It’s super important to get between 8-10 hours of sleep for optimal health. However, there are times in life when stressors make it nearly impossible to do so. During these times it’s important to focus on sleep quality. Start by having a routine to signal to your mind that it’s time to wind down. Prepare for your tomorrow by meal prepping, packing your lunch or breakfast, selecting your clothing, and placing your backpack/briefcase near the exit. You’ll rest better knowing things are in order. Next, take a warm bath or shower with scents of plumeria, eucalyptus, lavender, or rosemary. Treat your body gently as you cleanse paying special attention to pressure points. Dress for bed in cool loose layers or opt for sleeping in the nude. Do not use electronic devices in bed; instead opt for reading, brief journaling, or seven minutes of mindfulness. Turn out all the lights and snuggle in for rest!

Have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Try the following supplements: Neuro Bliss/Neuro Sleep; Celestial Seasons Sleepytime tea; Peptiva Probiotic with sleep aid; warm water with lemon; warm milk with a drop of orange blossom or lavender honey. You’ll find that by improving your quality of sleep you’ll have better days with less anxiety.

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