I have trouble getting to sleep early enough at night to get my needed sleep, so I take a melatonin supplement 20 minutes before I need to go to sleep. Helps me fall asleep faster and stay asleep, and it is non-addictive
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Sleeping consistently is one of the BEST things you can do to help weightloss
Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety, Depression and other things that can upset sleep regimens can seriously halt your weight loss success. Using a sleep mask ($4 at walmart) and also some over the counter melatonin ($7 at walmart) will help when insomnia is bad or you are a day sleeper and can't rest. It is safer than sleeping pills since it is a natural element in your normal system and you won't have that groggy feeling when you wake up.
It is important to sleep in a dark room. Your biological clock is controlled by light and dark signals. If your sleep is disrupted by light, then your melatonin levels will decrease and you will not wake up well rested.
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