After a busy day, sometimes all we want to do is curl in bed + fall into a deep sleep, hoping to wake up the next morning feeling *refreshed.* Unfortunately, there are some night where we can’t fall asleep, ++ we spend the rest of our days groggy. Although it can get frustrating, forget quick fixes + try out these long-term sleep remedies as part of a bedtime routine —
Scents are powerful — they can impact both our minds + bodies. Scents that are known for sleep therapy include lavender, vetiver, cedarwood, + more. Make a DIY bath scrub or buy an essential oil diffuser. Bath + Body Works has some amazing essential oils, candles, + scrubs that you will surely fall in love with.
2] LIGHT REMEDY
Whether we’re using electronics for school, work, or to pass time, most of us are staring at screens for many hours of the day. This can lead to a decrease in melatonin production, which can cause insomnia. An hour or so before bed, challenge yourself turn off all of your electronics — the lack of light will increase the production of melatonin in our bodies, which allows for a better, more restful sleep.
3] MEDITATION + YOGA
Meditating + yoga help you relax + stay calm. Sometimes, our stress is the reason we can’t fall asleep at night, so living more positively will help you sleep better. Meditate or do yoga anytime you feel stressed, but try to make it a habit before bed so that you aren’t bringing any negative energy or thoughts to bed with you.
4] WARM BATH
Our body temperatures naturally decrease at night, but increasing your temperature before bed is proven to lead to a deeper + better sleep. Take a warm bath before heading to bed to get your temp up — you can make it more relaxing by adding bath bombs or essential oils.
There are many different kinds of tea, but stick with ones that are decaffeinated, at least past the afternoon. Try drinking chamomile — it is known for its ability to aid with insomnia + it tastes great!
Going to bed with negativity can cause your mind to race, making it hard to fall asleep. Before bed, write down the things that went ah-mazing during your day [the 5 minute journal is perfect for this]. Focusing on the positive aspects of your day will help you *rest easy* + wake up feeling refreshed.
Insomnia is frustrating, but you can overcome it naturally with these remedies. Try them out + let us know which worked best for you!
++ Soula [soula_inchaarg] // UMD CHAARG