Thursday, January 18, 2018

A Bedtime Ritual for Better Sleep?

Can a bedtime ritual actually give you better sleep?  Studies show that Americans are sleep deprived, working harder and longer hours than ever before.  That cuts into our sleep time - or more specifically, cuts into our restful sleep time.  Here are some ideas to help prepare for a good nights sleep before you head under the blankets.

1.  Take a hot bath.  Put a few drops of lavender or sweet marjoram essential oil in the bathwater to help relax and calm your body and mind.

2.  Drink a cup of hot chamomile tea.

3  Spend time meditating on comforting scriptures, thinking good thoughts or dwelling on good things that have happened that day.  Avoid thinking about plans for tomorrow.

Now you can slide in bed under your comforter all prepped and ready for a peaceful sleep all night long.

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