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How To Get Better Sleep

When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, there is no “miracle pill.” There is, however, a simple, low-cost “tool” that can significantly improve your sleep quality and quantity. This tool is a little pill called chamomile.

When the symptoms of sleep deprivation aren’t getting better anytime soon, you need to stop what you’re doing and get a good night’s rest. But the symptoms don’t come by themselves. And with enough effort you can change that, right along with your other symptoms. To get better sleep, you don’t have to be a master at pills, but you do need to be a master at sleeping and understanding what you can do to improve your sleep.

The first thing you need to get a good night’s sleep is to be aware of the situation. How many nights do you get up and go to sleep without much sleep in between? Sleep deprivation is a chronic condition, so you need to start being aware of how often you can expect to have a good night’s sleep. Here’s a useful tool to help: the Healthy Sleep Hour.

In other words, you probably need to understand something like this: there are days when you can’t go to bed at 7 PM because you’re too close to work and your alarm goes off at 7AM. That means that it’s 8 PM by bedtime, meaning that you’re about 9 hours or so past where you should be. On the other hand, there are days where you get too much sleep and wake up feeling great. That means it’s already 6 o’clock by bedtime, meaning that you can probably stay up and fall asleep at 6:30 PM without feeling drowsy. In fact, it could even get to 7 or 7:30 PM. There are, in other words, days when you’ll need to get up at 5AM to make it by before work and times when you won’t have to get up at 8PM because you’re so good all other places. So it makes sense that if you get up too early the day before, you will have to stay up too late in the day. On the other hand, if you get up a little too late for work the day before, you won’t have to stay up until 10, and it’s not unreasonable to expect sleep at around time.

Now that you understand a little bit more about the cycle of sleep deprivation that is prevalent in American society, you are ready to learn something new! If you go on about for a day or two without getting a good night’s sleep and then have a good night’s sleep, keep your bedtime at 2 AM or 3 AM for a week or so. Just don’t go to sleep until 2 AM when you’re rested enough.

After several failed attempts with getting a good sleep, we put our faith in another pill.

Chamomile is the flower with the most important part not in the leaf, but in the seed. It’s used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a wide range of ailments from heart disease to skin problems to depression. It’s also known for a variety of other uses and has a multitude of uses in the kitchen. We used only real ingredients in this recipe, as the ingredients of a lot of other chamomile are potentially harmful when taken in high doses. The first thing you’ll want to try, however, is the infusion of the dried seed. It’s an easy way to use up any excess chamomile.

Chamomile Infusion

(for each tea cup of water, add 2 tablespoons chamomile seeds to a gallon of boiling water and allow the solution to steep for about 30 minutes.) Start the day with 5 tablespoons dried chamomile and 5 tablespoons of water, then wait for the chamomile to soften up as you do this.