Monday, July 9, 2007

Have Trouble Falling Asleep?

I've heard from several women who seem to have trouble falling asleep at night. While skimming over a magazine, I came across an article, "Sleep Like a Baby-Tonight" by Rachel Grumman. Here are some tips she has for you:

Up and Moving - Try waking up at the same time, even on the weekends.

If you Snooze - Well, if I snooze I always wake up, have to run around like crazy, and end up late! So no snoozing! She suggests when your clock goes off.....walk around, don't lay back down!

Eat Breakfast - Skipping meals causes your blood sugar to drop leaving you feeling sluggish! Too bad your children aren't sluggish have to keep up with them! Eat good meals!

Snack Well Midmorning-Have string cheese, apple, or low-fat peanut butter on whole-wheat bread. This will keep your blood sugar from dropping again!

Caffeine Intake -Have your last cup of caffeine not much later after noon. Apparently, 50 percent of consumed caffeine will still be in your blood system after 6 hours! No wonder you can't sleep! (Note: Caffeine affects women differently. Doesn't bother me, but it might you).

Eat Lunch - "Eat energizing foods, like a sandwich with lean chicken, or tofu tossed in a salad. Avoid high-fat and high-carbohydrate dishes like pasta (oops!) - they'll make you sleepy as your body works overtime to digest them."

More Next time!


Tammy said...

Ooh, I know better than to drink anything with caffeine in it past lunch! Seriously, I'll lay awake at night for hours if I have iced tea at dinner!

It's crazy! Thanks for the helpful ideas.

Anna S said...

Carbohydrates should make about 45%-65% (roughly one half) of our daily energy intake. Both bread and pasta (and various cereals) are carbohydrates; the problem with carbs is that when we eat them, our blood sugar rises and then drops. To prevent that, you should have fiber with your carbs. Whole-grain bread, pasta or cereals are preferable.

Daughter of the King said...


IF you can't sleep....
Don't count sheep....