Natural Ways to Catch More Zs
Just like nourishing food and pure water, sleep is essential when it comes to your health. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to shut down and get the rest our bodies need. If reading a book and counting sheep haven't helped you nod off to dreamland, consider these ways to induce sleep:
- Soak in the tub – A warm bath helps to relax your mind and body, which
can help to promote a good night's sleep.
- Sip herbal tea – While it's a good idea to avoid caffeine consumption
after lunchtime, enjoying a hot mug of herbal tea such as chamomile may help to induce sleep. Peppermint tea also has a calming effect as do lemon balm and passion flower.
- Sniff and relax with aromatherapy – some essential oils could be helpful in promoting relaxation and helping dream-land come quicker. Lavender is a popular oil to diffuse, or pop a few drops on your pillow.