"Beauty sleep" really is the best medicine, cheapest spa treatment and is so valuable for your overall health. In this day and age, it is so common for people to sacrifice sleep for other things. It's so easy to chug a coffee or buy an energy drink and depend on caffeine to give us that fuel we need when really we just need to give ourselves more rest! Here's tips for the best night sleep.
Getting your full night's worth of rest is beneficial to your heart, weight, completion and mood. Sleep can help your memory, help you cut down on inflammation and bloating and help eliminate the feeling of stress. Requirements for sleep vary from person to person, but it tends to be 7-9 hours total, and kids and teens need even more sleep than that!
I am personally guilty for cutting back on sleep for other activities. My job as a flight attendant can also sometimes make it hard to get an appropriate amount of sleep. We all have stuff going on and it can be hard to buckle down and get to sleep!
Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp
I've mentioned this in a previous blog post, but this lamp's soft glow seriously puts me in the mood to relax! I got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond, but I've found them on Amazon as well.
Seriously. Do yourself a favor and always have a pair of earplugs by your bedside. You don't know how many little sounds you can hear until you're wide awake at two o'clock in the morning. I use these especially because I don't have the quietest neighborhood!
I keep one in my purse at all times, actually. I'm glad I do; I recently stayed in a hotel where the night lights were a part of the wall and you couldn't turn them off! I like it to be totally dark when I sleep.
Lemon and Hot Water
I try to stay away from anything containing sugar before bedtime, so this is my ultimate drink of choice! It also helps sooth my throat and calm me down.
This stuff will save your life and it's only around $4 a bag! I use it not only for baths, but I love to make a body wash out of it and rub it on my skin. I opt for lavender scented.
Clear Your Mind
I love to find a quick yoga tutorial on YouTube when I'm feeling awake enough to handle it and I focus on my breathing. You can also try meditation to rid your thoughts before sleep.
Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
I use a lot of lavender and it always does the best job at relaxing me. I especially love the smell of a good scented lavender candle!
How do you best prepare for a good night's sleep?
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THE BLOGGER: EMMA CRANE
Emma is a part-time contributor at FashionablyFrank.com, bringing her love for travel and exploration. Since graduating from The Evergreen State College (Washington) in 2013 and living in London, England for almost 1.5 years, she is now a flight attendant with a major airline. In her spare time, she enjoys embroidery, travel + breakfast food.