As countries close borders, businesses shut down, and quarantine continues, these stressful times begin to take a toll on our bodies. Anxiety and stress has been proven to lower the immune system and increase the risk of high blood pressure or heart attack. Amidst all of this, sleep is often overlooked as a way to help the body recover and overcome these obstacles. But finding sleep can be difficult. While you may be struggling to fall asleep during these troublesome times, there are a few methods and products that may be able to help you to get a better night’s rest:
Take a Sip
There’s a reason behind the warm milk before bed tale. A warm drink can often ease the body and release endorphins. A warm cup or milk or a mug of Chamomile Tea is all you might need to signal to your body, it’s time for bed. A glass or water can also be a positive bedtime routine!
Take Melatonin Supplements
A new and rising trend, melatonin can be found everywhere from your local pharmacy to Amazon. One pill or gummy in the evening and you’ll find falling asleep has never been easier. It’s all natural, good for the body, and is a positive signal to the brain for a long, happy night’s rest.
If you don’t want to try melatonin, Kava Kava is another great option. You can buy it in powder or pill, and take a little before night. This herb has been proven to ease anxiety and boost sleep.
Mediation and Mindfulness
While sounding counterproductive, meditation or mindfulness are ways to actually handle and manage the thoughts in your head. By practicing, you will start to gather the tool set to be able to shut off your brain before bed, avoiding those late nights filled with stress!
Focusing on your breath also trains the brain to ignore the other thoughts in your head. Breathing exercises can be a positive way to center yourself and prepare for sleep.
In the age of diffusers, try using a lavender scent before bedtime. This calming scent is directly associated with instigating feelings of calm and sleepiness. Pro tip: try Silexan Lavender Oil.
While not all of these products or methods may work for you, a few of them may be able to help aid your journey with sleep. With a proper night’s rest, your immune system is proven to be stronger and you will be more prepared to handle whatever happens that day. From all of us here at the Natural Mattress Company, we wish you a good night’s rest and safe keeping. Remember to wash your hands, practice social distancing, and take a nap!