Three things to do before bed every night for sound sleep
Sometimes it’s easier to roll out of bed early (especially if you’re an insomniac) and hit the gym. But going after work, or in the early evening, is a far better choice. Exercising will calm your mind, body and excitement levels to ensure a sound night of deep sleep
! Try exercising for 20 minutes or more at least three hours before bed. It should be a hard-core exercise
, like cycling or running on the treadmill. By the time your head hits the pillow, you’ll be too sleepy to think.
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#2: Take a lavender essential oil bath
A warm (not hot) bath about an hour before bed, especially one laced with lavender essential oil, is excellent for calming your mind and body. The experience of warmth, followed by the cooling down of your skin after the bath, will help prepare your mind and body for a good night’s sleep. For additional benefits, add one cup of natural sea salt and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Step in, lie back and soak for up to 30 minutes. By the time you jump out, you’ll be ready to hit the pillow.
#3: Drink a cup of chamomile tea
Chamomile is a herb that’s long been associated with inducing sleepiness – and you can be sure that it lives up to its claim. This herb is also fantastic for easing feelings of anxiety
. It’s the ultimate herb to consume to put your mind at ease and calm your whole body! And the best way to consume it? In a tea! Have a hot cup of chamomile tea before bed. Simply steep a tablespoon of the herb in hot water for 15 to 20 minutes, then add honey or stevia for sweetness and drink up. I’d recommend drinking it black, as dairy can keep you awake.
Keep in mind: You might experience a period of time where these natural tips don’t work. But patience is key – keep trying. Your body will heal and you will sleep.