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Sleep Self Help-Three Tips to Getting a Good Nights Sleep

If you find yourself tossing and turning night after night instead of relaxing and sleeping, you are not alone. Almost one-quarter of people in the USA experience some form of insomnia.

The resulting effects on job performance and personal relationships as well as day to day life are very real and very disturbing. If you are tired of being tired these tips may help you on your way to achieving a good nights sleep.

1. Make sure the temperature in your bedroom is comfortable. Studies have shown that the ideal temperature for sleeping is between 65 and 70 degrees. A room that is too warm may cause you to wake up stuffy and be unable to fall back asleep. On the other hand, a room that is too cool will leave you shivering. Everybody has a different comfort level you may need to experiment with this to find your ideal sleeping temperature.

2. Get rid of annoyances. If you are someone who is sensitive to noise, the smallest of noises will disturb you. (I know I am one of those people.) The best way to combat annoying noise is to block it with white noise. There are devices available just for this purpose, but many people find that a fan running in the bedroom makes just enough sound to mask annoying noises.

3. Establish a bedtime and a wake-up time. Even though it sounds somewhat strange when you are having trouble sleeping, it is important to be consistent in the time you go to bed and the time you get up. Initially, you may not be able to go to sleep, but you should still try to go to sleep at the same time each night. The same with your wake up time. You may be really tired and will probably want to continue sleeping, but you need to get up anyway. By setting and keeping a consistent schedule, you will train your body to help you sleep.

Helping yourself overcome insomnia is often a game of trial and error. What works for one person may not work for you, but there are many things you can try that will help. The trick is to keep trying to find what works for you.

Stop Smoking Shot

Giving Feels Better Then Receiving

There are a few clinics popping up around the United States that specialize in the stop smoking shot. It sounds too good to be true – a shot to quit smoking, but many users are convinced that the shot is truly a miracle.

Giving Feels Better Then Receiving

The SMART shot, a combination of two drugs called Scopolamine (used in the sea sickness pill) and Atarax (an antihistamine), helps block nicotine from being picked up by the nicotine receptors in the brain. This can help ease the common withdrawal symptoms many people experience when quitting smoking.

The original stop smoking shot used atropine, which could make people experience tachycardia, or rapid heart rate. It also contained Thorazine, which is an anti-psychotic drug! The new shot works quite differently, and unlike the old shot, it only requires one shot instead of three. (The original required two shots behind the ear and one in the buttocks.)

Giving Feels Better Then Receiving

Two of the most popular clinics that use the new shot are in Atlanta, Georgia and Tampa, Florida. Other clinics are opening up around the country, but as of now those are the two busiest clinics.

A shot is a good solution for people who have tried to stop smoking through various methods and haven’t been able to, or don’t have the discipline to use other methods. Since the shot doesn’t require you to remember to use certain aids, it can help you even if you can’t remember to use patches, pills, or gum.

Giving Feels Better Then Receiving

Another type of shot called QUIT 1-2-3 has also made it onto the market. It’s a bit different than the SMART shot, treating the psychological aspects of smoking rather than just the physical symptoms.

Both types of stop smoking shot require administration by a medical professional, so you’ll have to visit a clinic to get it. I recommend looking for a reputable clinic, because you want to be sure you’re getting the real thing and not a placebo or something that could potentially be harmful.