5 Natural Remedies for Your Best Sleep Ever

by Lauren Paige

Everyone experiences a sleepless night every now and then, but knowing how to remedy a restless night is the key to a solid slumber. Instead of reaching for something over the counter, here are some great natural remedies that you can do tonight to help you get the best sleep of your life!

1. Aromatherapy

Essential oils have been used for centuries to promote relaxation and improve sleep. Lavender is one of the most popular soothing aromatherapy oils. However, jasmine, rose and vanilla have been known to help reduce hyperactivity and restlessness. Try adding several drops of essential oils to a bath, placing an herb sachet under your pillow, or combining essential oils and water in a spray bottle and mist on your bedding.

2. Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is an herb widely known for its calming effects. Many people find that a cup of chamomile tea before bed can help reduce anxiety and decrease muscle tension while also soothing digestion—all of which can help to achieve a peaceful night's sleep.

3. Yoga

Physical activity can drastically improve sleep. Yoga stretches, poses and calming breathing routines promote a unity in the mind and body; they may also help to reduce stressors that can affect your night routine. There are many poses that can be done from the comfort of your own bed so that you can stretch your way to a good snooze.

4. Light Reduction

Reducing the amount of light in your bedroom may be the key to falling and staying asleep.  Smartphones and tablets create artificial lighting that stimulate your brain so it can be helpful to turn them off before getting into bed. Using blackout curtains or wearing an eye mask will also help to reduce the exposure to outside light leaks.

5. Temperature Control

Keeping cool might just be the best thing for your rest. Experts say the ideal temperature for your thermostat is between 60 and 67 degrees. If your room is cool, rather than warm, it will be much easier to shut your eyes for the night, and you’ll save on your utility expenses. Using natural bedding or a breathable mattress like the EcoSleep has been linked to aiding in body temperature control as well as reducing allergens which can help to transition you to a healthier, better night’s sleep.

A healthy sleep can lead to a happier life. While there are many ways to achieve better rest, before starting any natural remedies you should always consult your doctor. If you are looking for more ways to support a goods night rest check out our Sleep Hacks at Brooklyn Bedding.