My level of my stress is inversely proportional to the sleep I get at night! 😫
The more work I have the less I feel like sleeping and I just end up feeling like crap the following day. I’m pretty sure most of us are in the same boat right? 😢
I’ve tried and tested the below 4 things/steps and it has always worked for me (especially number 1), thus I want to share it with you guys as well ❤
Number 1 – An organic, natural pill
The first time I started experiencing Insomnia was when I started working full-time, was working on my blog and pursuing my master’s degree – all at once. I spoke to mom about it and asked if I could try sleeping pills. She was strictly against it as she told me it contains harmful ingredients and may result in severe side effects (thus, I could settle for… nothing 🙄).
However, one day I stumbled upon “Sweetest Dreams” by Solgar at Life Pharmacy while I was buying some Panadol. Mom and I asked the pharmacist if these are like other sleeping pills and he explained these pills are 100% organic, have no chemicals or side effects! It’s free of gluten, wheat, artificial flavor, preservatives, etc. The only instruction: eat it 45 minutes before you go to bed.
Honestly, this pill is a blessing! 🤗 Ever since I bought this, falling asleep has been easier. However, there’s one pitfall: In general, I feel nauseous when I don’t get at least 8 hours of sleep at night, thus, if I don’t sleep enough after eating the pill, the next day is basically, sh#t!
Number 2 – If you can’t voluntarily keep your device away, switch on your ‘Night Shift’
Using electronic devices close to bedtime can make falling asleep difficult and that’s because blue light tricks our circadian rhythm (aka natural body clock), into thinking that it’s daytime. It also boosts attention and reaction times, and interferes with our bodies’ production of melatonin, the hormone that induces sleep.
If you like staying up late at night with your phone (…like me), turn on your “Night Shift” and try adjusting the scale to the “More Warm” side. The more yellow your screen is = the more discomfort you will feel and will want to go to sleep. This even eliminates the sensation of a burning cornea and will prevent lighting up the whole room, which your roomie or fam would appreciate.
To make it easier for you, schedule your night shift! I sleep around 11:00 PM on a weekday, thus, my display automatically gets its orangish hue 🙂
Number 3 – THE cream
I found out bout this cream when I was invited to a new Lush store opening here in Dubai. I’m not a fan of majority of their creams, but this cream, ‘Sleepy’ was just something else… 😐 You’ll sleep (really) 😴😴 well after dipping into this dreamy lotion, made with a gentle oatmeal infusion, calming lavender flower and comfortingly sweet tonka absolute. A rich, malty and floral perfume conjures up visions of sugar plums and hot drinks topped with whipped cream while the heavenly ministrations of creamy Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and delicate lavender water cool enrich the skin. Blanket your body in this lovely lotion before stepping into soft pajamas for snuggly nights beside the fire (that’s legit the description from their main website).
It’s comforting to touch AND apply. Don’t believe me? At least try it out when you visit the store next? Thank me later 😆😉
Number 4 – Countdown
This is the LAMEST of them all – I count from 0 to 100… backwards… SLOWLY!! 😂 Guys, I swear it works! I guess it’s so boring that I actually end up falling asleep at ease by the time I reach 0 😜
Let me know if any of the above end up working for you 😴 Happy Sleeping!!!