Tips and tricks to make bedtime a better experience for you and your family. After all, sleep is sacred.
A good night’s rest is incredibly important. Research and studies have shown that getting regular, quality sleep can help improve your overall wellbeing. When I get good rest, I feel great the following day, I can think better, and I’m not cranky! Good sleep also aids with health issues like blood pressure and blood sugar. Some essential oils aid the body in releasing melatonin aka the sleep hormone. They can also calm nerves, relieve stress, and relax the mind.
BEST OILS FOR MUCH NEEDED ZZZs YOUR BODY NEEDS
Lavender, Frankincense, Vetiver, Stress Away, Cedar Wood, Sleepyize, Peace & Calming, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Roman Chamomile, Tranquil
HOW TO USE OILS AT BEDTIME
15 minutes before you go to bed, diffuse Lavender in the bedroom and continue to diffuse 2 to 3 hours while sleeping. You can also add a drop (or two!) to the palm of your hand and rub on your pillow or apply oil, neat or with a carrier oil, to your wrists or the bottoms of your feet before sleeping.
FOR THE LITTLE ONES
This former mombie can attest to the awesomeness of essential oils. When my son Miguel was a baby, I used to bring (or wear!) him with me, 24/7. Then in 2016 when I was introduced to essential oils, I tried it with my son, it was like magic!
30 minutes before the little ones go to bed, wind down by diffusing Peace & Calming. You can also help your little one’s muscles relax with a massage using Lavender and coconut oil. For babies in their cribs, apply a drop of Sleepyize or Gentle Baby to the crib sheets or swaddle and create a dreamy atmosphere by diffusing one drop each of Frankincense, Lavender, and Tangerine.
FOR MOM AND DAD
Before going to bed, take a relaxing bath with a Lavender bath bomb or essential oil. You can wind down by diffusing Frankincense paired with a 15-minute meditation or your favorite book. One crucial tip to getting great sleep is to reduce screen time at night. Studies have shown that exposure to your screen can affect your internal body clock and throw off your circadian rhythm. Sleep with a soft white noise and a cool temperature.
Got some bedtime tips that work for your family? Share them in the comments section.
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