I love sleep. But there's nothing more frustrating than climbing into your cozy bed, ready for a great night of sleep, only to find yourself staring at the ceiling at 2 am, willing yourself to go back to sleep. The tossing and turning, doesn't help as the minutes continue to click by toward morning.
I don't know about you but as I've aged and hit peri-menopause, sleep has become less predicable. There was a time not long ago where I'd wake up every night at the same time, and then toss and turn for hours, trying desperately to fall back asleep.
When morning finally came, I was completely exhausted when I dragged myself out of bed.
As I've worked on my own sleep over the years and incorporated different tools that have helped me get a good night's rest, I wanted to share them with you.
Stay off all electronics for at least 30 minutes before you go to bed. When we're constantly connected, it's hard to shut off our brain. Read a book, mediate, listen to soft music, so that your body and brain become primed for sleep.
Drink a cup of soothing tea. One of my favorites is here.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine before bed.
Make your bedroom a soothing respite. Use candles, aromatherapy, soft music to set the tone for sleep.
Utilize a natural sleep aid like Livology Sleep (this has literally changed my life). You can check it out HERE
I recently found a brand of products that I have fallen in love with. Not only are they made of the highest quality natural ingredients, they actually work.
Today, when I woke up, I realized in the last two weeks of taking Livology Sleep, I have slept through the night every single night! This hasn't happened in years.
By stopping the vicious cycle of sleep deprivation, the days of waking up exhausted and foggy are a thing of the past.
This has worked wonders on my stress level, as well as my mental health.
If you're tired of being tired all the time, I'd love to hear what tools from above your going to try and if they work for you.