Bedtime Ritual

5 Tricks For Getting Sleepy Faster - The Natural Way

Falling asleep isn't always easy. The more stressed out you are, the harder it can be. Here are 5 of our favorite tricks for getting sleepy the natural way. 

The body naturally slows down for sleep. You can help speed up the process by making your environment a little chilly. Read more here

The body naturally slows down for sleep. You can help speed up the process by making your environment a little chilly. Read more here

If you can't cool down your room, taking a hot shower or bath can be a great substitute option. Hot water is also great for relaxing tight muscles and releasing tension. 

If you can't cool down your room, taking a hot shower or bath can be a great substitute option. Hot water is also great for relaxing tight muscles and releasing tension. 

Bubbles - or ephemeral opalescent orbs of happy - are practically hypnotic. If you don't happen to have any around, that's ok. You can use your imagination. Breath in through your nose until your belly has expanded and is full of  air. Hold your breath for 2 seconds and lift the bubble wand to your lips. Breath out through your mouth slow and steady. Repeat the process and watch your worries float away. 

Bubbles - or ephemeral opalescent orbs of happy - are practically hypnotic. If you don't happen to have any around, that's ok. You can use your imagination. Breath in through your nose until your belly has expanded and is full of  air. Hold your breath for 2 seconds and lift the bubble wand to your lips. Breath out through your mouth slow and steady. Repeat the process and watch your worries float away. 

Pajamas are great for helping your body regulate it's temperature while you sleep, but watch out for fabrics that feel soft and silky. These are often made from synthetic fibers that can trap heat and moisture against your skin. Cotton, silk, and even wool have natural wicking properties that pull moisture away from skin and prevent claminess. 

Pajamas are great for helping your body regulate it's temperature while you sleep, but watch out for fabrics that feel soft and silky. These are often made from synthetic fibers that can trap heat and moisture against your skin. Cotton, silk, and even wool have natural wicking properties that pull moisture away from skin and prevent claminess. 

A 2005 study from the psychology department at Wesleyan University tested the anecdotal effects of using Lavender aromatherapy to enhance sleep. All of the participants in the study that were exposed to the lavender scent seemed to experience more deep-sleep (Slow-wave sleep), which lead to more vigor the following morning. 

A 2005 study from the psychology department at Wesleyan University tested the anecdotal effects of using Lavender aromatherapy to enhance sleep. All of the participants in the study that were exposed to the lavender scent seemed to experience more deep-sleep (Slow-wave sleep), which lead to more vigor the following morning. 

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