We've all been there. You go to bed right on time, knowing the alarm will jar you awake 8 hours later. You've got a big presentation in the morning. Or your grad school interview is the next day. Or you just know the baby will be waking you soon. So it's critical that you fall asleep - now.
But the clock tick-tick-ticks by and your brain is buzzing. Times passes. Then more time passes. You try not to look at the clock, but you can't take the suspense, and when you finally do look, it's been two hours, and you're still wide awake. Now panic sets in. What if you can't sleep at all? What if you'll have to get through the whole next day on zero sleep? Freaking out only makes it worse.
So you count sheep. You read a book for a while. Nothing helps. So what do you do?
Here are some natural tips to help you snooze peacefully through the night.
Here's to a good healthy snooze!
What about you? What natural insomnia remedies work for you?
Lissa Rankin, MD: Founder of OwningPink.com, motivational speaker, and author of What's Up Down There? Questions You'd Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend and Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide To Creating Fine Art With Wax.
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