22. Jennifer Williams says:

    I luckily do not have problems sleeping anymore. Working out daily has really solved the issue for me.

  23. Meagan Bailiff says:

    i keep a routine and i have to have a little noise to help me sleep.

  24. Sleep with the tv off helps me.

  25. april brenay says:

    turning off electronics 1 hour before bedtime

  26. Sue Ellison says:

    Sleeping with a fan on year round helps me. It’s a constant noise and it drowns out any outside noise. Keeping a set bedtime seems to help also.

  27. Trisha Kilpatrick says:

    Create an environment that is conducive to sleep with darkness, silence or white noise, and lavender scents.

  28. Kids, odd noises and having to always go to the bathroom at night keeps me from getting a good sleep but to help… I HAVE to have a fan and a heavy blanket no matter how cold it is.. drives my husband crazy!

  29. nickie burke says:

    Turn off electronics 1 hour before bedtime

  30. steve weber says:

    Take a hot bath or shower to help you relax before bed.

  31. Farrah AFM says:

    I like to have a fan for white noise. I also have room darkening curtains up in my room.

  32. My husband suffers from terrible insomnia, so I am well-versed in sleep-inducing tricks. Some favorites are melatonin, a sound machine set to waves, and pre-sleep massage. We even use a sound machine near my dog’s bed to keep him sleeping through the night!

  33. Elena Istomina says:

    I like to take a hot bath before going to bed. it helps me to relax

  34. AmandaSakovitz says:

    I usually try reading before bed so I can unwind.

  35. I try to go to bed early. I end my night with a shower. I find that it helps me to go to bed nice clean and fresh.

  36. For me, the best nights sleep is having fresh sheets on the bed. There’s nothing like feeling so clean at bedtime.

  37. I use a white noise machine to help my kids (and myself) sleep.

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  38. I suggest some sort of white noise like a fan or radio for a good night sleep. It definitely helps me and keeps out the little noises that might wake me up.

  39. Bed time yoga and daily exercise help me a lot.

  40. Wild Orchid says:

    My tip is to black out all light, even from a digital clock. It’s surprising how even a little light can make sleeping more difficult!

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  41. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Don’t drink caffeine after dinner. Turn off all lights and noises. Turn off the tv at least 30 minutes before sleeping!

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  43. Thomas Murphy says:

    Do something that relaxes you for an hour before you go to sleep. That helps me fall asleep.

  44. Sometimes a cup of chamomile tea at bedtime helps me get to sleep.

  45. This is a really great post. Mom’s need time to relax and recharge. Otherwise, they can’t be the super moms the want to be.

  46. Lois Alter Mark says:

    More sleep would definitely be helpful, and I know if I turned off my computer earlier, that would probably help. Winning that $50 gift card would probably reduce some stress, too!

  47. stephanie says:

    reading helps me

  48. Sleep is something I struggle to get enough of, for sure! I find it helps a lot when I consistently go to bed at the same time each night, even on the weekends.

  49. janetfaye says:

    I do progressive muscle relaxation to get a good nights sleep.

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  50. Marti Tabora says:

    Its sounds old fashioned, but a glass of warm milk really can help. It is also helpful to put away any electronic devices about an hour before bedtime. I just recently learned that.

  51. First, I go to sleep as soon as I feel tired. I have found that if I try to stay up beyond then, I have trouble falling asleep. I also need the room to be dark, so I shut the blind and curtains to keep the light out.

  52. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    My Tips For Getting A Good Night’s Sleep Is To Have Room Temp Set At Around 70 Degrees, Eliminate Noise, Lights Off And Lot’s Of Pillows.

  53. sohamolina says:

    I get a good night’s sleep if I exercise in the evening.

  54. Chrystal M. says:

    I sleep with earplugs every night. I have a husband that snores, a cat that meows, sometimes the dogs bark, but the larger dog snores every night. I am prone to migraines so I have resorted to Tylenol PM in the past.

  55. I cut out the caffeine before bed and keep a good book by my bed to help me get to sleep. I also keep television and electronic devices out of the bedroom.

