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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Welcome to September everyone!

I don't know where the time went but school is back in for many kids and parents are scrambling to get them back into a routine. This all takes it's toll on everyone in the family and while there seems to be a bit of chaos at the beginning soon everyone will settle down and get back into a nice routine.

Trying to relax before bedtime is hard for many people but it is really important to try to let your mind wind down at the end of the day rather than worrying about all the things you are going to have to do the next day. Worrying doesn't help anything but planning ahead can help.

Here's a few quick tips to get a good nights rest:

1. Put away your electronics at least an hour before bedtime. This includes your cell phone, tablet, television or any other electronic devices.

2. Dim your lights! Too much light interferes with sleep.

3. Do not drink caffeinated drinks at least two hours before bedtime. This includes hot chocolate, coffee and tea. Herbal teas like chamomile or passionflower tea are ok.

4. Avoid alcohol before bedtime as it can act as a stimulate and keep you awake.

5. Use room darkening blinds in the bedrooms as too much light can affect your sleep as well. 

6. Try doing some deep breathing exercises making sure to breathe with your belly. Place one hand under your ribs and make sure your belly is rising up with each breath. Take long slow breathes through your nose and out your mouth. Do this about 10 times. This actually gently massages your adrenal glands which are located just above your kidneys in your back.

7. Meditate if this is something you do.

8. Read a paperback. Alot of people find reading to be very relaxing.

9. Take a relaxing bath with added bath salts containing magnesium.

10. Knitting or crocheting are also very relaxing for alot of people.

Make sure you get lots of fresh air during the day and plenty of exercise so that when it comes time for bed, you are ready to rest your weary head.

Sleep is so incredibly important as this is the time our bodies go into repair mode. Getting to bed before 11:00 pm is also better than getting to bed after 1:00 pm as studies have shown that people actually seep better between 11 pm and 3 am. 

Sometimes we can use a bit of help when it comes to sleep and a few products that you may find helpful that are available from my store are:

"Sleep-Great" from Healthology (capsules) https://emilysholistichealthstore.com/products/sleep-great-sleep-formula

"Calm Sleep" from Natural Calm (powder) https://emilysholistichealthstore.com/products/calm-sleep

"Melatonin" there are a variety of types available (capsule, tablet or liquid)  

https://emilysholistichealthstore.com/products/melatonin-sustained-release-3mg (capsules)

https://emilysholistichealthstore.com/products/melatonin-3-mg (tablet)

 https://emilysholistichealthstore.com/products/liquid-melapure-melatonin (liquid)

"Cura Tea Insomnia" from Cura Tea (teabags)  (teabags) https://emilysholistichealthstore.com/products/curatea-insomnia

Please note that there are alot more available but I just chose a few of my favorite ones.

Just type the name in the search bar under "products" if you wish to learn a bit more on them or to add them to your cart.

Wishing you a happy new restful September!


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