Coffee keeps you awake and so does nicotine in cigarettes. Stay clear of these stimulants at least 8 hours before sleeping. If you are very susceptible to caffeine, avoid tea too. Here are some natural stimulants to calm the body down for a good night’s rest. Apply some lavender onto bedsheets and pillows as lavender scents has been proven to help your body relax. If lavender isn’t your favourite, try Lemon Balm, Rose, Valerian or Chamomile essential oils. If you’re adventurous, try a combination of scents. That way, your body is fully prepared to sleep properly for a more productive next day.
A night of deep, quality sleep is one of the keys to sustaining your energy levels for the next day. Like Diandra, our busy work and life schedule might not allow us the luxury of having 8 full hours of sleep every night, but hopefully with these tips you will be able to elevate your quality of rest. After all, it’s the little changes that count to the big picture.