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All-Natural Tips For Better Sleep

Relaxing Lavender And Chamomile

 

Good morning dear friends! Did you get a peaceful, refreshing sleep last night? I didn’t! I am on a healing  journey after living with chronic illness for many years, and it seems that no matter what changes I make to my diet, stress level, or how exhausted I am, I still struggle with insomnia and waking up feeling unrefreshed.

True statement-no matter how hard I try . No matter how long my day was or good/bad is was. I can be completely content and happy - can't rest/sleep

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I do not want to take pharmaceutical sleep-aids, since these just mask the problem and many times will not actually help the body get back into a normal rhythm of restorative sleep. They can also cause other side-effects and become addictive. Thankfully there are some other options. A few years ago I made some progress with beating insomnia using all natural products and enjoying some calming nighttime rituals, and I recently started making an effort to get back into the little pre-sleep routine that was working for me then. Today I am sharing the all-natural tips for better sleep that worked for me.  *This post contains affiliate links.

 

Balinese Bedtime Bath Soak: Scrub with turmeric or dry brush your body to stimulate your lymphatic system, step into a tropical tub with flowers (traditionally hibiscus blossoms) or a scented soak, and finish with an application of body oil to lock in moisture #home_spa #natural_beauty #relaxation

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About 45 minutes before bed, treat yourself to a nighttime ritual with a nice hot bath, hot (decaf) herbal tea, and good reading. You can use an all-natural bamboo bath tray to hold your tea, bath products and some small all-natural, essential oil soy candles to create a spa like experience.

One day I will have a claw foot tub and then I shall need a wooden tray like this one.

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When it comes to night time reading, books are better than tech devices. Choose something calming to read, such as anti-anxiety Bible verses or if you are really having trouble with insomnia, read something boring that makes your eyelids feel heavy! If you don’t like to read, this can also be a great time for prayer and spiritual contemplation.

 

When worry and deep concerns plague us, we toss and turn all night long — unable to sleep. But, when King David was surrounded by troubles and threats, he sang. Psalm 4:8, In peace I will both lie...

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While many people can’t bear the idea of being apart from their phone at bedtime or just can’t get into reading from a book, it’s important to reduce your exposure to the blue light from your phone. As this disrupts melatonin, the sleep hormone, you may want to invest in blue light glasses or a filter on your phone.

 

 

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A hot bath infused with essential oils is a great way to get ready for sleep. Use all natural bubble baths, bath salts or bath fizzies made with relaxing chamomile or lavender. Both herbs have calming, sleep promoting properties and have been used for centuries to fight insomnia and anxiety. Heavily perfumed, non-organic bath products with synthetic fragrance may smell good, but they can actually be full of chemicals and hormones that disrupt sleep patterns and trigger headaches.

 

Chamomile Lavender herbal tea blend ... you can easily grow this tea in your garden, even in pots ...

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Homemade Bubble Bath Recipe - All Natural, Non-Toxic

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How to grow chamomile and make tea from it

 

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You can grow and harvest your own chamomile and lavender for beauty products, cooking and medicinal uses, or you can purchase the dried herbs  in bulk.

 

Amazon.com : Frontier Co-op Organic Chamomile Flowers, German, Whole, 1 Pound Bulk Bag : Herbal Teas : Health & Personal Care

 

Frontier Co-op Organic Chamomile Flowers, German, Whole, 1 Pound Bulk Bag

 

French Lavender Dried Lavender Buds – 1 Pound 

 

 

Chamomile Lavender Oatmeal Bath Soak Recipe

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Lavender and chamomile tea is a wonderful natural sleep aid and I simply love the nighttime ritual of enjoying a small cup of this tea before bed.

Looking for a little relaxation? Our plant-powered teas can help. Calm frazzled nerves with a soothing cup of Chamomile with Lavender tea. Created by Traditional Medicinals herbalists, especially for you.

Traditional Medicinals Organic Chamomile With Lavender Tea

 

The addition of warm milk can also help promote sleep. Substitute almond for dairy milk. Almonds promote sleep and cause less digestive stress for most people.

Lavender Chamomile Latte

Lavender Chammomile Nighttime Tea

 

Just like the right pair of shoes, the right sleepware can make all the difference in your quality of sleep. If you like the warmth and comfort of pajamas but suffer from hormone or health related night sweats, try these:  Sleepy Time Women’s Bamboo Pajamas, Hot Flash Menopause Relief PJS,

Sleepy Time Women's Bamboo Pajamas, Hot Flash Menopause Relief PJS, V Neck (Large, Grey)

 

Sleepy Time Pajamas

 

Your Bed Can Be Just As Heavenly As That Comfy Hotel Bed To get hotel-worthy rest at home, keep your sleep sanctuary simple by stocking it with white and fluffy pillows, bed sheets and duvets.

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Sheets and bedding can also make a huge difference in your quality of sleep. Make sure that your sheets are made from a high quality, breathable fabric and that they are kept clean and smelling fresh. Remember to use all-natural laundry products as well.

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Nellie’s All-Natural Laundry Soda

 

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Lavender Essential Oil

 

Place a few drops of lavender on your pillow and bedsheets or spritz them with a DIY  pillow spray. You can also diffuse pure, organic lavender essential oil as you sleep.

 

This DIY Lavender Pillow Mist uses lavender essential oil for the most peaceful sleep you have ever had! This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my DISCLOSURE for more info. Lavender essential oil is often referred to the number one oil to always have on hand in your household, due to[Read more]

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If you are having trouble sleeping due to chronic pain, Magnesium supplementation can be a huge help.  When I started reflecting on what supplements I was taking when my sleep was a lot better, I remembered that my integrative medicine doctor had prescribed a high quality, (vegan, gluten free) magnesium supplement  and I was talking it regularly.

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In addition to the tips I have shared here today, the infographic below provides a few more nightime rituals for better sleep.


Infographic Design By Bed Sheets for Hot Sleepers

In closing, the number one tip I will share is to “unplug and unwind!” Technology and social media distractions will only get the brain revved up with racing thoughts. I have found it is better to put the tech away about an hour before bed.

I hope you will try out some of these all natural tips for better sleep. I do know the tea works well! How are you sleeping dear friends? Feel free to share any other sleep hints or tips that you may have. I love hearing from you!

May you have restful sleep and days full of energy and vitality!

Amber












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