Norwalk, Conn. (PRWEB) June 2, 2008
The day is over, the body feels tired, the bed is comfortable, and yet it's hard for some people to fall asleep. Others wake up in the middle of the night or too early in the morning, and it's also difficult -- or impossible -- to fall back asleep. What to do? Simply You (SM), a membership discount savings program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC that provides members with savings on items to help them improve their quality of life, knows that one very important element in living a better life is good sleeping habits.
According to a recent poll by the National Sleep Foundation, the majority of American adults experience sleep problems. However, few are aware of the effects of these problems, the benefits of appropriate sleep, and methods to prevent and manage sleep issues. Luckily, as SimplyYou reports, implementing simple lifestyle changes can improve the symptoms of mild to moderate insomnia without any prescriptions or intensive medical treatments.
Here are some of the most effective and natural tips for dreaming away all through the night, brought by AP9 Simply You:
-- Night rites. Do something to calm down and get into a resting mood. Take a hot bath, drink hot milk or decaffeinated tea before going to bed, or read something while in bed. Activities like these, done every day around the same time, can cue the body to settle down.
-- Seven nights a week. Keeping a regular sleeping schedule will help the body set its body clock and expect sleep around a certain time every day. Aim to go to bed at or around the same time each night, and wake up at the same time each morning, even on weekends.
-- Healthy living. Heavy smokers and heavy drinkers often suffer sleep disorders of different kinds. Try to exercise (especially aerobic activities) and eat healthy. Exercise stimulates the body, increases the amount of oxygen that reaches the blood, and produces chemical reactions that, at the end of the day, make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
-- Eating right. Sleep-friendly food helps the body relax and fall asleep in a natural way. Of course, eating right has to be combined with other healthy habits, but ingesting the right food can help those with sleep difficulties. Sleep-friendly foods include: halibut, tuna, eggs, artichokes, asparagus, pumpkin, potatoes, avocados, almonds, walnuts, apricots, peaches, oats, bananas and buckwheat, among others.
-- Slumber chamber. The bedroom should primarily be a place for sleeping. If the mattress isn't comfortable enough, try different ones until the right one is found. Make sure the room is a relaxing place, and keep it well-ventilated, with a consistent temperature.
Sleep isn't merely a "time-out" from our busy schedules; it's an essential element for good health, mental and emotional functioning, and safety. To save on other vital elements of a good life, members use the benefits of Simply You.
Simply You is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in membership programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at SimplyYou123.com. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as Simply You.
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