Healthy sleep patterns

by Herbs, Etc.

Young woman sleeping on a bed 

If you’re not sleeping well, don’t despair. Simple lifestyle adjustments, nutrients and herbs can turn the situation around.

As a first step, if you are taking prescription medications, check with your healthcare practitioner to determine whether they may be contributing to your problem. For instance, some drugs interfere with magnesium absorption, a key nutrient for restful sleep.

Set the stage for restful sleep. Avoid distressing or stimulating input from the computer or TV.

Slow down body and mind by keeping your bedroom dark and cool (60–70 degrees).

Set aside worries; you can act on your concerns tomorrow. Journal writing is a great way to unwind your mind by processing the day’s events.

Don’t lose sleep over losing sleep! Pick up a book and read until you’re sleepy again.