  56. Veronica Solomon says:

    Sleep is indeed very important. I get really groggy and in a sad mood when I don’t get enough sleep

  57. jalapenomama says:

    Turning all electronics off a few hours before bed helps me sleep better.
    Also I avoid heavy food at that time.
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  58. Rebecca Bryant says:

    My best tip for me to sleep well is to make sure i have covers. I can’t sleep without them.

  59. mommyto2girlz says:

    I like to read until I’m almost ready to fall asleep. I also have a box fan that I use for the white noise. We can’t sleep without it now. Thank you!!
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  60. Those are great tips. When I have trouble sleeping I take a bath with essential oils and drink a cup of chamomile tea.

  61. Richard Morris says:

    I just got a new mattress after 10 years and it’s amazing how i can actually sleep through the night for the first time in forever when i had been blaming it on my routines.

  62. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Great tips. Stress relief is such an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

  63. Mendy Dinsmore says:

    A tip, is to keep the tv turned off during the night.

  64. andrea61071 says:

    Stick I a schedule. Get the kids to bed and take time for yourself with no interruptions

  65. rebeccagraham says:

    I try not to drink a caffeinated beverage too late in the evening. I go to bed on a schedule.

  66. I think stress is the biggest thing that keeps me awake at night but it is not every night. That and some aches and pains that I have more and more as I grow older

  67. tannawings says:

    My tip is to get offline at least an hour before bed. No caffine and try to drink something like lemon water or a soothing tea. The other thing is to keep the room dark and quiet.

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  69. My tips is to stop using electronics for at least 1 hr before bed
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  70. paulakiger says:

    Hmmm…….for me it’s ideal to get to bed early enough that I can transition into sleep. There’s nothing like getting to bed late with your inner voice saying “OMG you have to get up in 4 hours …” that’s the least relaxing way to go about it!

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  72. latanya t says:

    I start turning off electronic devices and the tv an hour or so before bedtime to allow for down time.

  73. I do have problems with sleep but have to take something much stronger than Tylenol. I’m actually on Ambien which works every once in a while. I think my body is getting addicted. I do think that sleeping with my TV on doesn’t help but I do need the noise.

  74. rosannepm says:

    I meditate during the day to quiet my mind. I also like a cool room and warm bed and dark

  75. My tip is to use curtains that block out the light, a sound machine, a comfortable pillow and to keep the room at a comfortable temperature .

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  76. Rachel Travis says:

    My tip is to turn everything electronic off at least 30 min before trying to sleep…and keep your room clean 🙂

  77. TouristMeetsTraveler says:

    It’s important to get as much sleep as you can to get through the day.

  78. I think so many things contribute to sleeping well. Quiet is important. Soft, clean, comfortable bedding is important. Making sure there are not too many pillows or other distractions in the bed is important, too.

  79. Airy Quiros says:

    I literally sleep in a bat cave. My windows are blacked out (I used to work the night shift) and this limits the amount of stimulation both audible and visual that would otherwise come in through my window.

  80. It’s always a good idea also to bring out classic music that is nice to hear while winding down. Also turning off all lights will help the eyes to rest.

  81. Sarah Hayes says:

    it helps me to not be on the computer right before i go to bed. I think its good to read or do something else peaceful before bed. dim lighting is nice too

  82. mail4rosey says:

    I go to sleep when the kids do, and that gives me plenty of time to get a good night’s sleep in. If I stay up, I end up until wee hours of the morning, then the next day is shot if I sleep in.

  83. I try to stick to the same nightly routine including bedtime and behaviors, such as turning off all media 30 minutes before, reading a few chapters in a book or journal, and meditating, to ensure I get about the same amount and quality of sleep each night!

  84. Sarah Hall says:

    My suggestions for a good night’s sleep is to sleep in a dark room and do not have a television playing before you go to sleep. Try to clear your mind of the day’s stresses and don’t think of what has to be done tomorrow. Also, don’t eat right before going to bed.

