Can’t Sleep? Before You Reach for Meds . . .

Can’t Sleep? Before You Reach for Meds . . .

by Sarah on December 8, 2008

Everyone has experienced that restless night of tossing and turning. You just can’t quiet your mind as the hours on the clock creep forward, and the burning realization that you’re not getting any sleep tonight, and the toll it’s going to take on you tomorrow, isn’t exactly a lullaby.

Fortunately, we live in the 21st century, so some might turn to the 21st century solution called sleeping pills. But wait a minute; you may not want to, and as it turns out, you don’t need to either.

A little bird told me this health secret, and I just had to pass along. You can actually induce sleep using a method that’s as safe as counting sheep, but more reliable and grounded in science!

It’s simple – Just drink a tall glass of water. Ahhhhh. Then, lick some salt like you’re about to shoot tequila, and let it dissolve on your tongue. Don’t drink anymore water! This is important, even though you may not care for the lingering salty taste. Don’t try to wash it down.

Instead, get ready for bed. Because this works, and just like any sleeping med you want to be ready to devote a full night’s rest upon taking.

How does it work? It’s a two-prong approach: the water flushes your system and readjusts electrical impulses in your body to turn on absorption (because water is not digested, rather it’s absorbed into the body immediately).

The salt then creates an ionic charge in your body (when dissolved on your tongue, it goes directly to your brain) that automatically shuts it down.

And that’s it! Sweet puppy dreams, everyone.

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