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Tips for Better Sleep

By Bettina Rasmussen
June 2023

Sleep is a sure thing for most of our lives, and we don’t think too much about it until sleep becomes a problem….. Often sleep issues come at a time of stress, worries, or emotional upset and can last until our lives are calm again. There seem to be different types of sleep issues; falling asleep can be difficult due to stress or repeated unwanted thoughts or we might feel restless; we wake up in the middle of the night or early morning and our thought prevents us from going back to sleep. In addition, there are times when we just can’t sleep, our mind is calm, our body relaxed, and we are wide awake.
The good thing is that there are solutions both with better sleep habits and supplements that help us sleep.

Some habits that can improve your sleep:

  • Be consistent. Go to bed at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning, including on the weekends.
  • Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark, relaxing, and at a comfortable temperature.
  • Play soothing music to promote sleep. Some phones have a Zen Mode that turns off distractions on your phone then it soothes you to sleep.
  • Remove electronic devices from the bedroom, such as TVs, computers, and smartphones (unless it is to play soothing music).
  • Meditate or do calming Yoga before sleep to transition to a slow sleep rhythm.
  • Avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime.
  • Get some exercise. Being physically active during the day can help you fall asleep more easily at night.
  • When you are under a lot of stress, your sleep might be affected, try to find ways of eliminating stress in your daily life. Read about the Bach Flower Remedies and how to balance your emotions with the Bach Flower Remedies at www.BachFlower.com

Supplements that aid when we are having sleep issues: Can be found at www.DirectlyFromNature.com

  • Rescue Sleep by Bach helps when you feel restless and your thoughts prevent you from sleeping.
  • Homeopathic Remedies designed to help you sleep such as; Moon Drops by Historical Remedies, Calms Forte by Hyland’s, Sleep by Helios, SleepCalm or StressCalm by Boiron
  • CBD Oils such as; SLEEP or CBD NON-Hemp by Source Pure.
  • Herbal Supplements such as; Valerian Easy Sleep or Sleep Science NutraSleep by Source Natural.
  • For Restless or Leg Cramps try Rescue Sleep, Leg Cramps by Hyland’s, Arnicare Leg Cramps or Leg Pain Relief by Boiron.
  • Melatonin when everything else fails such as; Rescue PLUS Sleep Gummies

Please note that each of us is different and might respond differently to sleep aids, for some one thing works and not for others. My suggestions are to start with Rescue Remedy Sleep and Homeopathic Remedies and if those don’t work after using them consistently try herbal supplements and finally Melatonin.

In extreme cases, you might want to consult with an Acupuncturist trained in TCM to balance your inner organs.

Sleep is important for our body both mentally and physically to help us process our day and regenerate our body and prepare us for another day. Don’t give up there is a solution for anyone.
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