Almost everyone goes through spells of poor sleep. Here are some ideas to help if you need a little extra support…
Winding down in the evening
You’ve probably heard by now how you’re supposed to avoid blue light in the evenings.
That’s the light on the spectrum of daylight which unfortunately tells our brains it’s still light out so don’t turn on our natural melatonin yet (“the sleep hormone”).
And doubly unfortunately, that’s the type of light put off by TV, phones, and ipads which people tend to use all evening long.
Best is to avoid devices in the evening altogether, especially closer to bedtime.
Second best is to use “blue light blocker” glasses in the evening. These will help block out the blue light rays so our brains get the signal that it’s time for bed.
They have some with no strength for those who don’t normally wear glasses, and then options for all the levels of reading glasses. Here are the ones I use:
doTERRA’s Serenity Restful Complex Softgels is a supplement useful for winding down and feeling more calm before bedtime. It contains Lavender essential oil, L-theanine (an amino acid that helps calm), and three plant extracts – lemon balm, passionflower, and German chamomile. Click here to order.
Sleep Accessories at Bedtime
I like a dark room – even little lights on the clock or smoke detector bother me. This is the eye mask I use, but there are a lot of choices out there:
These are some of my favorites. What helps YOU fall asleep?
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