Sounds to help you sleep

If you are having problems falling asleep perhaps you would benefit from a sound machine or some soft music – sounds to help your sleep. These are just a few tips you might get from a medical professional.

Sleep medicine is now a medical specialty. Doctors who specialize in sleep medicine help people who are unable to sleep or have problems falling asleep. Sleep doctors are able to find and treat both common and rare sleep disorders.

Sleep hygiene consists of basic habits and tips that help you develop a pattern of healthy sleep. There are also easy ways to make your bed and your bedroom more comfortable. The most important way to change bad habits into good sleep habits is to create an optima sleep environment. Make sure your bed is comfortable for you.

My sure your bedroom remains a place for sleeping. Don’t use your bed for an office. Help your body know that this is a place for rest or intimacy. So take the television out as well as the computer and don’t keep your home office in the bedroom. Have a bedroom that is well ventilated and with a temperature exactly what you prefer. I prefer my bedroom to be cold.

If you have a problem with outside noise, a fan or a “white noise” machine can help block it out. In fact, the white noise machine offer not just white noise but the sounds of waterfalls, rain on a tin roof, the sounds in the rain forest as well as the beating of a heart to help with a baby’s sleep. Gentle, slow music is another remedy that can help to improve sleep without medication.

Hide your clock. Place your clock so you can’t see the time when you are in bed. It will only stress you out more if you are having trouble falling asleep and can see what the time is.

If you are having trouble sleeping at night it doesn’t help if you take a nap during the day. If you are feeling especially tired and feel as if you must nap, be sure to sleep for less than thirty minutes and make it early in the day.

Avoid drinking caffeinated or alcoholic beverages for several hours before bedtime. In fact, a healthy lifestyle change is to stop drinking caffeinated drinks or alcohol completely.

Nicotine is a stimulant and can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Besides smoking is just bad for your health anyway, so make a serious decision to quit smoking permanently.

But try the natural sound machine or music first as this is a just a good sleep habit to develop. I have used it for 15 years and can’t fall asleep now without the sound of a summer rain shower.

Sleeping machines with sounds to help you sleep is really a marvel of new technology. You can get ones that have all the rain sounds or waterfalls, included with AM/FM radio, coupled with a CD player for your relaxation techniques. When I worked the night shift, I began using one to block out daytime sounds, and 15 years later, I am still using it. In fact, can’t go to sleep with out it. I highly recommend for you to add one of these machines to your sleep environment.