Insomnia, waking up at night, difficulty to find sleep...
Many people have trouble sleeping at night and cannot get complete rest. One in two people feel they have poor sleep quality, which inevitably reflects on mood and productivity.
Sleeping well allows you to have energy to work efficiently and to be dynamic. There are solutions, such as sleeping pills, but taking them is not recommended. Some techniques are less well known, but they are not dangerous for your health because they are natural. Do you know for example the powers of lavender?
We will present you the best essential oils to sleep well but also talk about hypnosis, sports and CBD.
Coming from the same plant as cannabis, CBD is authorized by law. It is even very often used in medicine, in hospitals and sold in pharmacy. Indeed, CBD has many benefits and can act on almost all of our sufferings, whether physical or mental.
Let's talk quickly about the benefits of CBD without pesticidesIt can be used in the form of a pill, capsule, essential oil or even chewing gum. This molecule has no psychotropic effect on the body, unlike the famous drug. It can therefore be used without any danger. Scientists have studied it for many years to ensure its benefits. It has been concluded that CBD acts against cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, osteoarthritis or alcoholism.
This molecule also acts on stress and sleep, which makes it a valuable ally to sleep well. A bit like cannabis, CBD calms and makes you happier, which allows you to forget your problems, to relax your body and mind, and therefore to fall asleep easily. Consuming it also helps to have a restful sleep, therefore long and of good quality, without rupture.
The CBD ultimately acts like an antidepressant or a sleeping pill, but it is much more natural, healthier and without any side effects.
This purple flower with a strong smell is a good ally to succeed in falling asleep. It acts as an anxiolytic and helps to relax. Breathing in its scent relaxes and makes us fall into the arms of Morpheus.
A simple sachet of lavender placed under the pillow may be appropriate. Otherwise, its essential oil can be used in different ways.
It is possible to put 10 to 12 drops in the bath water to relax at the end of the day and be calm before slipping into bed. Otherwise, use a diffuser a few minutes before going to bed so that the room is well impregnated with the scent of lavender. Finally, pour 2 or 3 drops directly on the pillow on the side of the bed in order not to be in contact with but to breathe its perfume.
Lavender can also be used as an infusion, leaving the dry leaves in water for about 10 minutes. Drink the hot drink before going to bed.
Caution: Lavender essential oil cannot be used during the first trimester of pregnancy or by women who are breastfeeding.
The lavender one is not the only one advised to fall asleep easily and have a good night's sleep.
- Lemon calms the nervous system and makes the body understand that it must calm down to enter the state of sleep;
- Marjoram calms the cardiac system, and thus the body in a general way. Ideal if you feel your heart is very active at bedtime;
- sweet orange facilitates sleep, it is particularly recommended to avoid nightmares.
If it is their essential oils that we talk about the most, they can also be consumed in infusion, like lavender, or even in capsule form.
Medical hypnosis can be used for a number of reasons, including weight loss and addiction recovery. It is also a good natural technique to get back to quality sleep.
It is possible to practice self-hypnosis, on oneself, if one does not feel comfortable with a professional. This practice helps to reduce anxiety, which is the main source of insomnia. Getting help from a professional is still advisable, at least once, because he or she can understand what is blocking you and give you valuable advice.
Only a few sessions are needed. According to the experiments, thanks to hypnosis, the time to fall asleep decreases by one third and the duration of deep sleep, the most important one, is lengthened by 80%.
Hypnosis allows you to be fully aware of yourself, to forget the world around you and your problems, which calms your body and mind. By being in this almost second state, it is easier to find sleep.
Have a healthy lifestyle
A healthy lifestyle solves all problems: less illness, more happiness and better sleep.
In fact, the simple fact of exercising and eating healthy has a great influence on the quality of sleep.
It is what you do at the end of the day that is most important. It is advisable to eat a light dinner to make digestion easier. If the body is in the middle of digesting, it will be more difficult to calm it down and find sleep.
Screens should also be avoided several hours before bedtime, as they make the brain more active and again, it will be difficult to fall asleep.
Also avoid sports at the end of the day. According to scientists, the best time for physical activity is around 5 p.m., after the workday, but don't do it after 7 p.m., for the same reason as the others.
Going to bed at the same time every day makes it easier for the body to fall asleep, because it is used to it. Reading a book in bed also helps to calm you down. Finally, as mentioned above, a warm bath can relax the body and muscles so that they are relaxed and it is easier to fall asleep.