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Our Guide to Sleeping Better Naturally
Personally, without my eight hours, I am not myself the next day. Without a good night’s sleep, there can be a lot of negative repercussions on the body. There is the day to day symptoms, which may appear as duller skin, a shorter temper, a short attention span, and an irregular appetite. There are other side effects, which you may not notice if you’re not sleeping enough consistently. Your hormones may be thrown off, your immune system could be weakened, and you may be more prone to heart issues. Our bodies require sleep to regenerate properly and prepare us for the next day!
Taylor, Beauty & Wellness Editor
I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but turning off your phone, computer, and TV can be a major help when it comes to getting to sleep. According to the Sleep Foundation, most of our electronics, which emit blue light, have been known to “reduce or delay the natural production of melatonin in the evening and decrease feelings of sleepiness.”
When you get into bed at night, instead of scrolling through your phone, put it on your bedside table. I like to take this time to read the book I have on the go, and usually, I fall asleep with it still in my hands!
Take A Moment
If I’m really struggling to sleep, it is usually because I have a lot on my mind. I think this is an issue for most at the moment. After I turn off my phone, I love to make my bedroom a calm environment. I like to light my Smokeless Ritual Incense in Calm by Bodha, which spreads notes of lavender, clary sage, and rosewood. Dimming the lights and lighting a natural candle can also do wonders for calming the eyes, and therefore the mind. The EYM Naturals Soul Candle gives off a lovely light from its three wicks. It’s a scent of neroli, orange blossom, and ylang-ylang that is both calming and sensual. Just make sure you put out your candle and incense before getting too relaxed!
After my environment is as calming as possible, I like to cover my eyes with my Eye Pillow by Bodha. This weighted pillow helps to release tension in the eyes and face, while the relaxing scent calms. I love using the Calm app as they have guided meditations, calming music, and more to help you clear your mind and truly relax.
Once I started investing in my bedding, I noticed a huge difference in my sleep. The organic linen collection by Arkitaip is not only absolutely beautiful but incredibly comfortable too. The collection is made from 100% European, organic linen that is made in Portugal. They are made to order too, ensuring no excess waste is created! Linen is also good for our planet and actually gets softer overtime, meaning these sheets are made to truly last.
Just added to our sustainable homeware collection is Milou Milou’s beautiful flax linen bedding. The line is crafted from end of line fabrics that would have otherwise gone to waste and is all Oeko-Tex® certified. This means that absolutely nothing toxic touches the fabric from milling to sleeping.
I’ve made getting ready for bed a ritual that calms me. Part of this ritual is putting on my ridiculously comfortable pajamas from General Sleep. I only sleep in white which is why I love this set! They are made from sustainably sourced, handwoven fabric that is a mid-weight, making them perfect for any season.
Tinctures & Remedies
I have a tincture for everything, and I find them to be a wonderful tool. One of my favourite adaptogen tinctures is the Reishi uper mushroom from Rainbo. Known as the elixir of immortality, reishi has a plethora of benefits. It is wonderful for easing a stressed mind and body, which ultimately promotes sleep.
On my bedside you’ll find the Drops+ Sleep tincture by Plant People. A full spectrum of hemp extract, high in CBD and CBN, this remedy promotes tranquil and restorative rest. I use this one specifically when my mind is racing, and I can’t seem to be able to calm my thoughts – we all have those nights.*
Another wonderful option is Plant People’s Be Calm Capsules, a daily supplement formulated with CBD, adaptogen and nervine herbs that work to modulate stress response to promote a general feeling of calm and peace of mind.*
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