Saturday, April 22, 2006

Beat insomnia with only slight changes in your lifestyle

Here is an article about experimenting with various lifestyle changes to overcome insomnia without relying on drugs.

The first example in the article is about a woman who, at the suggestion of a friend, cut out coffee in the afternoon. As soon as she did, she started sleeping like a baby.

As a way to reduce your caffeine intake, switching to green tea is a healthy alternative to going cold turkey. Not only does green tea have only about one-third to one-quarter the caffeine of coffee, but the antioxidants in green tea slow the body's uptake of caffeine. This assures a more constant level of caffeine in the bloodstream, avoiding the jolt-and-crash changes associated with coffee.

—Mellow Monk

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