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Sleeping Without an Alarm Clock

Just like exercise, the health benefits you get every night from sleep can vary, depending on how long you remain in dreamland. Not enough sleep, and you're prone to all sorts of health issues, starting with obesity. On the other hand, too much of a good thing (more than eight hours at a time) on a regular basis can leave you vulnerable to Parkinson's disease.

One of the best ways to get the optimal sleep you need without a drug: Training your body to wake up without an alarm clock.

This interesting wikiHow page offers some interesting tips, some of which complement the techniques described in my 29 Secrets to a Good Night's Sleep manual. What follows are a few of the very practical solutions that will help you get the healthy sleep you need (click the link below for the rest).

  • Be careful about taking naps.
  • Go to bed at the same time every night.
  • Spend a few minutes before you fall asleep, using meditation or the Emotional Freedom Technique, to help you visualize when you want to wake up.

wikiHow December 12, 2006