5 Tips for a Healthier Sleep Style

5 Tips for a Healthier Sleep Style

August 16, 2018

Get Comfy

Most people struggle throughout the day, going from coffee to coffee, reminiscing of childhood nap time. Now it's time for bed and you're wide awake in the dark. From powders to potatoes, these free tips and secret tricks will help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Relieve that stress and dream on.

1) Set the mood

Paint your bedroom a relaxing, tranquil color. These colors produce a calming effect and help reduce your blood pressure as well as your heart rate. Soft light colors may also create the illusion of a larger bedroom, allowing you to feel like you can stretch out in a cozy space. Try a soft light blue, yellow, or green on your walls and get a set of sheets to match. Our Bali Bamboo Luxury Sheet Set has some great color options to match your room.

2) Cool it down

Set your thermostat between 60-75 degrees F. Everybody knows that feeling of tossing and turning in night sweats. As you rest, your body wants to lower its temperature so setting the thermostat enables this function. If you live frugally or are looking to consume less energy, set up a fan or two to keep air circulating. Many people find comfort in the fan’s white noise too.

3) Steam it out

Take a hot bath or shower before bed. The regulating of your body temperature from hot to cool helps initiate sleep. Spending time in the tub with some music and some great smelling soap or bath bombs could relax even the most tense folks. Plus there's no better feeling than getting clean and warming up in a nice big robe or an ultra soft towel to wind down from the day.

4) Spike your drink

Ashwagandha is a natural adaptogen with soothing properties reducing stress, mental fatigue, and insomnia. This superfood improves the immune system and even contains agents to benefit reproductive health in both men and women. Mix only a ½ teaspoon of ashwagandha powder with your morning coffee or nightly tea for a full night of sleep and general healthy living.

5) Don’t forget your sweets

Sweet potatoes have sleep promoting complex carbs and are oh-so delicious. They’re a great choice for dinner and their natural muscle-relaxing enzymes help your body get bedtime ready. Bake ‘em, fry ‘em, or roast ‘em- you can’t go wrong with these guys. Sweet Dreams!

 

 



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