Dr Oz Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
When I finally get ready for bed at night, I can’t wait to snuggle down in those sheets and shut my eyes. All day long, I think about the cozy spot I have waiting for me back at home. It’s probably better that I just want to lay in bed because I love being cozy rather than being tired all day long.
Dr Oz said that getting sleep is essential for good health. Do you wake up feeling exhausted? It important to remember that the quality of your sleep is more important that the quantity. You want a balance of good sleep and enough sleep. Napping can actually hurt you more than help you.
If you don’t get a good night’s sleep, then you might want to try some of these remedies.
Dr Oz: What Keeps You Awake At Night?
Oh the list of sleep deterring factors could go on forever. You can’t stay asleep because it’s hot or your spouse sounds like a lawn mower.
Dr Michael Breus said that it’s normal to wake up a few times a night, and you shouldn’t sweat it. When you are having anxiety over missing sleep, that’s when you should seek help.
Dr Oz: Neti Pots & Nasal Strips Sleep Aid
A tip straight from Dr Michael Breus to get a better night’s sleep is to “decongest for better rest.” You should try out nasal strips to keep your nasal passages open and clear.
If you don’t like wearing the strips to sleep, try a neti pot or saline nasal rinse. Follow the directions on the product, use the right kind of water, and clean it before and after use!
Dr Oz: Magnolia Bark Sleep Aid
An ancient Chinese remedy for curbing your anxiety is Magnolia Bark. Taking a 30mg dose of Magnolia Bark every night for about 6 weeks can help you get into a sleep routine. Don’t take this with alcohol or other sleep aids, warns Dr Oz and Dr Breus.
Dr Oz: Caffeine Overdose & Alcohol Break Sleep Cycles
Another factor that’s keeping you awake at night is caffeine. The caffeine continues to work in your body for 10 hours after the last sip. Having a late afternoon coffee can, and probably will, keep you up at night. Dr Oz suggested using an energy drink instead or switch to decaf.
Alcohol before bed will dehydrate you and have you waking up to use the bathroom multiple times a night. The dehydration leaves you with a hangover. So try skipping the wine before bed and see if your sleep improves!