Waking up feeling like you haven’t even slept a wink can be an all too familiar occurrence. Rolling over to the sound of your alarm and throwing the duvet back over your head, slamming that snooze button just one more time. Well if this sounds like you, you can rest assured that you are not alone. Many of us are getting a lot less sleep than the 8 hours we want, and when we do, it’s not the quality we need to function at our best. So what can you do to help? Well, reading our top tips on getting a good night’s sleep is a great place to start…
There is an endless list of reasons that you may be struggling to get a good night's sleep, or even get to sleep at all. These can include stress, lifestyle, diet or hormone imbalances to name a few. Sleep plays an important role in everything we do; it improves concentration, mood, stimulates better creativity, energy, fitness, reduces stress and even promotes healthier relationships. Finding out what is stopping you from enjoying your sleep is the best way to start so you can make these positive changes in the long run. In the meantime, have a look at our most valuable and natural therapies on how you can improve your sleep at home.
Put your phone to bed
Not looking at your phone screen before you go to bed is one sure way to get a better night's sleep. When you are struggling to doze off it can be all too tempting to scroll through Instagram or switch on Netflix. However, the blue light that we are being exposed to when we look at our beloved technology prevents our body from relaxing and releasing the hormone that tells us it’s time for bed. So next time you are winding down for bed, switch off your phone and pick up your favourite book or magazine instead.
Relax in the bath or shower
If you are struggling to get a good night's sleep, it might be time to crack out those delicious smellies and bath bombs we all get for Christmas. Run yourself a warm bubble bath, or spend a little longer in the shower indulging your senses. Soak in essential oils and light your favourite candle. This will warm you through and relax your muscles, perfect prep for 8 hours of Z’s.
Apply your sleep well therapy balm
As you are getting ready for bed, take your Scentered Sleep Well Therapy Balm and rub the soothing essential oils onto your pulse points (temples, neck and wrists). As the aromas diffuse into your surroundings, close your eyes and take a deep breath. As you inhale the Lavender, Palmarosa and Ylang Ylang, enjoy the relaxing effect. Repeat this every night and you will begin to associate this ritual with going to bed, a trick that your body will love.
Sip some soothing chamomile tea
Chamomile tea is not just an old wives tale when it comes to the positive effect it has on your sleep routine. The warmth alone is a comforting sensation that will instantly relax your muscles. Combine this with the soothing effects of chamomile and you have the perfect pre-bedtime drink. As you wind down at the end of the evening, put on your cosy pyjamas and sip on your tea from your favourite mug. This will put a smile on your face and put you in the right mood for your 8 hours of rest.
Light your sleep well therapy candle
To create the perfect atmosphere for sleeping, light your Scentered Sleep Well Aromatherapy Candle and place it next to your bed as you read your book or set it beside your bath. As the candle burns, let the flickering of the light and soft aromas relax your mind and body. The deeply therapeutic combination of fourteen essential oils will quieten your mind and clear your head.
Chat with a friend or family
Nothing is quite as soothing as chatting to your loved ones before bed. Get cosy on the sofa with your warm mug of chamomile tea and talk about your day or something that you both enjoy. Chatting to someone you trust can relieve stress and ease your burdens. The sharing of your thoughts and feelings can help quieten your mind, exactly what you need before a good night’s sleep.
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