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7 natural remedies to help you sleep better (and recommendations to promote sleep)

7 natural remedies to help you sleep better (and recommendations to promote sleep)
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5) Try relaxing baths

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A bath to which add certain relaxing ingredients will help you to relax. The body, finally able to release tension, will fall asleep more easily and night wakenings will be far fewer, if not completely eliminated.

Here are 4 mixtures which work wonders for a relaxing bath:

  • Hops or wheat bran
  • Lavender essential oil and coarse sea salt
  • Rosemary and lemon balm
  • Basil, chamomile, marjoram and ylang ylang essential oils.

6) A scented pillow or pyjamas

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By fragrancing your pyjamas or your bedclothes with flowers, plants, or carefully selected oils, you can increase your chances of falling asleep and getting a peaceful night’s rest.

The best possible choices for such uses are: 

  • Chamomile
  • Eucalyptus
  • Orange blossom
  • Hops
  • Skullcap

7) Spray or diffuse relaxing fragrances

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Aromatherapy is commonly recommended for people who have trouble sleeping. It may involve using incense or essential oils in a diffuser. The pleasant fragrances will calm your mind and help you fall asleep.

Which fragrances should you choose? You have plenty of options, you simply need to choose your personal favourite:

  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Mandarin
  • Marjoram
  • Lemon balm
  • Sandalwood
  • Rose
  • Valerian
  • Ylang ylang

Bonus tips: our healthy sleep recommendations

  • Avoid alcohol or coffee after dinner (and eat light and healthy meals in the evening, of course).
  • If possible, avoid doing physical exercise at the end of the day or at night.
  • Speaking of exercise, don’t hesitate to meditate or try some yoga (you can find some great yoga exercises to do before going to sleep in this article).
  • Make sure that your bed is reserved only for sleep and sex. Avoid using it as a place to eat or watch movies and series on Netflix, and don’t ever use it for work.
  • One hour before going to bed, put away your screens. Take a mini detox from technology.
  • Make sure everything is comfortable -your sheets, pyjamas, etc. Make sure the room is completely dark and fully silent (using earplugs if necessary).
  • Keep to a good routine. Irregular hours do not promote healthy sleep and rest, as the body becomes too disoriented.

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