17 Proven Tips to Sleep Better at NightResearch shows that poor sleep has immediate negative effects on your hormones, exercise performance, and brain function (1Trusted Source, 2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source).
It can also cause weight gain and increase disease risk in both adults and children (5Trusted Source, 6Trusted Source, 7Trusted Source).
In contrast, good sleep can help you eat less, exercise better, and be healthier (2Trusted Source, 8Trusted Source, 9Trusted Source, 10Trusted Source).
Over the past few decades, both sleep quality and quantity has declined. In fact, many people regularly get poor sleep (11Trusted Source, 12Trusted Source).
If you want to optimize your health or lose weight, getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do.
Here are 17 evidence-based tips to sleep better at night
InsomniaInsomnia means you have an ongoing problem sleeping. It usually gets better by changing your sleeping habits.
Dreaming reality : how dreaming keeps us sane or can drive us mad by Joe Griffin & Ivan Tyrrell.Until now, why we dream has remained a mystery to science. But, by piecing together the most recent scientific findings and psychological understandings, and adding groundbreaking discoveries of his own, Joe Griffin has revealed what turns out to be a strikingly simple and satisfying explanation for why we dream and why the content of our dreams is so very often bizarre. He and co-author Ivan Tyrrell convincingly show that dreaming is vital for mental health (even though remembering dreams is not) and that the sleep state we associate with dreaming (the REM state) also has crucial importance when we are awake
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 154.63 GRI
Publication Date: 2006
Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way by Nancy Liebler; Sandra MossAyurveda is the world′s oldest system of natural medicine, originating in India thousands of years ago. Yoga, now practiced by tens of millions of Americans, is derived from it. This unique book reveals the ancient yet ultramodern Ayurvedic perspective on depression. Filled with time-tested techniques to untangle the root of depression, it offers a holistic approach that includes wisdom on yoga, breathing techniques, meditation, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle, and spirituality. Nancy Liebler, PhD (Bloomfield Hills, MI), is a clinical psychologist, professor, and lecturer. Liebler is on the board of the David Lynch Foundation and has spearheaded conferences for Stress-Free Schools. Sandra Moss, MSPH (Ann Arbor, MI), is an Ayurvedic practitioner in private practice. An active researcher and writer, Moss lectures and consults throughout the country.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.852706 LIE
Publication Date: 2009-04-06
How to cope successfully with sleeping well : the drug-free away by Beth MacEoinGood, restful, sleep is an important part of your total health, sufferers from sleep problems would give a lot for a good night's rest. There is no uniform pattern to sleep problems, a great deal depends on an individual's make-up. A poor night's sleep is often due to the fast, stressful pace of life that has now become normal, positive steps to manage stress need to be developed or a tense, wound-up state of mind results. Sleep problems include difficulties in switching off, frequent waking and a sense of being unrefreshed on waking. Other contributory factors include over-reliance on caffeine, alcohol or chemical sedatives to help us unwind. Bad working habits play a large part in preventing sound sleep. These can slowly creep up on us until they reach a problematic level before we realise that something must be done to rectify the situation. Why are we surprised that we find it difficult to switch off when trying to sleep? This book contains positive strategies to solve these problems and break the negative cycle. The major systems of alternative medicine included in this book have a different perspective to conventional medicine on the issue of sleep problems
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.84982 MAC