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Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 12:52
Does anyone have any ideas for falling alseep naturally. I find no matter how little I eat if i do not get a goods night sleep I can not lose a single pound.

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Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 13:38
Have you tried the obvious? No tea or coffee in the evening, smallish dinner but don't go to bed hungry. Milk, cheese or celery are supposed to be beneficial. You could try valerian or hops tablets. Don't watch telly right until bedtime.

If it is worry that keeps you awake, I can recommend the book "The power of now" by Eckhart Tolle. It is about living in the moment and not worrying about the past or future. It has helped me to sleep better.

Good luck Smile

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Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 14:09
Take a hot shower before bed. The water evaporating off your skin as you cool down naturally calms your body into sleep. Extra Sleepytime Tea also works for me most of the time, but that may be mental. Sometimes just the act of sitting down and drinking tea is enough to bore me to sleep Wink

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Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 14:51
Exercise at any time during the day usually will help me fall asleep that night. Also, even when I don't feel tired, I get in bed anyways and I force myself to think happy thoughts instead of rehashing the stresses of the day. My favorite tactics are: imagining what I would do if I won the lottery; thinking about what I will look like and the things I will do when I reach my goal weight. And if all else fails, a glass of red wine will put me to sleep but I don't like drinking calories, hehe.

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Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 21:56
You may be magnesium deficient. Try a magnesium supplement before bed. Knocks me right out. Here are some other ideas:

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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 06:10
One trick that has worked for me is finding a really boring book to read in bed. Usually a few pages is enough to relax the mind and help you drift off.
Or check around the net and see what kind of natural suppliments you can take that may help.

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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 06:12
I do 2-3 hours on my exercise bike every night That seems to work Smile

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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 13:07
Some things I learned in a Korean yoga class. 1) count your breaths 1 in, 1 out, 2 in, 2 out. Breathe naturally and if you lose your count you have to start over. 2) while lying on your back put your heels together and click your big toes together 300 times. This really works but only if my DH isn't home otherwise I'm afraid it would wake him. 3) lying on your back slowly rock your legs in and out. All sounds silly but you might want to try it. Smile

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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 13:09
Oh yes and my life coach recommended Valium root supplement. I have not tried it but she is usually spot on.

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Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 13:50
At the health food store, get some lavander oil. Have a nice hot shower or bath. Afterwards, put a little smudge of lavander oil underneath your nose...

Are you snoring yet??? Wink

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