For many of us, falling asleep and staying asleep can be a challenge. All that tossing and turning throughout the night can leave us feeling not only mentally and physically exhausted but extremely frustrated. A lack of sleep (less than 7 hours a night), has been linked to weight gain, anxiety and depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, reduced muscle memory and a very frazzled mind. Quite often, a lack of sleep is the reason why you are struggling to reach your desired health goals and perform at your peak.
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It's All About That Zen Environment
Create a calming environment. Set the scene and make your bedroom a peaceful place where you feel calm and relaxed. Your bedroom is for two things, rest & romance. It is not a movie theatre or a music/dance studio so allow it to become a space where your body and mind instantly know it's time to unwind as soon as you set foot into this space. Dim the lights, diffuse a calming blend of essential oils (lavender, lemon balm, and cedarwood are all great), and make sure it is warm and cosy. I find changing my bed linen often actually helps with my sleep. What is better than getting into a freshly made bed with the smell of clean, fresh sheets... Ahh heaven.