If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, you’re not alone! With all that’s going on, it’s natural to feel frustration, worry & other emotions as bedtime approaches. Here are my top 5 holistic ways to fall asleep faster.
Works like a charm to help you fall asleep naturally. Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate your internal clock. High relative levels of melatonin signal your body it’s time to sleep, so you doze off.
This is my go-to melatonin spray – I usually keep it in my travel bag for trans-atlantic flights, but now it’s by my bedside for nights I find myself staring at the ceiling.
End Screen Time Early
Blue light emitted from our screens suppresses melatonin and can keep us awake. Step away from the electronics at least 2 hours before bed. (Easier said then done, I know)
Blue-Light Blocking Glasses
Honestly, I find it hard to pry myself away from the phone/computer sometimes (fun stuff only – def not the news), so I wear blue light blocking glasses (about $30).
Pour a few drops of lavender or chamomile essential oil on your pillow or diffuse it before bed.
Avoid Eating Late
Ideally, finish dinner 4 hours before bed time, or at least 2, so you have some time to digest before laying down.
What other ways work for you to improve sleep? Let me know in the comments below.