Too many associated emotions. Especially when you’re four cups of coffee down, and it’s only 10.00am.
Rest is easier to say than it is to do. We all have lives, we all have responsibilities and quite often, it’s our wellbeing that takes the hit.
We feel your pain… deep in our soul.
Whether you’re in need of rest, or you’re at the point of deciding whether you need to swap your coffee for wine, the benefits of a good sleep remain paramount.
Getting a decent snooze does more than you think. It aids in recovery, it assists in the development of a strong immune system, and it helps with mental and emotional stability.
However, getting a good night’s rest is easier said than done. So we’ve decided to make some minor changes that can help us get closer to obtaining the rest we need.
Meditation is a great way to lower stress. It has an incredible way of bringing you back to earth, while taking you away from the world. One thing that has us sold on meditation is the fact that it can increase the sleep chemical that your brain produces. Meaning goodbye sleepless nights, hellllooo Mr. Snooze.
- Herbal Tea
Having a herbal tea before hitting the hay is a great way to get the body into sleep mode. Teas such as chamomile, peppermint and lavender taste as good as they feel. What’s more is that although herbal tea aids in sleep, it also helps to boost metabolism. It’s a win-win.
While we may not be the most flexible of humans, stretching has a way of calming the mind, reducing anxiety, and assisting in mental clarity. The positive health benefits of yoga extend beyond the physical, having specific poses and stretches that help to get the body to sleep right as our head hits the pillow.
- Setting the scene
When it comes to sleep, nothing sets the scene better than a quiet, and softly lit room with a bed that’s yells ‘jump in’. Believe it or not, our bedroom environment helps to set our biological clock. This means that our senses react to dim lights, soft linen, and cozy pillows helping to set the body into rest mode. Hello sleep!
The benefits of a good rest, relaxation and recharge are heavily underestimated. Every aspect of your life can reap the rewards of a good night’s sleep, so there’s absolutely no room to let sleep become the last ‘to-do’ task on life’s priority list.
Make the small changes, and see the big transformation.
Don’t forget to set your alarm!