With all the things these days to keep us busy after work, people are finding it harder to sleep than ever. Phones, Laptops, tablets emitting blue light, or any light really keeps us up past our bodies normal time to sleep. But it’s not just that, financial pressure, job worries, anxiety,and other stresses are also a burden on people and contribute to lack of sleep. On top of all that there are the physical problems, not getting enough exercise, over eating, too much caffeine, or other stimulating activities close to bed time (late night workouts) All these things are making it harder and harder to get the recommended 8 hours.
Some of these things can compound over time, worrying leads to more worrying, late night use of devices is habit forming and life pressures leave us with little time for the things we want to get done in a day.
What can you do about it.
- installing blue light filter after sundown on devices,
- go for a morning walk,
- cut back on caffeinated beverages, and start new habits.
- Set a phone down reminder 30 minutes before bed.
- use essential oils
Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Vetiver, or a blend that incorporates many such oils like Lavender Peace (Serenity) are great for sleep routine, calming and soothing, they can help alleviate anxiety and stress. Used regularly, they can help retrain your brain to sleep. meaning you can use less over time.
doTERRA is very different from other oil companies. You will only need a small amount as these oils are in there purest form. Other oils have synthetics or other components mixed in to make them go further, doTERRA only sell pure unadulterated oils, which undergo stringent testing, the results are available online for each batch. These oils are so pure you can use them internally.
For best value some of the oils are available in this Bedtime Bliss box which includes enrollment costs giving you a further 25% off future purchases, with no obligation to purchase.