Tips To Getting A Good Night's Sleep by Karen Salkin
At the beginning of each year, we all tend to evaluate how we’re doing every little thing in our lives. And one major complaint that I always hear, and see on social media, is that nobody seems to be able to get a good night’s sleep anymore, especially in the last two years.
So after speaking to a few experts on the subject, and doing tons of my own research, and trying out every tip I’ve come upon, I’ve broken it down to these top tips to help you sleep a bit better. If you're in the category of insomniac, as soooo many of us are, I hope that at least one of them helps you.
Of course, most important of all, is remembering to pop in your ClearClub night guard. It will absorb whatever stress you experience before, during, and after what will become your peaceful sleep!
That alone will help with your zzzzs, but here are my other tips on the subject:
A) Stop looking at screens in bed!!! Even with blue light blocker glasses. It's just too stimulating.
B) Take a twenty-minute bath, bubbles optional. Don't make the water too hot,
and if you have any aches and pains, a cupful of Epsom salts will do the trick.
C) Set the mood in the room. My best tip is that, even if you think you're a person who's often cold, make sure your bedroom, (or wherever you sleep,) is far from hot. Or even warm. If you can set the temperature for around sixty-nine degrees, you really improve your chances of getting a good night's sleep. (And you get to use cozy comforters, which is always a bonus.)D) Another environment tip is to use some sort of diffuser to impart lavender oil into the room. There are big diffusers, of course, but even a small one will work. I have a big one, but have eschewed it for a small size bottle of the oil, in which you dip the little wooden sticks that come with all the sets. I swear, on the nights I
remember to use it, I sleep for much longer than on others. (Why don't I use it every night, you may ask? Because I'm usually so tired that I fall into bed, and then after a restless hour or two, I'm just too lazy to get of bed. I keep it not on my nightstand because there's no room there between the items that are next on this list!)
E) Soothe your outer self with a couple of healing accessories, such as hand cream and lip balm. Ones infused with lavender do double-duty. (Are you getting the tip that lavender is a key to sleep?)
F) Spray your pillow with products made to help you sleep, such as—you guessed it--lavender!
G) If you won't be disturbing anyone else, play some “healing music” on one of
your devices. There are tons of choices out there; just find the one that works for you.
H) My newest sleep-go-to is what I refer to as my “emotional support blanket.” It's a little weighted blanket. Mine is smallish and only seven pounds, so it's easy to just push it off to the side if it gets too heavy. But it really does feel like a hug, and helps immensely on those nights when I can't keep my mind from worrying about every little thing.
I) Experts say to stick to the same bedtime each night, but for some of us that's just impossible. So just do your best.
And, back to my first suggestion, please don't forget your ClearClub night guard. That peace of mind will go a long way to getting to sleep.