Do you struggle with insomnia? Do you have a hard time winding down at the end of the day? Looking for some great bedtime practices to help you relax? Here are four of our favorite tips to get a better night’s sleep.
Wind down for the evening with meditation
Pair deep breathing meditation exercises with gentle yoga poses to help calm your mind after a long day. Use a foam roller to stretch sore muscles. When you’re finished, make sure to clean your yoga mat so it’s free of bacteria. Our Eucalyptus + Lavender Yoga Mat cleaning spray is perfect for this! See this blog post for our favorite meditation tips.
Launder your sheets regularly
Keep your sheets and pillowcases soft and clean by washing them every one to two weeks. For a more eco-friendly dry, toss in a few wool dryer balls instead of dryer sheets. You can even add a few drops of 100% Pure Eucalyptus Oil to each ball to give your sheets a fresh scent.
Turn off your screens half an hour before bedtime
The blue light from our phones, TVs, and tablets can delay the release of melatonin (the chemical that helps make us tired) in our bodies. Make sure to power down your devices at least half an hour before bedtime and read a book instead.
Use Lavender Oil to help you get sleepy
Lavender Oil is a family favorite for relaxation. It’s known for its sedative properties and its ability to relieve anxiety, making it the perfect choice for bedtime. Apply topically, inhale a few drops from your hands, or diffuse for best results. You can also spritz a little on your pillowcase. You can thank us later when you’ve had the best sleep of your life!