Has insomnia become somewhat of a normal part of your life? Insomnia is on the rise and this uptick is likely linked to our modern day busy lifestyles, technology and other variables. If you have switched to our mattress or bed in a box and are still in need of a good night’s rest, we recommend you try these 5 things for perfect sleep.
- Power Down
Many studies have shown that the blue glow of electronic devices prevents the mind and body from completely resting. This is why you should keep off of your phone, turn off the TV and power down tablets 30 minutes to an hour prior to laying down for the night.
- Stretch It Out
Stretching relieves stress, reduces tension and increases range of motion, so it’s always a good idea to get a bit of stretching in before winding down for the evening.
The hour right before bed time is ideal for meditation because it allows you to unwind and relax. So, light a candle, light some incense and/or put on some soothing music to clear your mind prior to hopping in bed.
- Take a Shower/Bath
A hot shower or a warm bath can also melt away the stresses of the day in order to help your mind and body reach a peaceful state. Drop in a bit of lavender oil, chamomile oil or sandalwood oil to further enhance your experience.
- Spritz a Pillow Mist
Don’t ever underestimate the power of aromatherapy. If you still can’t get a full night’s sleep, you may want to consider investing in a few aromatherapy products, including pillow mists, lotions, fragrance diffusers and more. Some of the best aromatherapy scents for nighttime are lavender, ylang ylang, clary sage and jasmine.
You no longer have to suffer from insomnia and restlessness. Use these 5 sleep tips to help you wake up each day feeling renewed, refreshed and rejuvenated!