More than one-third of Americans are sleep-deprived, meaning millions of groggy people are struggling to pull themselves out of bed every day.
Regularly skimping on deep rest can lead to high blood pressure, obesity, and other metabolic diseases.
Daytime fatigue can also be potentially hazardous, especially when driving drowsy. Caffeinated drinks (hellooooo coffee) are immediate stimulates, but it’s important to remember that they’re only brief quick-fixes for the more serious problem of sleep deprivation.
Unfortunately, regularly getting a full night of restful sleep is a lot easier said than done.
Essential oils and a good night’s rest.
- Relax Synergy: A great way to promote a peaceful, tranquil state of mind and wind down after a stressful day.
- Sleep Aid Synergy: Specially designed by our Certified Aromatherapists to help calm your mind and body into relaxation before going to bed.
- KidSafe Nighty Night Synergy: Promotes a calming and peaceful atmosphere to help safely lull your little ones — and you! — into a deep and restful snooze.
- Lavender, Mandarin, Vetiver, and Rose Absolute: All known for their relaxing and balancing properties, making them perfect additions to your bedtime routine.
Remember, everyone body is a little different; what helps you fall and stay asleep may be different than someone else. So don’t be afraid to try different essential oils to learn what works best for you.
Other all-natural ways to improve your sleep:
- Get daily exercise! Just do it! People who work out regularly sleep better and longer than those who don’t. Set aside time in your day to get your heart rate up, join a HIIT program, or sign up for yoga.
- Limit screen time. TVs. Computers. Phones. Tablets. They all stimulate the brain, making it harder to sleep the closer to bedtime you use them. The light from electronics promotes wakefulness and inhibits the release of your body’s sleep-inducing hormone melatonin.
- Assess your sleep space. Is your bedroom always a mess? Is it too cold or too warm? Does your mattress cause you to wake up with a sore back? The environment you snooze in seriously impacts your ability to snooze well. Look around your room and see where you can make improvements.
- Eat or drink lightly before bed. Eating too much food before going to bed can overload your digestive system, affecting how well you are able to sleep. Try to finish eating at least one hour before you head off to bed.
Don’t let sleeplessness control your life! Regularly getting a full night of restful slumber is one of the best things you can do for your body and mind.
Making small adjustments to your evening routine can make huge positive changes for your sleep routine.
We want to hear from you! What are your tips and tricks for getting a good night’s rest? Share in the comments below. Maybe something you share will help someone else — after all, we at Plant Therapy are here to support one another on our journey!
References: (1) https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_sleep/