4 All-Natural Sleep Remedies
Sleep is more than just putting your body to rest. Sleep affects so many aspects of the body, like mood, health, memory, productivity, muscles, and so on. Lack of healthy sleeping habits can be a catalyst to a number of health issues, but when you are ready to work towards better sleep, you can start with these 4 natural sleep remedies.
Be sure to always consult your doctor before actively ingesting, using, or trying any listed remedies to protect your health and safety.
1. Essential Oils
Essential oils take the immune strengthening properties of an herb to help create ease and relaxation throughout the body. Oils from plants, like the most common lavender, chamomile, and peppermint, are some of the oils that can be used to help with with sleep. Roll on a diluted mixture from NaturoBliss onto your skin, inhale a few seconds of an essential aroma, or add a few drops to your bedside diffuser. Be sure to take note of any changes in your sleeping pattern.
2. Herbal Tea
General hydration is proven to help with sleeping. The same natural sleep boosters found in essential oils, can also be found in its liquid form. Lavender, peppermint, ginger, and mint herbal teas are great sleeping aids. I use Pique Tea as a sleeping aid, or end of the day distress-or. Be sure to read the sugar and caffeine content level before trying out an herbal tea.
Supplements that are great for assisting sleep should contain melatonin, an herbal base, and a small amount of sugar per serving. Olly, commonly found online and in-stores, is a great and tasty supplement that has a gummy vegan product that focuses on aiding sleep.
4. Nighttime Activity
When you are anxious, or tossing and turning, your body is telling you to get up. So, listen to what your body wants, while doing an activity to settle yourself back down. You can take a walk, clean, read a book, or journal. Just get your body moving. Alo Moves is a great app that has calming meditation and breathing activities that could be just what you need in order to calm your restless mind.