Time for a Good Night Sleep
By Terri Bonin
Sleep is so important to your health. Did you know that? Lack of sleep can turn any mom into a nightmare ~ real quick! Getting a good night of sleep will improve your mood, energy levels, and even your hormones will thank you! Sure, sure, we all know it’s amazing to get a good night of sleep BUT how do you do it? Sometimes it’s so hard to shut your brain off and just sleeeeeep instead of pondering everything you’ve ever done over the last 20 years. That’s why I’m going to give you the low down on how to get enough z’s into your routine.
…set an alarm for bedtime. Yes for BEDTIME! We’ve all gotten caught up in bingeing on Netflix and before you know it it’s well past a reasonable bedtime hour and you’re kicking yourself for not paying more attention. No more of that friend! Set an alarm to remind you to go to bed and set it at least 20 minutes before you’re going to go so that you can wrap up what you’re doing.
Next, get your hydration on! You can add some lavender vitality to your tea or water throughout the day to get you in the calm frame of mind. It’s helpful to stop drinking at least an hour before bed though so that you’re not having to get up to tinkle in the middle of the night.
Relax by washing your face with warm water and gentle products that are easy on the face. Finish off by massaging your face with some lavender moisturizer and you’ll be off to dreamland in no time.
If trying to plan your day stresses you out, do it before the day actually happens. Planning your day the night before lets your mind be free of having to think about it.
It’s better to read a book instead of being on electronics at night because your body will think it’s still daytime. I know it’s hard to think about not looking at your phone in bed but you can do it!
Finally, diffuse a blend like lavender and cedarwood in your bedroom at night to promote a good night of sleep and enjoy feeling like a million bucks in the morning!
Meet Terri Bonin, the author of 31 Days to Fit, 14 Days to Ignite Your Marriage, and Live, Laugh, Love, and Laundry. Terri’s 23-year union with her favorite dentist (her husband), has been prosperous in their prolific production of 10 darling children. She also holds a degree in nutritional counseling which seems to be most frequently used to persuade her children to eat their greens. Terri’s secret pleasure is sneaking away from juggling the daily tasks, homeschooling, and dating her husband to escape to her office to write for her own enjoyment. As you can imagine she has a LOT to write about!
*Disclaimer: The information above is based on my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Statements, products, and techniques mentioned have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.