SLEEP: 8 Simple Bedtime Tricks


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1) Avoid all screen use for 2 hours prior to bedtime (TV, laptop, phone, iPad, etc)




2) Epsom salt baths: Add 2 cups of salts to tub and soak for at least 20 minutes, 2-3 times per week




3) Lavender essential oil: Apply to temples and back of neck, AND apply 2-3 drops to palms and cover your nose at bedtime. Inhale slowly several times

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4) Peppermint oil: Smell peppermint oil in the morning to help you wake up




5) Read a PHYSICAL book for 15-20 minutes before going to sleep





6) Avoid any exercise for 3 hours prior to bedtime


7) Drink ashwagandha and/or chamomile tea an hour before bedtime


8) Create a habit of going to bed by 10pm. Getting to bed by this time allows the body to have more restorative sleep versus going to bed at midnight or later.



Author: Dr. Jenna Scott, ND




Disclaimer:


This information is generalized and intended for educational purposes only. Due to potential individual contraindications, please see your primary care provider before implementing any strategies in these posts.

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