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Having Problems Sleeping at Night - Not Anymore With These Tips

Having Problems Sleeping at Night? Not Anymore With These Tips!

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After a long tiring day of work, a good night’s sleep is what you’ll look forward to the most. But what if the Sandman forgot to visit your home and you have trouble getting a shut eye? What will you do?

Sleeping disorder is a matter that you should take seriously. In case you didn’t know, research shows that poor sleep at night has detrimental effects on your brain function, exercise performance and hormones. Not only that, but it can also cause weight gain and an increased risk of disease for both adults and children.

Therefore, having enough and good sleep can help you exercise better, perform tasks more efficiently, and control your diet. That’s why if you experience trouble sleeping, you should take note of some things.

 

Here are some useful tips for home remedies for sleep:

 

Set a sleeping schedule and stick with it–no matter what.

Going to and getting out of bed at the same time every day can help set your body’s internal clock and improve the quality of your sleep. Pick a time when you usually feel tired, so you can easily commit and observe this habit.

 

Stop taking caffeine after 2 PM.

Yes, that means no coffee, no tea, and no soda. Although caffeine provides some benefits– it stimulates your mind and enhances your focus—it will stay in your system for about 8 hours. Therefore, having caffeine inside you after 2 PM will make it harder for you to sleep at night.

 

Exercise at the right time.

Exercising can optimize the quality and length of sleep, but note that it shouldn’t be done within 4 hours before you sleep. At least 30 minutes of cardio exercise keeps your body temperature elevated for 4 hours. When your body is about to cool down, it alerts your brain to release melatonin, which will make you feel drowsy and ready for bed.

 

Check your medications.

If you are taking medications, either for chronic conditions or otherwise, it’s better to review them, in case it might have sleep-related side effects. Beta-blockers, for example, are prescribed for people with high blood pressure and typically cause them insomnia. List down all drugs and supplements you take and consult your doctor on how they affect your sleeping cycle.

 

Nibble on some cheese crackers and finish off with milk.

Contrary to popular belief, it can be perfectly alright to eat something before you go to sleep. Sometimes, it even helps you get better sleep. For your nighttime nosh, go for snacks that combine both carbohydrates and protein that contains tryptophan. An excellent choice will be cheese crackers and a glass of milk! You’ll be amazed how easy you’ll drowse off to sleep!

 

Regulate your light exposure.

In the morning, get exposed to as much sunlight as you can and let natural light into your home or workspace as possible. Then when night time comes, avoid bright screens at about one to two hours before your bedtime. The blue light being emitted by your gadgets is disruptive. Also, keep your room dark when you sleep!

And there you have it! Follow these tips whenever you find yourself in the middle of the ‘I-can’t-go-to-sleep’ situation. Say goodbye to your worries and hello dreamland! All these brought to you by Oasis Natural Cleaning!

Don't Worry, Be Happy in L.A. Traffic With These Stress-Free Tips

Don’t Worry, Be Happy in L.A. Traffic With These Stress-Free Tips!

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One minute, you’re driving in the streets of Los Angeles while singing to the tune of Cruisin’ with your favorite burrito or person when suddenly… you’re not cruising anymore. Traffic jams can take you out unguarded and ruin your mood, not to mention your entire day.

In L.A., traffic congestion has already been part of one’s everyday life, right? From the endless photos, social media rants, movie car chases, and true-to-life suspect pursuits broadcasted through a helicopter on the 5 p.m. news, driving in Los Angeles traffic is nearly inevitable.

As they say, if you can’t beat them, join them! Avoid getting stressed out and giving in to road rage by knowing the best time to drive in L.A. traffic. How do you say?

Here are some useful tips to get you through your congested commute!


Choose the right playlist.

Desperate times call for drastic measures–and we mean music. Listening to tunes can help you fight building stress back. But it’s not enough to play any music available. You need to pick the right kind.

There was a survey conducted that concluded that those drivers who listen to hip-hop, rock or heavy metal were more likely to get involved in traffic accidents. Not only that, but it can also increase your stress feels even more.  

Therefore you should listen to tracks that are softer and more soothing like light retro music, and gentle, slow-paced, instrumental songs. You can search for and download playlists on Spotify or iTunes that will fit your taste. So go ahead and sing your stress away!

Have food and drinks near you.

PAUSE for a minute there! Before anything else, it’s important to point out that even though not illegal, eating and drinking while driving can have legal consequences. If it is proved that your actions pose a danger to other people, you could be fined.

So given that thought, make sure that your travel is a happier experience by keeping some snacks near you. This comes in handy when you find yourself trapped in a traffic jam. By having something to chew on while you wait for it to decongest, you’ll feel a whole lot better. We mean, it’s food! Who wouldn’t feel better after eating?

Relax your mind and breathe–a lot.

It’s a typical reaction to get a bit pissed off when you get caught in traffic, especially if you’re late for work or an essential appointment. Despite that, it’s still better to take deep breaths, clear your mind and relax.

Also, take note that meditation helps to reduce stress. But of course, you can’t completely zone out while you’re in the middle of the road. Just pay extra attention to anything around you, and be aware of your breathing. Don’t forget that if the cars start moving, refocus back to driving.

Use an air freshener.

Studies are showing that lavender can help ease anxiety and reduce blood pressure, therefore can calm you down when you get congested in traffic. So what are you waiting for? Plug in an air freshener now to lighten up both your mood and the smell of the car!

Stay chill.

Remember that it’s useless to rant out or blame the cops, traffic signals, public transport vehicles, roads under construction and narrow paths when you’re stuck in heavy traffic. It will only take out a lot of energy from you.

Instead, try to act like a calm mom in the midst of bickering children. You can’t change things, get rid of the congestion or fly away through fighting and accusing others. So stay chill and ignore the stressful world out there.

Now, the next time you get caught up in heavy traffic, don’t take the stress out on yourself. Use these tips to be happy, and calm! And if you also want to avoid the hassle of coming home to a dirty home, call in the professionals to take care of the job!

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