  85. Motivating Mommy says:

    Cup of tea and not eating past a certain time helps me every-time! And if it’s the weekend then its snuggling with my little guy that gets me right to bed! 🙂

  86. nicole dziedzic says:

    My tips for getting a good night sleep is invest in some high quality pillows, avoid TV and the computer before bed and maybe read a book instead.

  87. Nicole E. says:

    My tip is forcing your mind not to think about everything you have to do. I have anxiety disorder, and bedtime becomes stressful when I lay there for hours thinking about everything that is or could possibly be wrong in my life. I force myself to do relaxing things, like building my dream house in my head!

  88. katieklein says:

    I try not to drink anything with caffine after two. Also I think some rest time before bed really helps wind you down so reading a good book.

  89. I actually have trouble getting a good night’s sleep, so I do whatever I can to help make it happen. No caffeine in the evening, a dark room, no TV, the usual. Wish I could find the key to making sure I don’t wake up in the middle of the night, though.

  90. Jasmine Santiago says:

    I like to take a nice long hot shower then read a book. That always does trick

  91. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I relax with a nice cup of tea then spray the room with lavender. Finally turn on my fan to get the breeze and hear the noise. Calms me and sends me off to a deep sleep!

  92. Turning off tech an hour or so before bed, and reading a book help me to get a good nights sleep.

  93. I like to make sure the room is as dark as possible, I don’t watch tv in my bedroom so i don’t get distracted.

  94. Krista M. says:

    I like to read before I go to sleep to help wind down.

  95. Serge Botsaris says:

    I cut out coffeee and soda after 2 pm, and try to drink water after that

  96. I like to sleep with the light on and lately I’ve been so tired I just pass out. For some reason, if I’m not tired, watching a movie does the trick. Glad you are finally getting some rest… you work hard and it will do you wonderfully.

  97. No electronics at least one hour before bed.

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  98. Allison Downes says:

    I usually have everything off an hour before I go to bed and i just relax.

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  99. eleftheriapavlakakigogidou says:

    I love listening to audiobooks. there is nothing better than winding down after the kids have gone to sleep, turning off the lights and listening to a book that I wanted to read and didn’t have time to. Pure relaxation. Sometimes drinking a cup of milk before bed. Milk has been proven to help you fall asleep.

  100. Nancy Hall says:

    Don’t age as it seems to get harder and harder to get a good nights sleep:) I like to take a warm bath before bedtime which usually unwinds me.

  101. I have to have a fan to sleep at night to drown out sounds. If the power goes off, I wake immediately.

  102. Laurajj Jacobson says:

    For me, I have to have a wind down time. I love to lay in bed and read a book for a little bit. Always gets me ready to fall asleep! I too…have to sleep with my fan on. I just love the sound of it!

  103. One tip that I have trouble following is to go to bed at a time before midnight, which I have failed to do tonight, lol Also, I try to get some sort of physical exercise during the day that will help me destress and feel calmer before bedtime. 🙂

  104. I like to stretch before bedtime. Stretch your arms, legs, and entire body for a great night sleep!

  105. latinamommie5 says:

    Its hard to get a good night sleep when your dealing with anxiety and fibromyalgia but i do my best. I take a nice hot shower and curl up with tea and a good book before i nod out. Sometimes it takes minutes other times may take an hour or too but i try the best i can. Necta Nelson

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  107. I love a hot bath followed by Netflix to unwind. I’ve found it’s the best way to turn off my busy brain before I get in bed. If I don’t do something to take my mind off of work and tasks first, I’ll lie in bed for hours.

  108. A dark cool room helps

  109. Taking a hot bath and reading a book always relaxes me for sleep.

  110. I like taking a bubble bath before bedtime, reading a book and turning off the computer at least an hour before bedtime

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  113. Mommy2jam says:

    I need sleep! I am going to look into this, my sleeping pattern has totally changed. I am not sure if it is due to the season change or not.

  114. Renee Stacey says:

    I like to read before bed, or something that relaxes me. I allow myself 30-45 minutes before trying to go to sleep and it usually helps a lot!

