Dr Oz: Sleep Countdown
What keeps you awake at night? Dr Oz wanted to get to the bottom of this epidemic, and he came up with a Sleep Countdown to help us get more rest when we head for bed at the end of the night.
By using natural products and remedies, we avoid the dependencies and side effects associated with prescription sleep products. Dr Oz said you should start your nighttime routine about an hour before bedtime for best results.
Dr Oz: Best Time To Go To Bed
Tatiana said she gets to bed around midnight most nights. Once she’s in bed, it takes about another hour for her mind to calm down so she can finally go to sleep. Dr Oz said she should switch her bedtime to 10 p.m.
The body’s natural Melatonin rhythms are designed to ferry us off to dreamland around 10:00 at night (then mine must be all out of whack). Staying awake past 10 p.m. could get your body energized again.
Dr Oz: Tired Tea & Liquid Melatonin
If you’re going to bed at 10, you should start getting ready for bed an hour before that, at 9 p.m. That’s when Dr Oz said you should drink Tired Tea, to calm your brain so you can relax and get to sleep.
Just add 4 to 5 drops of 2.5 mg Liquid Melatonin to your Chamomile Tea, and drink this an hour before you want to go to sleep.
Dr Oz: Lavender Facial
Around 9:15, it’s time to get yourself a Lavender Steam Facial. Put 10 drops of Lavender Oil in two cups of boiling water. Put a towel over your head and stick your face near the bowl to enjoy a steam facial for about one minute. The lavender scent is relaxing, and steam will help you regulate your breathing.
Dr Oz: Grobag Egg Thermometer Review
At 9:30, it’s time to cool down your bedroom. The best sleep temperature is between 65 and 68 degrees. You can keep an eye on the temperature using the Grobag Egg Digital Room Thermometer. All you have to do is glance at it, and the color will tell you the temperature.
If it’s blue, the room is too cold. If it’s red, the room is too hot. This is also great to keep on hand in a baby’s room.
Dr Oz: Muscle Relaxer Technique
At 9:45, it’s time to relax your muscles so you can slip into bed. Lie on your bed, with feet pointing at your headboard. Scoot so your butt is about 6 inches away from the wall. Stretch your hips and breathe. After you finish this stretch, it’s time to turn out the lights and slip off to sleep.