Today we have top models, actresses and super moms providing tips about a variety of topics such as hair care, skin care, make up, blemish removal, and many others that will help you highlight your natural beauty.  Some of these ideas cost thousands of dollars to $50 or less.  However, if you truly want to look your best you should make sure you sleep through the night.  If you are not sleeping 8 hours a night, all of the other beauty tips are useless.

But you ask, “How can I sleep through the night?  What should I do?”

There are so many methods out there today that claim to cure insomnia by ingesting chemicals or the like.  But, rather than using a quick fix to a long-standing problem, perhaps there are other things out there you could change instead.  Below are 6 things you can do on your own to solve your insomnia:

Reduce or Eliminate Background Noise
If you do not live alone, it is easy to assume that there are several distractions that can get in the way of a peaceful night of sleep.  But, even when the dog is barking and the cars are honking, there are still things you can do to cut out excess noise.  Leave the television and radio off, even if you feel they are helpful tools to lull you to sleep.  Close your bedroom door if you can.  Or, ear filters can be also be a way to prevent extra loud noises from ruining your sleep.

Limit Your Intake of Coffee and Soda
While you may need that jolt of caffeine in order to function at work or school throughout the day, there is no need to ply your body with five cups or cans per day.  Remember that caffeine is a drug, and should be used with caution, because your brain will be constantly going as long as it is stimulated.  And consuming these beverages too close to bed could mean that you will lie awake for hours trying to ‘shut off’ the effects.

The next time you lie in that bed and stare up at the ceiling, wouldn’t it be much better to just roll over and be soothed into a slumber by pleasant and comforting aromas?  This is such a natural way to fall asleep and it will have you engrossed in sweet dreams in a matter of minutes.

Adjust Late Night Eating Habits
It is very common to lie awake in bed and crave that snack at midnight to help relieve stress.  But this form of instant gratification will not help you rest on that pillow any sooner.  In fact, this will hinder any hope of having a truly restful night of sleep at all.

Perhaps you might be over-thinking your problems with insomnia, and it may be nothing more than a matter of changing a few things in your bedroom.  Maybe that old mattress is a little too lumpy, or perhaps you should crack open the window for some fresh air.  Whatever the case may be, the problems may be a matter of just setting the right atmosphere for a great eight hours of rest.

Take Your Mind Off the Stressors
It might be hard to try to think good thoughts when there is so much going on in your life, but if you want any hope of a restful night, getting rid of the mental clutter is a good place to start in shirking the insomnia.  Replace all that negativity with a pleasant childhood memory, or switch it to a fantasy or good things to come in your life.  You have plenty of good daylight hours to fret instead.

So, remember you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look great.  The most beautiful women in the world get a good night’s sleep, so that they have that glowing, sensual appearance.