Aug 12 2013

Five Unconventional Sleep Tips

Cherry Juice as a Sleep Aid

Would you ever guess that cherry juice can be a key to better sleep?


Sleep comes easy to some people and not so easy to others. If you find yourself in the unfortunate group that spends the nights counting sheep, there are plenty of tips and tricks to consider – some conventional and some that are downright surprising. Convinced you’ve tried them all?

Here are five unconventional sleep tips that could have you falling fast asleep:

Drink cherry juice – Cherry juice is a great drink to sip before going to sleep.  It’s rich in melatonin, which regulates your sleep cycle; studies show that the melatonin content in cherry juice improves and aids in sleep.

Listen to white noise – White noise is similar to the sound of rain falling against your window or the fan spinning in your room. It helps you fall asleep more easily because it drowns out the rest of the noises that can occur outside your bedroom

Take naps – Most people believe napping in the day can deter you from getting a good night’s rest, but for some people, it may just be the opposite. The ideal time for taking a nap is in the early afternoon for 20 minutes.

Learn night-time yoga stretches – Exercising in the evening may not be the best idea to get a good night’s sleep, but yoga can help sleep come faster. Yoga stretches relax and stretch out muscles and regulate your breathing pattern.

Block out all light – This might seem like a no-brainer, but even the smallest slither of light could throw off your sleep. Try wearing an eye mask if light affects the way you sleep.

Do you have an unconventional sleep tip?  Share it in the comments below!

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