You have a busy life, most of us do . We try to keep a great work life balance; sometimes we cut some corners to make time for life's simple luxuries. Changing your sleeping patterns one night can alter them for the rest of the week. Follow these tips for a good night's rest:
You can moisturize your skin with a soothing essential oil before going to bed. The most common of course is Lavender, however there are some alternative. They include Vetiver Ylang Ylang or our citrus favorite Bergamot
A heavy blanket.
Some people think sleeping under a heavy blanket does more than just keep you warm in a cold room — it can also help you sleep. In the same way that swaddling helps babies sleep, a heavy blanket can help calm your nerves. There are special weighted blankets available for this purpose.
Check your diet.
Your diet can affect many things in your daily routine. Daytime eating habits play a role in how well you sleep, especially leading up too bedtime. You should try too avoid certain behaviors in order get a good nights rest. Start by limiting your caffeine and nicotine intake. Were you aware that caffeine can cause sleep problems up to ten to twelve hours after drinking it!?
1) Skip the coffee on your next day off
2) Try to have your dinner earlier in the evening and avoid heavy foods two hours before bed
3) If you do need too have a snack before bed try a light snack like a banana or a low card cereal.
If all else fails, try a non-stimulating activity. Pick up that book you've been meaning to read. Keep the lights dim and avoid screens so as not to cue your body that it’s time to wake up.