Putting attention on ourselves and our environment can help to resolve some of our personal challenges, especially sleep issues. Here are some tips and questions for you to place your attention on so you can get a good night sleep!

1. Are you waking up periodically during the night to adjust your pillow?
If so, you may want to try one of those ergonomic pillows, or you may just need a new pillow or mattress.

2. Are you waking up periodically during the night to use the restroom?
A quick fix for many of my clients - cut off liquids by 7:00PM, (caffeine by 4 and limit it to 2 cups per day). However, there could be a more serious medical issue going on. If you don’t think you are experiencing the need for elimination in the middle of the night due to liquids, you may need to seek the help of your health practitioner.

3. Do you need to get your neck checked!
Another culprit to waking up at odd hours of the night is an nderlying thyroid issue. I recommend www.thyroflex.com a non evasive way to test thyroid, more accurate than blood work in most cases.

4. Turn off TV, I would even go so far as to say, take the TV out of your bedroom!
This is your space for sleep and you should keep it peaceful. Falling to sleep with all those electronic magnetic fields flying across the room will not help optimal achieve sleep.

5. What is it you have not addressed?
Is there something or someone bothering you? Get it off your mind. Either talk about it or let it go, but don’t bring it to bed with you!

6. Who is in your bed besides you?
I recently found myself tightly squeezed between my cat and my toddler. It allowed no room for movement. For about 2 weeks I could not achieve good sleep. My 2 year old got priority over my cat, but my cat got a nice new comfy bed that is outside of my room.

7. Beautify your room.
A few years back a friend of mind suggested we “beautiful our bedrooms”. We had a blast. You can do it too, get rid of clutter, check what section of Feng Shui your bedroom is in and add the right colors, elements and enjoy!

I hope you find this useful. Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite!

Renay Matthews

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