Sleep, zzz’s and bye bye insomnia
Tick tock it’s midnight and there’s little chance that you’ll be going to sleep anytime soon. Well yes, we have a routine to help you relax and catch up on your sleep game.
Practice an Electronic Fast
Televisions. Computer monitors. Tablets. Smartphones. Dumb phones. Children’s toy computers. Kindles. The Apple watch.
If it gives off electromagnetic radiation in the visual spectrum, it’s a screen. An article in Psychology Today, suggests all the screen time detunes and stresses the body clock, brain chemistry, and reward pathways.*
To counteract this tech exposure, we suggest the following;
Create a Sleep Ritual
An hour before bedtime, start the fast. Avoid screentime, grab a book, brush your teeth and prepare for bedtime. Head to the bedroom to unwind, make sure that you avoid too much stimulation and create your sleep ritual to train your mind that sleep is coming.
Action flicks and too much TV can create a lot of ‘noise’ and stimulate the brain when it most needs to wind down. Listen to mediation music and consider one fo those rain fountains to calm the senses.
Lavender; Nature’s Chill Pill
Lavender immediately quells the senses, relaxes the mind and allows the body to welcome sleep. For centuries this essential oil has been known to settle the mind. Now is no different. Wrist rollers and essential oils can be used to apply oils to the neck, beneath the nose, by ear lobes and on the wrists to prepare for sleep.
Meditate Before Bed
We’re sharing our own Sara Quiriconi’s video to help you Meditate to Help You Sleep.
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