If you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, there are many ways to correct this problem naturally without relying on sleeping pills. But if you are having trouble sleeping you should see your doctor first for a complete checkup. This will rule out any physical problems that can keep you from sleeping. Read on to discover a few natural ways to sleep better.

Melatonin is a natural sleep aid that can be purchased over the counter. Melatonin is produced in the body in small amounts. Taking a Melatonin supplement before bed has been proven to induce a more relaxing sleep. But be aware that pregnant women or those with mental disorders should not take Melatonin.

Experiment with different relaxation techniques to find the one that works the best for you. You may want to try visualization, yoga, meditation or progressive muscle relaxation. Since everyone is different, what works for someone else may not work for you. Find the one that is effective for you and use it every evening before bed to promote sleep.

Try aromatherapy, especially lavender, to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Lavender has been used for centuries as a natural sleep inducer and research is now starting to confirm it’s sedative properties. You may want to place a lavender sachet under your pillow or take a warm, relaxing, lavender scented bath before bedtime.

For some people, music can lull them to sleep faster than anything else. Try playing soft, relaxing music in your bedroom at night. You may even want to try recordings of other relaxing sounds, such as flowing water, crickets or relaxing nature sounds.

Get plenty of exercise. Lack of exercise can make the body tense. Exercise can loosen up those tense muscles and it can also help release stress. Just don’t exercise before going to bed. If you do, you will never get to sleep!

You may want to try Feng Shui. This is an ancient Chinese philosophy that believes the arrangement of the furniture in the room can affect a person’s well being. A few Feng Shui tips to help promote sleep are:

* Don’t put the bed in the corner of the room.

* When you lie down in bed, make is so you are not facing sharp corners of any type of furniture.

* Do not put your bed next to a window.

* Make sure that your bed is positioned so that you have a full view of the doorway.

These are just a few helpful tips that can help you fall asleep naturally. Experiment with them and find the one that works the best for you.