Imagine this: it is 5:27 p.m. You are hungry after a hard day’s work and want to go home to see your family. Now you’re stuck in traffic. Frustration sets in. But you are used to it as this is a common occurrence.

So finally stroll into your house at 6:04 p.m., your 2 small children are screaming for your attention and you are also hungry. You put some frozen dinners in the microwave and you know they’re not healthy, but you also know that you just don’t have time to think about, let alone cook. After a quick dinner with Salisbury Steak, the day is far from over.

Now it’s time to do laundry, read with the kids and of course do a day’s work in the office. When do you have time to rest at night you keep telling yourself.

But every night it’s the same old story. They fall into bed after 1 a.m. and close their eyes. Your thoughts are still racing from the day that has just passed and the busy day ahead. They throw and turn around and hope that before your wake-up call at 6:00 a.m. (an annoyingly loud alarm clock

that you have had for 15 years, you can at least close your eyes a few years).

And the next day we start all over again. They are tired at work, have no time to eat, are stressed and cannot leave the vicious circle.

So what are you doing?

The first is the first: take a deep breath. You are probably stressed out if you only read this far.

To get a more restful sleep tonight, do the following:

1) Take a notebook and take 5 minutes before lying down to write freely . What you want to do is get every thought from past, present and future out of your head and on paper where it is safe. This clears the clutter from your head and makes it easier for you to rest.

2) Get a new alarm clock that gradually wakes you up with classical music. This will do wonders for your morning routine. What you want to do is set the alarm to go off 15 to 20 minutes earlier than you normally wake up. It turns on very quietly and slowly gets you out of your sleep.

3) Add some very healthy snacks to your daily routine. One of my favorites is a 2 oz bag of baby carrots. They taste good, they are good for you and they do not need any preparation time. If you are hungry at work or on the way home, try them out. Another great snack is raw almonds. Eating healthier works amazingly well so you can sleep better.

Use these 3 simple tips to enjoy a more restful sleep tonight.

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