Today’s lifestyle can make getting a good night’s sleep a challenge. It seems rather ironic that one of our most basic needs, sleep, can be so difficult to achieve at times in our lives. Sleep difficulties can be an ongoing problem, or an occasional sleepless night. Lack of sleep can cause premature aging, lower your immunity and energy, make focusing difficult, and affect your mood. Everyone can benefit from taking steps to sleep beautifully.
During the Day
Getting some exercise, even a simple 20 minute walk outdoors, is one of the best things you can do. There’s nothing like morning sunshine to help regulate your sleep-wake cycle by suppressing melatonin production in the morning, and increasing it at night. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, cigarettes and eating late at night. Practice relaxation techniques throughout the day. Relaxation and Night Time Remedies to Roll on your pulse points can begin to calm and quiet your thoughts and mind. Take time for meditation. Go to bed at the same time each day, even on the weekends.
Create your own bed time ceremony, even if it’s just once a week. Begin by turning off electronics an hour before bed. A cup of soothing caffeine-free tea can begin your evening routine, and help you relax before bed. Certain essential oils have been shown to improve sleep quality. Start your diffuser with some Aromatherapy Blend Night Time or other relaxing essential oil to help quiet your thoughts.
Treat yourself to a bath before bed. Nothing beats a good soak in Aromatic Foaming Bath for relaxing and unwinding. Grab a book or a magazine and soak until the water cools off. Moisturize after towel drying off with Beauty Sleep Body Butter to nourish your skin and breathe in the organic ylang yang and other restful essential oils. Don’t forget your complexion. Two pumps of Beauty Sleep Concentrate supports the skin’s natural night-time regeneration and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while the calming essential oils may help you sleep better!
Make Your Bedroom Your Sanctuary
Turn your bedroom into your sanctuary. Are your sheets and pillows ‘tired?’ Update with the best quality you can afford. Has your nightstand turned into a catchall? Clear the excess stuff from your room. Remove electronics from your bedroom. Lower the temperature in your bedroom, preferably below 70 degrees. Keep the room dark. Spritz 1-3 pumps of Goodnight Pillow Mist on your pillow and sheets before crawling and in and drifting off to a beautiful night’s sleep.
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