Trouble Falling Asleep?

Snooze News brings you the latest drug-free sleep tips and techniques recommended by leading sleep experts.

If you like this e-zine, please do a friend and me a big favor and "pay it forwrd". If a friend did forward this to you and if you like what you read, please subscribe by visiting... Sleep can be elusive and is a matter of finding what works best for you. Below are two tips to help you fall asleep faster.

Sleep Tip #1) Jasmine Rice
A University of Sydney study showed that the study group that ate a dinner including (high glycemic) Jasmine rice 4 hours before bedtime took an average of 9 mins. to fall asleep.

The other groups that either ate the Jasmine Rice 1 hour before bedtime averaged nearly 15 minutes and the 3rd group that ate (low glycemic) long grain rice 4 hours prior to bedtime averaged nearly 18 minutes. Published in the American Journal of Clinical, February 2007

Try Jasmine rice with your next evening meal to see if you can replicate the Australian study results.

Remember to eat 4 hours before retiring... one of the many sleep tips you'll find in the BestEverSleep Ultimate Sleep Guide that is included in the BestEverSleep Kit. (Note: Jasmine rice is a high glycemic rice and should be a consideration if you are diabetic or on a low glycemic diet)  Sleep Tip #2) B12 & Melatonin
The following is an excerpt from a leading-edge book on hormones for women (Sexy Hormones, Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe M.S. and Dr. Alvin Pettle, M D.):

"Those who cannot get to sleep at night may need vitamin B12. Studies show that B12 causes an earlier release of melatonin at night, which resets the sleep-wake cycle. B12 acts directly on the pineal gland to provoke a faster release of melatonin.

Research has also shown that B12 helps you get to sleep more easily, and it sensitizes you to morning light which helps you wake up feeling refreshed. ...Melatonin is most well known for its ability to control sleep and wake cycles––it is secreted in darkness and suppressed by light ...sadly, as we age, melatonin is dramatically reduced.

Anti-aging specialists believe melatonin to be essential in slowing the aging process. Melatonin can be taken long term because you do not become dependent on it nor does your body reduce its own melatonin production."

Many other researched benefits of Melatonin will be covered in future issues of Snooze News. If you don't have trouble falling asleep but wake in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep or wake too early, that too will be covered in the future. If you can't wait, please feel free to contact me. Comment? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell me what you think!

Wishing you blissful sleeps,