Tips for Restful Sleep

Tossing and turning at night is the WORST! Especially when you know you have to be up for work early the next morning. Generally you just check the clock every hour and count down the hours til you have to be up (or is that just me). Over the past few months, I’ve started to pay attention to what helps me sleep better. I though I would share those things with you:

1) No TV or playing on the iPhone 1 hour before bed
– Instead listen to some music or read a book (a book does the trick for me)

2) Warm Bath or Shower
– Have you seen this Times article about how warm showers before bed help you sleep better? According to the article “Several studies have shown that warming your body by taking a bath can help induce sleep when there‚Äôs enough time to cool off afterward”.

3)Sleep Spray & Diffuse
– According to the National Sleep Foundation “any fragrance that makes you happy can promote sleep”. I use a combination of a sleep pray and my diffuser.

Sleep Spray: 20 drops Lavender, 10 drops Cedarwood and 5 drops Roman Chamomile. I combine them all in a little glass stray bottle and keep this next to my bed. I spray this on my pillow and sheets at night.

For my diffuser I like to add 3-5 drops of Northern Lights Black Spurce or Peace and Calming.

What are some of your tips for getting a better nights sleep?

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