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  115. I turn off all electronic devices at least an hour before I go to bed. I do not have a tv in the bedroom and I do not read in bed.

  116. Annabellainla says:

    Warm milk before bedtime and I’ve always heard cherry juice will help you sleep
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  117. Amber Faith says:

    I turn off all electronics an hour before bed.

  118. Danielle Williams says:

    I usually just sit and relax with a hot cup of tea or cocoa before bed…works wonders!

  119. Mary Diehl says:

    I take a nice, long bath to relax about an hour before bedtime. I turn off electronics and lights, I don’t like a night light or lights from electronics so I have them away from me.

  120. I like to take a hot bath and then read a book until my eyes are tired.

  121. Caroline Wampler says:

    I sometimes take a warm bath. I may also read a book. I sometimes take a vitamin to help me sleep.

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  123. Christine M says:

    Don’t have any tech in your room, and keep it cool and dark.

  124. Turning off all electronics and lights. This does make a difference in getting to bed faster.

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  126. Jill Kecseg says:

    I like the room completely dark. A lot of people sleep with the tv on and that’s no good.

  127. krdevaney says:

    I get a better night’s sleep when I follow a few rules. Don’t eat or drink within an hour of going to bed. Also, don’t use your bedroom to watch tv or listen to music or do anything else stimulating right before bed. Go to bed in the dark, when you are tired, and make sure that the room is not too warm or too cool.

  128. Danielle Marie says:

    i have no idea. i suffer from insomnia. it is after 2am and i am not tired yet. i could use some help!

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  129. Kristin Hale says:

    No drinking after 7pm for me, and laying down about 30 mins before I am actually ready to fall asleep. This helps my body and mind unwind and prepare for a great night of rest

  130. lazybones344 says:

    I take melatonin for a good nights sleep and it works great.
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  131. The best antidote to sleeplessness for me is praying my rosary. I also will drink

    herbal tea to help.

  132. beth dunlavy hoppe says:

    To get a good night sleep I have to turn the electronics off at least an hour before I go to sleep. This really helps my mind wind down.

  133. I make sure to go to bed early and also get the kids early in bed. That helps me alot

  134. You should sleep in a dark room with no tv on or computer if you want to fall asleep. If that fails theres always good trust worthy Melatonin pills lol.

  135. For good sleep, turn off all electronics one hour before bed and then turn around your digital clock so you can’t see the numbers.

  136. I honestly could use some tips on a good nights sleep. Lately I’ve been wearing ear plugs trying to zone all the noise out!

  137. amy williams says:

    I have to have the tv on for light but I just need to keep busy during the day and really ware myself out so I can just fall asleep. Here lately I can not shut off my mind to go to sleep we are getting a new bed also maybe that will help

  138. Cody Anderson says:

    I always make sure to leave my cell phone in another room when I go to bed. If it is next to me, I will be tempted to look at it whenever I wake up in the middle of the night and that can cause me to stay awake and lose sleep.

  139. Noelle Cameron says:

    I have a two year old, so sleep is very important for me. I usually stay up to unwind for about two hours before hitting the sack. I try to stay very calm and keep my room very cool. I have recently started exercising before bed so that definitely helps, but I like to breathe slowly in and out of my nose and relax every part of my body very slowly. I am usually sleeping before I get to my legs!

  140. Make sure the room is not overheated.

  141. I would give anything for a straight 8 hours of sleep. My Cat wakes me up at midnight to feed her–and she is persistent–then I get on the computer–then after about 3 or 4 hours I go back to sleep. By around 8 she decides I’ve had enough sleep and proceeds to wake me up (not for food this time). She is very lucky I love her.

  142. My tip for getting a good night’s sleep is to not eat or drink anything with caffeine or chocolate in it. Thank-you for a great #giveaway 🙂

  143. Francine Anchondo says:

    Do not eat or drink anything before bedtime and sometimes a nice relaxing bath before sleep helps.

  144. Wendy Rozema says:

    My tips for getting a goods night sleep is to turn the TV Off by 10pm, and I like to read a book that makes me fall asleep fast!

