These days, getting a good night of sleep is a privilege to most of us. We take work home. We have little kiddos to care for and school projects to help with. We have exams and pull all-nighters. We have our favorite shows to catch up on. We have to train for this, or prepare for that. Eight hours of sleep every night just isn’t on our priority list. But, I’m not here to talk to you about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep, I’m here to help you make the most of the sleep you do get. Below are my top 10 favorite ways to ensure you get a good night’s rest.
1. Eat light at night
Night is time to let your organs have a rest, you will sleep better by allowing this to happen.
2. Use herbal tonics
For so many of us, sleep is an issue of stress, so adaptogenic herbs, such as Holy Basil, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Reishi Mushroom, or Eleuthero are awesome tonifiers for our exhausted adrenals.
3. Make your bedroom smell really good
Kind of a no brainer! An aromatherapy candle, some lavender oil nearby, no kitty litter box in the bedroom.
4. Have a bedtime ritual
Having a bedtime routine helps send a message to your nervous system that it is wind down time. Light a candle, turn off the lights, moisturize your feet, read an inspiring passage from a favorite book, do a couple of stretches, you get the picture.
5. Moisturize your feet
I think I heard this from Ayurveda, and it’s a personal favorite cause it really makes a difference for me.
6. Keep your bedroom dark
The darkest you can get it! Light gets through the eyelids and keeps your brain alert. Use black out curtains, or a fantastic eye cover from our store made by Mindfold.
7. Don’t use Melatonin regularly
It’s a hormone, not a supplement, and only for occasional use, will hurt your sleep if used regularly.
8. Practice meditation, biofeedback, neurofeedback, prayer, or mantra
Train your mind to be quieter, you will sleep much better.
9. Get regular face massages
Relax the tension in your face, sleep better, and age more beautifully.
10. Turn off the TV 2 hours before bed
We’ve all heard this, it’s true!
If better sleep is what you need, join our FREE Sleep Well Class Wednesday Nov. 16th from 6pm to 7:30pm.