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How To+Treat+Insomnia+Naturally:+

Dim the lights an hour or two before bedtime to allow your body to increase natural melatonin. Use window treatments to darken the room or wear a sleep mask. Establish regular sleep-wake cycles, even on weekends. Reduce the noise level around you and turn off the TV at least an hour before bedtime. Reserve your bedroom for sleeping and making love. Make your bed a sanctuary. Splurge on high thread count cotton sheets, a down comforter, a favorite pillow, or an extra luxe mattress, like Tempur-Pedic. Surround your bed with flowers and candles. Eliminate or reduce caffeine, especially in the afternoon or evening. Increase light exposure during the day to promote healthy melatonin balance. Have sex or masturbate before bed. Use breathing and relaxation exercises, such as guided imagery CDs. Shut your brain off at night. Don’t work, watch stimulating shows, or engage in though...

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