Posted: Jul 24 2018
When most of us think of sleep problems, we immediately think of insomnia. But many people who can fall asleep easily, also are unable to achieve a deep or peaceful slumber and wake up feeling irritable, tired, unable to focus, etc. So if you also have trouble with sleeping, you're not alone. Check out these 4 tips that will help you get the deepest, most restful sleep possible.
1. Create a calming space
At least 1 hour before bed, try not to watch TV or interact with your electronics (yes, that includes your phone and alarm clock!). The light from our electronics signals to our brain (like morning and night) that it's time to wake up. Instead, listen to music or read a book so your body knows that your bedroom is for sleeping only.
2. Breathe in
According to Medical Daily, breathing practices can help combat stress, anxiety, and insomnia. The breathing creates a physiological relaxing effect on our body. They recommend this exercise:
3. Add Aromatherapy
Using essential oils like lavender, ylang ylang, or chamomile can create a calming effect on our busy mind. Just apply them on our trigger points and inhale deeply. We especially love this set by Bamford.
4. Choose a focus
Another tip is to count down or choose a positive word while you breathe in and breathe out. This positive word should be a word that brings you peace.
5. Give yourself 15 minutes
If you can't fall asleep after 15 minutes, get up and read a book. Head back to bed when you start to get sleepy.