Remedies for a Good Night’s Sleep

Remedies for a Good Night’s Sleep

Having trouble sleeping? Whatever the reason, there are remedies on the market to help you get the perfect night’s snooze and leave you feeling refreshed in the morning, instead of rusty.

Deep sleep relaxation music

I’m sure you’ve read somewhere that you should turn your phone off before you go to bed as it can disturb your sleep. This is largely due to the artificial light your phone produces. However, there are benefits in keeping your phone on that can aid sleep.

There are some fantastic 1-10 hour deep relaxation delta wave sounds on You Tube to help you get a goodnight’s rest. If you just want some relaxing music, or nature sounds to help you drift off, you can select a 2-hour video on your phone and close your eyes. It can really help you unwind.

Noise reduction machines

There are noise reduction machines on the market that block out noise by replacing it with white noise. If you live on a busy street with an active nightlife, an electric noise reduction machine can help. Use sparingly as they can use up a lot of electricity.

The one in the picture below was invented in the 1950s’ to soothe babies to sleep. It sounds like an electric fan, but it’s effective at blocking out street noise. I brought this MarPac sound screen 10 years ago. It costs me £56.00.

Marpac Noise Screen

Okay, it looks dated and it doesn’t go with the decor. Thankfully, you can now buy them in black or white.

Dohm Sound Screen
Dohm Black Marpac Dual Speed Sound Conditioner with UK Plug

Aromatherapy

Your local pharmacist or health store may sell a combination of aromatherapy oils in the form of a roll-on, which you can apply to pressure points, such as the ones on your wrists.

Lavender essential oils come in a variety of forms, including plugins and sprays. Use them in your bedroom to ensure a restful night’s sleep. Apply a dab of lavender oil to your pillow.

Here is a list of other essentials oils that can help you get a restful night’s sleep:-

  • Cedarwood
  • Clary Sage
  • Bergamot
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Mandarin
  • Neroli
  • Patchouli
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Sandalwood
  • Rose

Other sleep remedies

  • Ear plugs. Unless you plan to wrap a scarf around your head at night, I would suggest using soft silicone earplugs that you can mould and shape to fit inside your ears. The spongy ones have a tendency to fall out. 
  • Massages
  • Eye masks
  • Valerian and Passion Flower supplements (Two tablets an hour before bed should do it).
  • Skip the hot chocolate and try a soothing herbal tea such as valerian,chamomile or lavender.

About SonjaH

S.K. Holder is a UK-based author and lifestyle blogger. She regularly reviews beauty products and is a major contributor to Gizuro, an SEO and eCommerce marketing site for small businesses.

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