When we can’t sleep, poor rest’s ugly effects creep into all the other areas of our lives. Being a mom, we wear many hats and if we aren’t as productive as we want to be, our patience runs thin, not sleeping or poor rest puts us at risk of serious medical conditions and it shortens our life expectancy. It’s clear and sometimes we forget that a solid night’s sleep is essential for a long and healthy life.
I trust these tips, combined with the soothing and calming scents of essential oils that work best for helping you get to sleep, will help you get more restful sleep.
1. WHAT ARE THE BEST ESSENTIAL OIL SCENTS FOR A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP?
The relaxing and calming aroma of some oils can create an environment that helps you feel relax and rested. Diffuse any of these on their own or choose a blend or apply them topically to help ease ourselves into sweet dreams.
* German Chamomile
2. STRESS FREE ENVIRONMENT
To help create a stress-free environment at bedtime, use essential oils in a calming massage or diffuse them to bring out their soothing scents:
* Ylang Ylang
* Peace & Calming®
3. NIGHT ROUTINE
Performing the same rituals every evening can help prepare our body for rest and relaxation. Take a warm bath, brush our teeth, and moisturize our skin with a night cream that you’ve infused with our favourite calming Young Living essential oils. These and other quiet nighttime habits over time will help our brain recognize that it’s time to settle down.
4. CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE
Our bedrooms should be our sleep sanctuary. We need to do our best to eliminate the desire to scroll through our phone or tablet all night, and leave it in another room, or at the other side of the room, if it serves as our alarm. Dim our lights, wear soft and cool pajamas, and diffuse the blends above to create the perfect atmosphere to help you drift off to dreamland.
5. ORGANIZE OURSELVES
Take a few minutes before you start your bedtime routine to tackle the tasks that keep your mind busy. Do a quick tidying of the house, make sure lunches are prepared for the next day, make a grocery list, etc…
3. CALM THE MIND
Preparing for bed can be a spiritual experience. Whether you use prayer, yoga, or meditation, use the time before you retire to clear our mind of the everyday things and devote this important part of our day to gentle connection with our spiritual center. Diffusing Myrrh, Balsam Fir Sacred Mountain, or Sacred Sandalwood during this time to create an ambiance that is both relaxing and grounding.
If you’re sore from a long workout or feeling tense in our body, falling asleep can seem impossible. Stretching our whole body, paying special attention to extra-tight areas. Add some extra-soothing relief by using Deep Relief™ Roll-On or Cool Azul™ Pain Relief Cream. Have sore feet? Try this DIY foot soak with Epson salts and any of the oils above.
5. WRITE IT OUT
If there’s simply too much on our mind, often the physical act of writing down or typing it everything you’re thinking about can help you feel like you’ve cleared your head. It works! As you fill a couple of journal pages, diffuse essential oils with aromas that help bring clarity and calm, like Envision™ or Tranquil roll on.
You will also need the right pillow and mattress 😁
What else do you do that helps you have a good night sleep?
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