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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Induce Sweet Dreams

"Sweet dreams," we say to each other at bedtime. But do we mean to influence the quality of dreams, or are we just encouraging the other person to "Sleep well"?

Actually, there's probably not much difference. Good sleep brings sweet dreams.

So how do we induce good sleep (and the resulting dreams)?

There are lots of things you can do. Here are a few:

  • Start relaxing before bedtime. Don't go to bed keyed up. That might mean turning off the computer, or minding what you watch on TV.
  • Live a healthy life-style: exercise appropriately, eat healthy, stop smoking, and all that.
  • Check your sleep environment. How's the lighting? Temperature? Air quality? Noise factors?
  • What about your bed, bedding, pillows, etc?
  • Even room decor and usage can matter. Make your bedroom a "sleep sanctuary," not a work or study space. (You may even have to move that TV elsewhere).

Some of us (I'm one of them) are blessed with the ability to sleep soundly, anywhere, anytime. But even I notice that the sleep I get on an airplane doesn't refresh me like the sleep I get in a bed (any bed).

So check it out. Do what you need to do to sleep better, and induce those sweet, sweet dreams.

You'll be happier.

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