If you’re somebody that suffers with sleep stresses you’ve probably heard it all before but it’s always good to have a recap!
Evening Routine: one of the best ways to settle down is to establish an evening routine. For me most days that’s having a lovely hot bath, reading a book and having a relaxing herbal tea like our sweet dreams blend.
You could use essential oils mixed in to the bath to breathe in and calm the mind.
My favourite oil mixture is lavender, chamomile and rose.
Aromatherapy: use an oil burner to burn a relaxing blend of oils in all areas of the home as well as your bedroom. As well as the blend just mentioned, try one of these:
- Lavender and petitgrain
- Bergamot, chamomile and clary sage
- Lemon, mandarin and ylang-ylang
- Lavender, chamomile and frankincense.
All of which are renowned for their relaxing or de-stressing properties. You could use this same blend in the bath or create a relaxing pillow/room spray by mixing a few drops with witch hazel or floral water.
Meditation: meditation doesn’t have to be scary or hard work, it can be as simple as counting to clear the mind. Try a meditation app like ‘calm’ or ‘headspace’ to guide you or just try counting backwards from 500, you probably won’t make it to 0!!
Set the scene: make your bedroom a peaceful oasis of calm. Black out curtains, clutter free, relaxing colours, soft furnishings but most of all technology free! You need this space to be distraction free and not buzzing with energy. Don’t watch tv, tablets or phones in bed, try reading instead.
Before you go up to bed, try creating a calm environment in the living room too, light some candles and use soft lamps instead of the main ceiling light.
Try some of these tips tonight and let me know how it goes!!