Welcome to this post: 7 Habits for Better Sleeping.
The older I get, the more paramount I realize sleep is. I subconsciously used to run myself ragged. Now, I know that It’s not cool to run on zero sleep. You are only hurting yourself by sacrificing your precious hours of sleep to get things done.
When your body is out of commission for sleep, vital processes are taking place. Think: hormone production, detoxification processes & reproductive health. Also, your central nervous system gets a break from the demands of everyday life.
I realize everyone lives a different lifestyle and has different family demands, job demands, etc. But, I just want to start the conversation around prioritizing sleep. Unequivocally, you can empower yourself to reprioritize your nighttime habits so that they serve your sleep. It’s not about perfection, rather just changing the trajectory of how many of your actions support healthy sleep.
Electromagnetic frequencies & radiation around us have implications on our wellness, unfortunately. There are a few things you can do at night time to mitigate the negative implications and disruptions to sleep. A few of these habits include turning off your phone or putting it in airplane mode & shutting off your wifi.
Additionally, a way to stay continuously protected is to have Airestech devices in your home. These EMF protection devices effectively protect you from the harmful effects of electromagetic frequencies in your home. Use code FEELMOREGOODER for 10% off your Airestech order.
Specific drink ingredients such as tart cherry, chamomile & reishi can help to promote relaxation as well as recovery. Establishing a pre-bed ritual (before you brush your teeth) can truly initiate a feeling of serenity before you go horizontal.
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Mouth taping may sound crazy when you first hear about it. However, it’s simply a way to encourage nose breathing as you sleep. Although we have habitually become mouth breathers, it’s not the most optimal way to breathe. Your nose is designed primally for air filtration & oxygen uptake, while your mouth & gastrointestinal tract are mainly meant to process & assimilate food.
I keep a roll of masking tape on my bedside. It’s not a fancy way to do it, but it keeps my lips sealed while I sleep. If you want strips that are specifically designed for the use of mouth taping, check out Somnifix.
Essential oils are aromatic compounds that have therapeutic & aromatic uses to promote wellness & even specific health targets. For instance, essential oils like lavender & basil innately possess compounds that support serenity & relaxation. It’s a simple way to utilize a few of the gifts nature has given us to get you into a restful state.
I like this blend from Lacura; Lacura C – Calmness.
When the body detects light through the eyes (or even the skin!), it becomes alert and awake. Since sleep is meant to be a state of restfulness, it’s best to limit all light exposure when sleeping. Especially if you have any ambient light (even small amounts like an electronic charging), this can be very helpful.
Also, investing in black-out blinds in your bedroom can make a big difference, as well.
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Botanicals sprayed into the air & onto your pillow are another simple way to boost your sleeping environment. I love this pre-bed habit. After I spray my chosen mist, I take a few deep breaths to take in the aroma & chill out a bit.
I like this Vagus Nerve Pillow Mist by OSEA. Use code FEELMOREGOODER10 for 10% off. Also, this Palo Santo Aromatherapy Mist by Primally Pure is my favorite if I need to clear bad vibes before I go to sleep. Use code FEELMOREGOODER for 10% off. For a wildcrafted essential oil blend that you could use in a diffuser, I love the Sweet Sleep Serum by Living Libations. Use code FEELGOOD15 for 15% off.
Cannabidiols, the active compound that’s more commonly known as CBD, has been a helpful sleep aid for me. I love that it’s a natural plant compound with no side effects. It’s THC free, so there is no “high” feeling attained. In addition to ingesting a CBD oil sublingually, I like to use topical CBD lotions on my achey parts to aid recovery & mitigate inflammation/pain.
For CBD oil, I have a few in my rotation, but Biofit360 Revive CBD Oil is one of my favorites for internal use. For topical use, I like the Biofit360 Relief Cream. Use code FEELMOREGOODER for 15% off.
Other habits to support better sleep include:
-Getting off of screens at least 30 minutes before bed
-Sleeping with your electronics in a different room (turned off if you’re able to)
-Having a bed & bedding that you look forward to sleeping in (we love our Naturepedic EOS Classic Organic Mattress. Game changer for us)
Thanks for stopping by this post: 7 Habits for Better Sleeping.
Have any habits to add that have made a difference to you? I would love to read them in the comments below!