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Tired of insomnia? Fortunately, there are alternatives to counting sheep to help you get a healthy night’s sleep. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.
|Try some carbs before bed||Doctors will sometimes recommend eating a slice of bread or some crackers before bedtime, which may reduce anxiety and promote sleep.|
|Cut the caffeine||Stop drinking coffee and tea, and avoid other caffeinated products to avoid night-time restlessness.|
|Uncover allergies||Food allergy may also contribute to insomnia. Work with a knowledgeable practitioner to discover potential sensitivities.|
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The information presented by Healthnotes is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. Self-treatment is not recommended for life-threatening conditions that require medical treatment under a doctor's care. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.