Considering the stress and stimulation that we are increasingly being exposed to, it’s no wonder that many of us find it difficult to fall asleep at night, suffer from poor sleep or wake up feeling tired and flat.
When you sleep you’re getting more than just rest; it’s the time when your body is healing and repairing itself. The adrenal glands do a majority of their recharging and recovering while you’re sleeping, as does the regeneration of skin, muscle, blood, and brain cells.
If a better night’s sleep is something that you would like a little help achieving, then how about creating a bedtime ritual?
This could include creating the space just for you to be still, quiet and relax; or utilising the benefits of essential oils; or enjoying a mini massage with your partner. The key is to find something that works for you to help you release any stress that you might have taken on during the day.
Checking emails, or scrolling through social media in bed on the mobile device (the one thing I am most certainly guilty of), eating a large meal at nighttime, going to the gym late at night, worrying about how much work there is to get through, depending on alcohol or pharmaceuticals to help fall asleep, are all recipes for an inability to fall asleep or disrupted night’s sleep.
Tips for improving the quality of sleep
- Your bedroom is a sanctuary for sleeping. Each night this week, create a tranquil environment by minimising noise, light and temperature extremes in your bedroom; use the bed and bedroom for sleep (and sex) only.
- Please don’t work or scroll through social media in bed on your mobile device.
- Keep a notebook beside your bed and if ever you lay in bed with thoughts racing around your head, write those thoughts down in the notebook so that you can revisit them the next day.
After a week, check in with yourself and see if any of these have made a difference to your quality of sleep. If it’s a ‘yes’ it might be a good idea to continue with those choices.
If you're still suffering from poor sleep then I highly encourage adding BALANCE to your daily life. We formulated BALANCE with the clinical dose of AFFRON and ASHWAGANDHA - two herbs that are renowned for improving sleep quality and restorative sleep.
Following is a customer review from Alex regarding her sleep transformation with BALANCE: