- Create a restful place to sleep
Remove or block noise, light, and other distractions, and make sure your mattress is comfortable for you
- Cut coffee and other stimulants
Eliminate or cut down on drinks and foods that have caffeine, ephedra, or pseudoephedrine; work with your doctor to find alternatives if you take medication with any of these ingredients
- Learn to relax
Relaxation tapes and other self-help tools or a counselor experienced in treating insomnia can help you let go of tension
- Check out valerian
To fall asleep quicker and enjoy deeper sleep quality, take 300 to 600 mg of a concentrated root extract 30 minutes before bedtime, with or without other relaxing herbs such as lemon balm and passion flower
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