Take A Hot Bath
If you having trouble sleeping at night, you may want to swap that morning shower for an evening bath. Not only is a great way to unwind after a stressful day, but by increasing our body temperature and allowing it to drop before bed, we signal the body to start producing Melatonin. You can thank us later for saving you an extra few minutes in the morning.
Time to lose some of that mental weight you’ve been carrying around. If you’re suffering from stress or anxiety it could be affecting you from getting a good nights sleep. Yoga is a great way to reduce the bodies natural stress responses and by doing so it lowers blood pressure, heart rate and respiration. It also helps to aid the relaxation process by stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for releasing the hormones that are essential to sleep. Double the benefits!
Essential oils are a great natural way to aid sleep without any side effects. However, it’s important that you choose the right oil to help aid you in a restful state. Try lavender, well-known for its relaxing effects on the body, it can be used in various different ways such as:
- Adding a few drops with water into an air diffuser
- Spraying onto your pillow
- Massaging into the temples, feet, neck and wrists
- Adding into your evening bath