Falling asleep and staying asleep, naturally.
Sleep and general well-being are very closely linked, getting an adequate amount of sleep each and every night is just as important to your overall health as eating well and exercising regularly. The average person needs 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep to allow their body to rest, recharge and repair. Our bodies are made to feel good, yet, in our busy society, so many of us don’t get enough sleep, which often leaves us feeling lethargic, foggy or moody. We’ve put together a few helpful tips to help you fall asleep and stay asleep, naturally.
Create a comfortable sleeping space.
Our bodies need darkness to know when to shut off, ensuring your bedroom is dark, cool and comfortable will help you shut off and fall asleep. Using a diffuser with calming Essential Oils can also help to set the mood for sleeping. We suggest Lavender, Clay Sage and Frankincense for best results.
Only use your bed for sleeping.
Avoid watching TV, playing on devices, working, studying, eating or any other stimulating activity in bed. Using your bed purely for sleep and intimacy helps your brain to associate your bed with sleeping, so when you do climb into bed your body knows it’s time to shut off and recharge.
Avoid caffeine and other stimulants.
It’s common to be hit with a caffeine craving late in the afternoon, and many of us reach for that coffee or energy drink to get us through. However, caffeine can stay elevated in your blood for hours after consumption and can significantly worsen sleep quality. Limiting your caffeine intake to just mornings (or cutting it out all together) can help you to wind down and get better quality sleep.
Doing something relaxing, like taking a nice warm bath or applying a scrumptious body butter, can help you to unwind and de-stress before bedtime. We recommend our Lavender Body Butter, lavender is naturally calming and promotes a general sense of wellbeing, which makes it the perfect addition to your bedtime routine.
Upgrade your mattress.
Bed quality can greatly affect sleep, particularly if you suffer from back pain or stiffness. If you haven’t replaced your mattress or pillow in a while, this can be a quick fix to some sleeping issues.
Sleep plays a critical part in achieving optimal health and wellbeing, achieving good quality rest should be considered a top priority to help you function at your best.
Still needing a little more help falling asleep? Try our Sleep Well Roll On, naturopathically formulated to calm the body and quiet the mind, or a little Magnesium Spray on the soles of the feet to relieve the stress of the day.