It’s so frustrating when you plop into bed after a long day only to lay in bed restless and wait for sleep to come. And even after you’ve slept, you probably feel more tired than when you went to bed.
These cycles are torturous, leaving you unproductive and unhappy during the day. But don’t worry, we’ve got some habits to share with you that’ll have you feeling refreshed every morning. Here are our eight sleep-saving tips:
#1: Get checked for anemia
While anemia is not directly related to insomnia, studies show a strong correlation between affected sleep and the condition. Many people are anemic and don’t know it. Even if you think you get enough iron via supplements and food, iron can be hard to absorb, and you may need another source or higher dose.
#2: Eat protein and fat before bed
Eat protein and a little fat before bed to keep your blood sugar balanced during sleep. This will help you wake up clearer and without a morning headache. This tip is especially relevant for people who know they have low blood sugar issues. One idea? Make a nut-milk with protein powder drink about 45 min before bed.
#3: Have a dark room
Having too much light in your bedroom will ruin your ability to fall into REM sleep (when we get the most rest). The pituitary gland gets confused, thinking it’s daytime, causing you to wake up.
Stay hydrated all day. Dehydration can actually lead to more frequent toilet trips. Moreover, a hydrated body is a hydrated brain. A hydrated brain functions far better in the early morning hours than a dehydrated and slow brain.
#5: Media curfew
The blue light in phones and computers are disruptive to the pituitary gland, preventing you from winding down. Set curfew no less than an hour before bed. Or, if your device is capable, turn on the blue light shade.
#6: Lavender in the evening
Treat yourself to a simple massage. Put a few drops of our Lavender-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist in almond oil, massaging slowly and deeply from your feet all the way up to your head. Give extra attention to your temples and forehead.
#7: Eucalyptus oil shower in the morning
Eucalyptus oil, a menthol-based plant, is known for increasing blood circulation, which aids your mind. By spraying eucalyptus oil into the steam of your shower, your skin, lungs and mental function will be activated, cleansed, and boosted. A great morning shower option is our Mint-Infused Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist.
#8: 20-30 minutes of body movement
Get your body moving and the oxygen flowing. Whether you do yoga, pilates, cardio, or weights, they’re all great. Exercising will keep your body in shape and ready for rest when it’s time to sleep.
We know how important it is to feel good, be energized and well rested. And that all starts with a great night’s sleep. You don’t have to wake up groggy or in a fog anymore.