We all need it – a good night’s sleep can boost your mind, improve decision-making, and plays a key role in maintaining the body’s central nervous system.
But often times, restful sleep evades us night after night. We spend our days exhausted only to go to bed to lay there awake for hours tossing and turning.
If you’ve tried everything and don’t seem to be getting anywhere, I’ve got a few things for you to try…
Creating an intentional bedtime routine has helped me improve how quickly I fall asleep and the quality of my sleep.
White noise, darkness, emptying your head… all things that can help you get a restful night’s sleep.
Journaling before bed can help relieve the thoughts that are spinning in your head. Have a problem you can’t seem to resolve? Worried about something that happened yesterday? Or future-tripping on something that’s yet to be?
Write about it – write it all down in painstaking detail. This act will help you process it and perhaps see it from a new perspective. After you’ve written it out, ask how you can resolve it with the highest good for all involved. You might just wake up with the answer you’ve been looking for.
Darkness helps to regulate the body’s circadian rhythm. Sending signals to the brain that it’s time to rest and restore. Using an eye-pillow helps to block out any ambient light. The gentle weight of the pillow on your eye-lids sends a signal to another part of the brain (Vagus Nerve) sending calming and relaxing message down the neck and spine.
Spray a little Stardust Dream Mist on your eye-pillow to capture the soothing effects of aromatherapy. Created with soothing lavender, it reinforces the message to your nervous system that it’s time to relax.
In that same line, an essential oil diffuser can also contribute to the aromatherapy effect and creates a little white noise for your space.
Add in a ZZ plant to help purify the air you’re breathing while you sleep. ZZ plants are one of the most effective at removing impurities from the air AND they’re drought tolerant and low light friendly.
And a ZZ plant adorned with Lepidolite with properties that include calming overactive minds, easing feelings of stress, creating a sense of security, and for its ability to help you access a peaceful dream state and you’ll be all set.