A Good Night’s Sleep – Part 3

Hopefully you had a chance to try out the great tips in A Good Night’s Sleep – Part 2. Combined with the following suggestions you should be enjoying a good night’s sleep on a regular basis.

Bask in the sunshine

Enjoying the sunshine can aid in resetting your biological clock It also helps to balance your body’s melatonin and cortisol levels. How to get your daily dose? Try an early morning or lunch hour walk. 

Detox in a relaxing bath

Relaxing in a detox bath will help to rid your body of toxins and soothe both your body and your brain. You’ll also benefit from the essential oils that are used. For example, a lavender bath will bring the body into balance and help it feel relaxed.

Enjoy some chamomile tea

If you enjoy having a warm beverage after dinner try a cozy mug of chamomile tea. This naturally caffeine-free tea has a calming effect on the body.

Meditate, pray, and give thanks

Every evening at bedtime take a few deep breaths and focus on relaxing your body. Next, spend a few minutes in gratitude, prayer, or quietly reflecting on the day. Be sure to dwell on the positive moments and look forward to your bright outlook.

Use natural sleep supplements

If you’ve had several sleepless nights you may want to consider natural sleep supplements such as melatonin, passion flower, or valerian root. Just remember that these should be used for a limited time only.

Participate in full-body exercise

Working your larger muscles (like your legs) or doing an all-over body workout, will help to physically exhaust your body, making it much easier to fall asleep.

Invest in a good mattress

None of these tips will do you any good if your mattress is uncomfortable!

Experiment with weighted blankets

Weighted blankets can weigh anywhere from 10 to 20 pounds. They are weighted by beads that are placed inside the lining of the blanket and are reported to work like a deep tissue massage. Apparently the massaging action creates serotonin in the body, some of which becomes melatonin.