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  146. Emily Smith says:

    I avoid caffeine after noon. I read a book for a little bit after my kids go to bed to relax for a little bit before going to bed. I take melatonin if I feel that I need help getting to sleep.

  147. I have lots of tips that I have tried, but I still don’t sleep. What does seem to help is a very dark room and a fan.

  148. Carolyn Daley says:

    My tip is to relax before bed with either a TV show or book. Get in bed about 8 1/2 hours before you need to wake up in case it takes you a few minutes to fall asleep.

  149. A hot bath and a good book help me sleep better. Keeping your sleep time around the same time each night also helps.

  150. Laura Fugate says:

    Get on a schedule, so your body knows it is time to sleep. And avoid caffeine before bed.

  151. maleficent says:

    I try to exercise so you get worn out

  152. Lisa Voyce says:

    I find that a daily exercise routine will help with sleeping.

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  154. I cut out caffeine entirely because it was really affecting my sleep. I also like to turn off the tv and all tech gadgets at least 30 minutes before going to bed!

  155. Erica Carnes says:

    Exercise daily.

  156. rtrexel64 says:

    I like to read a book right before bedtime.

  157. K Johnson says:

    I love taking a warm bath and laying down for about 30 minutes with a good book.

  158. Christina Sparks says:

    I don’t drink caffeine after 3 pm

  159. Deb Christie says:

    “white noise” is helpful for some people to fall asleep. You can use a sound machine or a small fan to create it in your bedroom.

  160. Some tips for getting a good nights sleep would be not to take too many naps so you will be tired at bedtime. Also, get everything like housework done so you won’t have to go to bed wishing you had done it lol.

  161. mrsmchappell says:

    Keeping a regular schedule helps, as well as having nice sheets and cozy blankets.

  162. I find that keeping the room cool and having a fan on helps me sleep.

  163. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a insomniac and find it difficult to sleep more than 3-4 hours at a time.
    But when I do sleep a completely dark room and total quite is a good way for me to get to sleep. A cup of herbal tea and a hot bath also help.

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  164. Joni Dolniak says:

    The bedroom should be dark and I always use a mood sound radio.

  165. I have to go to sleep when I start to feel tired. If I try to stay up a little longer to finish something (a chore, a book, etc.) then I get a second wind and have a hard time later!

  166. Kimberly Deallovingrandma Stcl says:

    No caffeine before bed. It keeps you awake. I like to make sure I do not eat at least an hour before either

  167. tinareynolds says:

    Get into a routine and stick with it.

  168. Penny Snyder says:

    I always find drinking a cup of hot tea before bedtime helps. Also, a quiet & dark room.

  169. I try to avoid drinking anything with caffeine in it after 5 or 6 PM. I have found that watching disturbing news is a problem, too, when it comes to falling asleep. In the warmer months, I sleep with my window open and enjoy the cool, soothing breeze.

  170. My tip is to have a routine. It will help your body and mind relax enough to go to sleep.

  171. Brittney House says:

    I try to limit my sugar intake close to bedtime.

  172. Sue Barney says:

    Reading a good book to relax before bedtime help me to sleep.

  173. Richard Hicks says:

    I think trying to wind down several hours before hitting the sack is important. Even taking a warm relaxing bath helps out.

  174. A good tip is not too eat late and don’t drink any caffine close to night time.

  175. Rebecca Lock says:

    I try to avoid caffeine for at least 4 hours before bedtime.

  176. Leslie Stanziani says:

    I try to unwind by reading for half an hour before bed.I also like a fan on for white noise.

  177. Laurie Emerson says:

    I like to take a warm bubble bath about a half hour before I go to sleep to help unwind. I also like to keep the bedroom as dark as possible.

  178. Lisa Garner says:

    I work nights and sleep during the day. My tip are have sun blocking blinds to create a darker atmosphere.

  179. Dawn Monroe says:

    My tip is to keep to a schedule, turn off the tv and drink something calming.

  180. mizztara71 says:

    I don’t drink caffeine before bed and I stop watching tv when I get ready to lay down. (Tara Woods)

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