Drink milk. Milk contains tryptophan, an amino acid which helps induce sleep naturally. You can also try engaging in deep breathing exercises and meditation. Take a Warm Bath It's a great way to relax your body. Don't overdo it, however. You merely want to relax your body, not exhaust it. Too long in hot water and your body is drained of vitality. Use bath salts, or throw in Epsom salts and baking soda—one cup of each. These will relax you and also help remove toxins from your body.
Practice relaxation techniques that require you to lay still and concentrate on your body. Slow your breathing, relax muscles one at a time. This relaxes your body for sleep and distracts your mind so your thoughts are not all crazy as well as slowing your heart and circulation. Keep your eyes closed and try to avoid auditory stimulation like tv or music. A fan on high is actually a very good deterrent for sound.
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