Just Can’t Wind Down for a Good Night’s Sleep?

12 Tips I’ve found to do the trick

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  1. Pray for peace and calm.

2. Turn-off and shut down your electronics at least 30-minutes before bedtime.

3. Reading can create a calming effect. So, why not read an interesting paperback book (again, no kindles or e-books).

4. Think calming thoughts.

5. Place a portable mini clip-on for books or LED lamp to Eyeglasses

6. Place a small fountain with flowing water on your nightstand.

7. Or, you can add a white noise machine in your bedroom.

8. Lower your bedroom temperature. Thank goodness, I have a ceiling fan in my bedroom.

9. Exercise early, not at bedtime. I try to finish my exercises an hour before — no later.

10. Avoid going to bed on a full, bloated stomach.

11. Play soft, instrumental music — no lyrics.

12. AND don’t forget your comfy pillow.


These are tried-and-true methods I’ve employed.

Depending on my day, I may have to use several of these tips.

Sometimes, though, I don’t use any — as soon as my head hits the pillow, I’m asleep.

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