eat, drink, and be merry

October 29, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Here are a few wholistic suggestions:
Do not sleep on your back – sleep on your RIGHT side – this is healthier for your heart and you won’t snore which is disrupting your sleep.
Do not eat protein before you go to bed. I could not figure out why I had trouble sleeping when I was doing the Atkins’ diet which is mostly protein. Then I read that the body needs carbs to make serotonin during the day and melatonin at night. Even though I was dropping pounds, I needed more carbs for being happier during the day and sleeping at night. Experts say not to eat after 8 PM. I find that doesn’t work for me. If I eat a light snack closer to bedtime, I sleep better. If I don’t, I shall have to get up in the middle of the night to eat something so I can sleep.

Hope this helps. I stay away from pharmaceuticals. I don’t prefer to drink, but as a last resort, I would have a scotch on the rocks. Less side effects than the sleeping pills. At least you won’t be eating or driving in your sleep like some of those pills!