Good quality consistent restful sleep – you can’t beat it!
Despite sleep being one of the things we came into the world with an embodied understanding of, so many people struggle with their sleep.
Lack of good quality sleep impacts our ability to focus, concentrate, be creative, manage our emotional responses, motivation levels, insight, memory and decision making and much more.
Here’s what you can do to help!
1. Create a sleeping oasis
Keep your bedroom tidy and clutter – free. A messy bedroom may impact your ability to relax – calm bedroom, calm mind! Scents such as lavender, ylang ylang and bergamot stimulate the olfactory nerve, which sends signals to parts of the brain responsible for emotion, relaxing the body via the parasympathetic nervous system.
2. Add Magnesium into your daily intake
Magnesium is like magic! Responsible for more that 500 different biochemical functions in the body, magnesium is a pre curser to serotonin (happy hormone) and melatonin (the sleep hormone). This means if there isn’t enough magnesium in the body it will impact the production of these vital hormones. There are at least 11 different types of magnesium you can take! Therefore we recommend getting your supplements from a local health food shop where you can chat to a specially trained assistant for advice on which brands to purchase.
3. Be mindful of sleep trackers
Designed to help with sleep, some people have actually developed an unhealthy link with sleep trackers. Some people are loosing sleep because of their pre occupation with what the data is telling them and fretting about the types of sleep they are getting. The best indicator of how well you slept is how you feel!
4. Talk to your partner
One of the leading causes of sleep deprivation is your partner! Particularly partners that snore, fidget, have sleep apnea or hog the duvet! Chat to your partner about how you feel and explore what you can do to both get good quality restful sleep.
5. Switch off from work
If your brain is still churning over the day and you are caught in your head it’s likely you will be keeping the brain wave in high range beta – which is the stress response. Look at ways you can climb off high alert and wind down from your day such as journaling, yoga, breathing exercises, or going for a walk.
6. Use guided meditations and hypnosis downloads to lull you to sleep.
Utilise one of these hypnosis downloads and meditations which can soothe, relax you and having you sleeping like a baby in no time!