Has anyone else been having major issues getting to sleep lately? It seems like no matter what I’ve tried, I just can’t relax and get a good night’s sleep. I feel like I’ve tried everything but nothing is working. I’ve even looked up the Amerisleep bed details to see if a new bed would help me get a few winks at night. But, I’ve stumbled across something that’s actually worked! Luckily for me, I have been sent a mailer a few weeks ago that couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m sharing with you today my Tips for a Better Nights Sleep.
I’ve had to work on it over the last few weeks and seemed to have finally hit my own little sweet spot (get your mind out of the gutter, I mean with my sleep!)
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I know everyone is dealing with this whole epidemic in different ways and one of the ways I’m coping is by sharing. Sharing fun and colorful printables that people can use during this time, delicious and easy recipes that can be made without having to run out for complex ingredients and tips like these today on how to handle things, or at least how we are and what is working for us.
In our mailer we got:
- Dr. Teal’s Soothe & Sleep with Lavender Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution
- Hyland’s Calms Forté
- Sonorest Sleep Tones
- Eye Mask
First, I need to say — hot baths are my jam. I try to have one each and every night. It relaxes me, calms me down and gives me 10-20 minutes in peace by myself. So, getting a big bag of Epsom Salt was something I almost cried over because let me say; self-isolation isn’t fun, and it seriously plays with your emotions when you are someone like me who works from home and does basically everything at home – and getting out even just once a week was something I needed to keep my sanity.
When doing all my online ordering for grocery delivery I completely forgot to think of myself, so this whole mailer is bringing me life right now, and Sonorest is basically my best friend right now.
Want to get a better night’s sleep? Let’s go!
- Wear comfy clothes/pajamas/t-shirt to bed. I can’t stress enough how important it is to wear proper clothes to bed. Giving your body a rest from tight clothes and restrictions helps keep you comfortable and is a big helper when it comes to keeping me calm. Additionally, I have heard that some people like to make their bed as comfortable as possible by using a Dakimakura pillow for comfort and support. These pillows are believed to be useful for a good nights sleep, so it might be worth looking into them.
- Have a relaxing bath before bed. This is something I have done for many years. It soothes, calms, and relaxes and using Dr. Teal’s Soothe & Sleep with Lavender Pure Epsom Salt Soaking Solution brings a whole new level of comfort. If a bath doesn’t help you unwind, there are other methods to help you destress. While not for everyone, some people find cannabis products to be relaxing. You can visit this website for some more infomation.
- Sounds. I’m used to a fan in my bedroom every single night but recently ours broke. I hear my teen up in the middle of the night, I hear the cats playing in the living room and at 6 am I hear when people start to get up for the day even when I’m not ready to. Sonorest Sleep Tones minimizes these other sounds while as it will help to block out the constant ringing in the ears that Tinnitus sufferers can help with. It also has 3 sound spectrums, tones, and volume. To help you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed.
- Avoid sugary foods and drinks. Sugar and caffeine should be avoided at all costs after dinner. Not only will both keep you up but sugary drinks will make trips to the bathroom more frequent, who can sleep when you get getting up every hour?
- Keep the room dark. My room is extremely dark but when the teen is up and about in the middle of the night and turning lights on in the kitchen or living room, with our bedroom being on the main floor the light floods in. Having a good quality eye mask can help keep the light out and allowing you to sleep through any lights that may shine in.
- When all else fails. Try some Hyland’s Calms Forté. I never really tried sleep aids before but let me tell you Hyland’s Calms Forté — it’s saved me a few nights and helped me get a much-needed rest I needed, all night long.
Well, there you have it! My tips for a better nights sleep. All of these work for me, but again I sometimes just can’t shut my brain off so it takes a bit for me to be able to fully relax at night. During this really stressful time, try the tips above to see if get any relief and are able to get a better night’s sleep. Even one night will make a difference.