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Sleep habits that can improve your quality of life and overall health

Just as lack of sleep can lead to health risks and other negative impacts on the body and brain, getting a good night's sleep helps the body recover and prepare for another day.

With adequate sleep, you'll have the mental alertness and control over your emotions necessary to face daily challenges. Instead of compromising or attacking the body's systems, it can help rejuvenate the body and promote your overall well-being by getting consistent, quality sleep.

You may need some extra help.

Many adults have the best intentions of getting a good night's sleep, but their plans are thwarted when they can't get their brain or body to calm down. If you've done all you can to improve your sleep habits, but can't seem to get any better sleep, try some of the following suggestions:

  1. Follow a healthy diet

  2. Develop a good sleeping environment: dark, not too hot or cold, and quiet

  3. Avoid stimulants: alcohol, nicotine, caffeine

  4. Have adequate bedding – consider buying new pillows or a mattress

  5. Exercise regularly (but not too close to bedtime)

  6. Eliminate distractions: Eliminate the temptation of technology and try to avoid screens before bed

  7. Relax the body: try a warm bath or chamomile tea (not stimulating)

  8. Reset your internal clock: go to bed and wake up at the same time every night and every morning

Essential oils can help with sleep and relaxation. In addition to the above methods, there are dozens of remedies, products, and approaches that claim to help promote sleep. However, everyone is different, and what works for one person may not work for another.

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their calming properties that can help relax the body and mind. The unique chemical properties found in certain essential oils make them useful for promoting an environment conducive to sleep. Since there are a wide variety of essential oils, and each oil has its own set of benefits, people can find the one that works best for them. No two people will have exactly the same reaction to a single oil, which means that everyone can experience

to find the best one for your needs.

Everyone's needs and rituals are a bit different when it comes to sleep, making essential oils a useful agent in creating a quality sleep environment. A person can tailor each oil to their needs and hopefully find their way to better sleep.

Learn about the science behind essential oils and sleep habits here!

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