How to get a good night sleep.

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  1. debfrench profile image56
    debfrenchposted 11 years ago

    How to get a good night sleep.

    What to take and eat to sleep good at night and all night. And what is good to drink and eat to put on your wieght and will it take awhile to eat and sleep better

  2. SAM ELDER profile image53
    SAM ELDERposted 11 years ago

    Hmm... I think a glass of red wine is always relaxing before sleep.

  3. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 11 years ago

    Things with tryptophan in them such as turkey are good choices. Some people prefer warm milk or hot cocoa. I prefer avoiding eating or drinking within three hours of bedtime and look to habits or sleep hygiene as some doctors call it. I have found that getting vigorous exercise helps me sleep better, the days where I am sedentary tend to be times when my insomnia is the worst. Because of this, I make it a priority to get exercise or at least get up off my duff as much as possible. Also, having relaxing sounds or scenery can be helpful. Having a waterfall/fountain may help lull you to sleep or looking at an aquarium so long as all other lights are off in the room and the aquarium lights aren't extremely bright.

    1. debfrench profile image56
      debfrenchposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the help. I'll try that. I hope this works

  4. profile image0
    lesliebyarsposted 11 years ago

    I use a fan to help me sleep at night. A cheap box fan turned on high drowns out all excess noise.

  5. Blond Logic profile image92
    Blond Logicposted 11 years ago

    A good day's work, a clear conscience and passion fruit juice.

  6. Shivana profile image60
    Shivanaposted 11 years ago

    Working out a few hours before you sleep or even just during the day helps get rid of excess energy. Also a warm shower. Generally I'll eat something very light an hour or so before I sleep like some cereal and milk.

  7. msshandriaball profile image76
    msshandriaballposted 11 years ago

    Try  a melatonin it helps me fall asleep.

    1. debfrench profile image56
      debfrenchposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the help. . I do take it just 3mg. 1/2 before bed but some times it gives me the runs. how much do you take and when? Do you take it every night? How long have you taking it for ?

  8. zsobig profile image82
    zsobigposted 11 years ago

    Dear debfrench, please allow me to give you the direct link to one of my popular hubs that will completely answer your question above: … ghts-sleep
    I hope you will like all the tips and will find them useful smile.

  9. stars439 profile image60
    stars439posted 11 years ago

    Good question : Have positive thoughts before you sleep. Don't worry about you're job. All you can do in any job is you're best. Try not to let matters worry you. Sleep is a time , for you're rest. You cannot control things by worrying about matters.

    God Bless

  10. Diana Lee profile image80
    Diana Leeposted 11 years ago

    Sticking with a regular bedtime helps your body get use to a routine to sleep. A dark room with no outside noise to distract you helps.  I sleep with a fan humming softly to drown out other sounds. It works great. Warm milk and a turkey sandwich could help you sleep.  There is something in turkey which has a natural sleep agent and my grandmother always claimed warm milk works.  She use to drag a tea bag through hers just for the taste, but not strong enough to bother her sleep.

    1. debfrench profile image56
      debfrenchposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the help. I'll try that

  11. John Sarkis profile image80
    John Sarkisposted 11 years ago

    Sometimes, just getting away from home helps.  Some of us have sleepless nights and try all sorts of remedies, forgetting the obvious.  If you have had problems sleeping, try getting away for the weekend, even just staying in a nearby hotel helps?...

  12. Sherry Hewins profile image93
    Sherry Hewinsposted 11 years ago

    I had this problem for years. After trying lots of the advice from sleep experts and plenty of herbal and OTC remedies, I finally resorted to Ambien. I was resistant to taking a drug to help me fall asleep, but it's made a real positive difference in my life.

  13. cebutouristspot profile image75
    cebutouristspotposted 11 years ago

    clear your mind of worries. Milk always help if not wine. Avoid spicy food. A good bath also wouldnt hurt smile

  14. EnjoyYourLife profile image60
    EnjoyYourLifeposted 11 years ago

    The first thing that I would suggest in order to (hopefully) get a good night's sleep is to de-stress a few hours before bedtime. It's actually helpful to give yourself permission to sleep well! I know this sounds strange, but it actually does work! Tell yourself it's OK to unwind and get "unplugged", if you will, from outside distractions. This is a beginning idea to consider. I'm sure you will receive many other helpful tips. Best wishes!

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    Marntzuposted 11 years ago

    I do a couple of things. about 2 hours before bed all electronics are off (computer, TV, Radio, Etc). I drink a protein shake or have something with protein in it at the same time. 1 hour before bed I drink a cup of chamomile tea and read a fictional book for a half hour. Those things combined put me out like a light.

  16. Faceless39 profile image93
    Faceless39posted 11 years ago

    Melatonin is the best thing I've found.  I wrote a hub on it, which includes a lot of information about its many very beneficial uses: … onder-Drug

  17. Neha Sadana profile image89
    Neha Sadanaposted 11 years ago

    Do wash your feet before you go to bed. It helps to relax your body and to take a sound sleep. Good luck...

    1. debfrench profile image56
      debfrenchposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'll have to try that Thanks for the help

  18. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 11 years ago

    have a glass of warm milk and some biscuits before bed. Never take tea nor coffee as these beverages kept me wide awake until 5am in the morning. No heavy meals such as meat stuff and bread.

  19. Kevin Peter profile image60
    Kevin Peterposted 11 years ago

    Have dinner one hour before you go to bed. Try to keep your mind calm. Prayers are a good solution to it. You are sure to get a good night sleep.

  20. georgialgal1984 profile image82
    georgialgal1984posted 11 years ago

    Be active and stay busy. The more you move, the more tired you will feel at night.

    1. debfrench profile image56
      debfrenchposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'll have to try that Thanks for the help.Hope it works

  21. DDE profile image43
    DDEposted 11 years ago

    An active lifestyle can make you sleep better and having a set routine  every night helps tremendously. Avoid eating after 8pm you will sleep  well


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