Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Good Night Sleep Unattainable For Moms

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A new research study revealed that sleep deprivation is more prevalent in women than men, and women are 1.4 times more likely to report insomnia than men. Nighttime restlessness include difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep including interrupted or impaired sleeping patterns for an extended period of time.

Women who were getting less than five hours of sleep at night were at higher risk for depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Your quality of sleep will effect your quality of life. Feeling inadequately rested in the morning may leave you fatigued, irritable and anxious and no amount of caffeine will restore your energy level.

A group of Swiss and French Scientist found that participants fell asleep quickly and also had deeper sleep in a hammock because of the rocking motion. 

So, if hammocks provide superior quality sleep my question is; "are individuals willing to replace the traditional ubiquitous king size four poster colonial bed with a non-conventional sleeping apparatus?"


Perhaps a Caribbean Island destination is beckoning you.

Helpful Tips  To Prepare For  A Goodnight's Sleep:
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages late in the evening
  • Avoid eating past 6:30pm
  • Avoid heavy, spicy meals at dinner
  • Avoid sugar - eating sweets before bedtime (chocolate, cookies, cake etc)
  • Try relaxing exercises, some stretching before bedtime
  • Listen to relaxing music - spa, waves, ocean
  • Sprinkle Lavender essential oil on your pillow, dab on your P.J's & behind your ears.
  • Take a relaxing candlight essential oil bath (lavender, ylang ylang, chamomile, bergamot)
  • Create a relaxing environment in the bedroom - dark room
  • Diffuse essential oils in bedroom (lavender, sage, orange essence or oils mentioned above)
  • No TV in the bedroom
  • Take magnesium and zinc before bedtime
  • Have a cup of tea - Valerian and organic chamomile can help calm nervousness and restlessness.
  • Curl up in bed with a good read - something uplifting, romantic, inspirational.

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