How to sleep better at night naturally
How to sleep better at night naturally you ask ?! Need a good night sleep ?! There is nothing worse than that hot and stuffy feeling when you’re trying to get to sleep. Whilst there can be many reasons your tossing and turning, these are 7 simple hacks to get you to sleep better, quicker.
7 hacks for a good night sleep.
Time to upgrade your bedsheets?
Nature always knows best, and when it comes to your sheets and bedding, it should be the same. Natural fibres are hypoallergenic, odour-resistant and wick away moisture a lot better than any synthetic fibres can. The sheets from The Sheet Society are made from 100% Long Staple Cotton fibres that haven’t been through any harsh chemical treatments. Like a nice wine, Cotton fibres soften wash after wash so they get even better with age (but really, we’ve never been able to keep wine around long enough to compare!)
Sounds quite obvious, but you wouldn’t wear the same outfit for more than 2 weeks in a row so why would you sleep in sheets just as long?
We all love the look of indoor plants and studies have shown that having plants indoors can actually help improve your sleep, concentration, happiness, energy levels and overall health and wellbeing. This is mostly thanks to their ability to remove carbon dioxide from the air which can cause fatigue and increased levels of anxiety. My absolute favourite plants (easy to look after & pretty to look at) are: succulents, cacti, fiddle leaf figs, happy plants and devils ivy. Most of these plants can be found in your local nursery or Bunnings.
Add some magnesium!
Taking a magnesium supplement or spray (I love this one from The Base Collective!) will enhance the bodies natural relaxants and help you get to sleep faster.
My naturopath (Tia Miers) got me onto melatonin and I honestly haven’t looked back since. I take a natural spray each night under my tongue.
Note: Please consult your doctor /naturopath before buying some melatonin – the one I buy is a spray which is naturally derived.
Turn on ‘night mode’
If I have to bring my laptop to bed, I make sure I have the ‘night mode’ function switched on, along with my phone. At night, our brain gets confused by being exposed to this “sun like” light, which means your brain will stop producing melatonin (the hormone that gives your body that “ok it is bed time” signal). The blue light plays a huge role in disrupting our circadiam rhythm so say goodbye to a good night sleep if your like me and love watching movies in bed.
it’s easy, just google how to switch your laptop and phone onto night mode.
Shut it out, literally
I am a huge fan of silk eye masks – I travel with mine and find it really helps get a good night sleep blocking out any light that prevents me from sleeping. By morning, mine always finds its way off my head and into the bed, so I wake up with the sun (and my soothing alarm clock).
I love oils, and I religiously put calming oils like lavender on a tissue and tuck it under my pillow, or I simply diffuse calming oils before bed time.
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