One third of Americans are not getting enough sleep each night and this lack of sleep contributes to our immune, cardiovascular and overall health.
Here is an astonishing fact...36% of our lifespan is spent sleeping. That's about 25 years spent asleep or over 9,000 days. (source: doTERRA ONE convention 2016)
If this is our reality, then why are so many people experiencing too little or not enough restful sleep? I'm not sure of the answer, but I am sure that it's time to create more self-care moments, commit to it and make a change. This stuff matters - it's our health.
I'm certainly not a sleep expert, but I am in tune with my body and can tell you that when I don't make an effort to follow my nightly routine and prepare for sleep, it's impacted (and now more than ever through pregnancy). Some nights I move my body and others I soak in warm water, but no matter what I try to make it a constant.
How is your sleep and what would you like to improve? Can you commit to a nightly routine for the next three weeks to get your body, mind and spirit ready for bed?
Here are a few ways to help prepare for sleep:
1. Minimize light exposure and screen time 30 min before bed
2. Keep meals regular and not too close to bedtime
3. Avoid afternoon caffeine - try an inversion or an essential oil boost instead
4. Avoid alcohol or sedatives to induce sleep
5. Create a ritual or routine to wind down each night - join me this Sunday in Denver to create your own!
6. Diffuse calming essential oils in your bedroom, like Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Serenity and Vetiver
Commit yourself to finding more sweet dreams -