How you feel during your waking hours hinges greatly on how well you sleep. Similarly, the cure for sleep difficulties can often be found in your daily routine.
Your sleep schedule, bedtime habits, and day-to-day lifestyle choices can make an enormous difference to the quality of your nightly rest. The following recommendations will help you optimise your sleep so you can start your day on the right foot every day.
Essential oils such as ylang-ylang, lavender and orange are shown to help calm and give you the ‘oohh-ah’ feeling. The scents stimulate the limbic system which releases chemicals into the brain and promote a feeling of relaxation and calmness. Apply it to your oil diffuser or add a few drops into a hot bath with magnesium flakes for an over all body and mind session.
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Don’t go to bed either hungry or stuffed, your discomfort might keep you up. Nicotine, caffeine and alcohol deserve caution. The stimulating effects of nicotine and caffeine take hours to wear off and can wreak havoc on quality sleep. Even though alcohol might make you feel sleepy at first, it can disrupt sleep later in the night. We recommend soothing chamomile, passion flower, lavender and lime flower teas amongst others for peaceful sleep.
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Progressive muscle relaxation exercises have been shown to help calm your body by systematically tensing then releasing particular muscle groups. These exercises can help lower overall tension and improve quality of sleep.