As we move into spring, with its longer hours of sunlight and decreasing ours of moonlight, we’re reminded that sleep and our ability to sync up with the circadian rhythms of Mother Nature is essential, if we want to stay happy, healthy and whole. Here are a few ways to upgrade your sleep routine and sleep like a baby this spring:
Go to Bed at the Same Time
We should all get into the habit of going to bed and waking up at about the same time each night and day. When we do this, our minds and bodies get into a natural sleepy time rhythm, without having to rely upon sleep herbs, medications, or alarming alarm clocks.
Treat Yourself to a Super Comfy Bed
I’ve spent far too many nights in my life sleeping on horrible beds. I’m now at an age where my body aches as if I’m thirty years older than I really am when I do. Give yourself the gift of a truly comfortable bed. Your long-term health depends upon it!
Take a Relaxing Aromatherapy Bath
Reset your nervous system while also preventing or nipping in the bud the spring flu bug with a lavender-eucalyptus bath salt soak in the tub. All you need is 2 cups of Epsom salt, 10 drops of organic Eucalyptus essential oil, and 7 drops organic lavender essential oil and voila! You have a couple servings of a relaxing bath salt soak after you stir all ingredients together and place in a glass jar!
Massage Your Neck, Shoulders, and Arms with Frankincense
Did you know that frankincense oil prevents cancer? More and more studies are proving this to be true. For this reason, I encourage you to get in the habit of making a massage oil with coconut oil (or you other favorite carrier oil) and organic frankincense essential oil. For every 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 5 drops of frankincense is good. Then, rub the blend on your neck, shoulders, and arms each night before drifting off to sleep!
May you all stay healthy and well rested during this beautiful, abundant season of Spring!
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