We all know the feeling- that exhaustion and overwhelming sluggishness that is the result of a bad night’s sleep. With the unfortunate ability to impact our whole day understanding your sleep schedule is absolutely essential, so eco18 decided to put together a list of some of our favorite ways to ensure every night is a good night of z’s!
1. Aim for a 7-9 hour Snooze: according to numerous studies, the average adult requires 7-9 hours of sleep per night for our bodies to function at their best. So we recommend figuring out your schedule and manipulating it to fill these requirements. If you are naturally an early riser, try moving your nightly routine up a little bit so that you can head to bed a little earlier.
2. Test Essential Oils: Essential oils are all the rage right now, and for a reason! Scents like lavender and peppermint are great at calming you down and getting you ready for a restful night. Try rubbing some lavender oil on the bottoms of your feet to experience its maximum effect!
3. Consider Silk Pillows: As extra as it sounds, investing in a good set of silk pillowcases can make a world of a difference. Extremely beneficial for your skin, silk pillows reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles- not to mention they are naturally hypoallergenic meaning they will resist dust or allergens that many cotton pillowcases cling onto. Beauty rest at its finest.
4. Benefits of Rain: A sleeping cliche at its finest. But a cliche for a reason nonetheless! The sound of rain is something people have sworn by for a better nights sleep for years and ears. By falling asleep to the sound of water, or to a sound machine mimicking the sound of rain, actually triggers our brains to process the noise as something that symbolizes non-threatening situations. Some also claim that it is similar to the sound of a womb, which by nature relaxes our bodies and encourages deep sleep.
5. Try to Eat an Early Dinner: As delicious as a nice big meal is, nobody likes the feeling of going to sleep uncomfortably full and bloated. Not only does eating earlier in the night stimulate weight loss, it boosts your REM cycle quite drastically- meaning longer and sweeter dreams.