How to Get A Good Night's Sleep

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A good night's sleep is the most underrated thing in the Western world. People brag about pulling all-nighters, saying we'll sleep when we're dead, believing ourselves to be invincible until we wake up one day having damaged ourselves beyond repair just by not sleeping enough. I know because I've done this, and my doctor won't let me hear the end of it. People who try to "do it all," like a homeschool mom who also works full time and runs a handful of kids' activities, small hobby farm, home renovations, etc., are prime examples, but anyone can experience periods of life where they don't get enough sleep.

Some people just don't sleep well, and there are many remedies that can be tried for this. Experts say that you should get up if you can't sleep because struggling won't help you fall asleep and only make it worse. If you're like me and worrying keeps you up, a supplement might be helpful--I take magnesium for this very reason--or even a sleep aid. There are many over the counter ones available, or you can ask your doctor what kind you should take. You can also follow some common sense tips like not viewing tech for an hour before bed, and skipping the caffeine a few hours before bedtime, too.

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