We are creatures of habit. Once we develop a way that work way we tend to stick to this as it becomes a natural routine. If you find yourself becoming restless trying to fall asleep, it might be time to switch up your nightly routine to get a relaxing slumber. With more time at home, we can look towards different avenues and ways to help us get the peaceful nights rest we deserve.
Here is an easy 6-step nightly ritual you can follow to better your sleep.
Step 1. Turn off all electronic devices for 1-2 hours before bedtime.
Step 2. Add 2 tbsp of the sugar and mineral rich Stress-fix Soaking Salts to a bath tub filled with warm water. Studies have found that taking a hot bath about 90 minutes before bed could help people fall asleep more quickly*. The hot water actually helps change your body's core temperature so that you go to bed with a lower temperature.
Step 4. Meditate and take a moment to think of the 3-4 things you’re grateful for. Meditation has many anxiety and stress reducing outcomes and may help you relax and fall asleep faster. If you like to write, journaling about your day is something you could explore as it is known to take a calming effect and reduce anxiety.
Step 5. Once in bed, inhale the Stress-fix Concentrate and apply a small amount to your temples, wrists and under your nose. Close your eyes and focus on your breath.
Step 6. Follow the flow of inhalation and exhalation of the breath as your drift off to sleep.
Tips: Drink a non-caffeinated beverage an hour before bed– sipping a warm beverage like a tea can also calm the mind. Try Aveda Comforting Tea. Also try to go to bed before 10pm every night to optimise deep rest and rejuvenation.
*Research from research team led by Shahab Haghayegh, Sleep Medicine Reviews Volume 46, August 2019, Pages 124-135