Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday: How I'm Sleeping

I haven't really been sleeping lately. After a week of being extremely grumpy, crying at the drop of a hat because I was so tired and being just mentally and physically exhausted, I decided to take control of my own sleep habits. 

So, as a "What I'm Loving Wednesday," I'm sharing the things I'm loving that help me sleep. 

1. Walgreen's Brand Lavender Epsom Salt: These smell so great. Epsom Salt is awesome for drawing toxins out of your body, which also makes you feel very relaxed. I'll just sit in the bath for about 15-20 minutes to relax, draw out toxins and smell the soothing lavender. 

2. Dr. Teal's Soothe & Sleep Foaming Bath: I picked this up on a whim at the grocery store on Sunday and I'm so glad I did. Along with the Epsom salts, our entire bathroom smells like a lavender field {ha!}. I also use this as a bath gel for extra relaxation. 

3. Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea: This probably does absolutely nothing for me, but I like to think it does. :) When I get out of the bath, I make this tea and sip it while I'm in bed before we turn the lights out. The smell is soothing, and apparently works as a mild tranquilizer and sleep inducer, per Dr. Oz, so I just keep telling myself it's working. 

4. ZzzQuil: Now, I don't advocate for this every single night, but when I need a really good night's sleep and don't want to wake up at all. I typically wake up 2-3 times a night anyway, so I like to use this to stay asleep. 

5. Turning Off Technology: This week I have really tried to be in bed at 9:30 p.m. so I can be asleep by 10 p.m. Putting down my iPhone and/or computer when I get in bed has really helped and, as dumb as it sounds, I haven't had any dreams about people I've seen on my Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/blog feed all week. :) 

Do you have any proven methods that help you fall -- and stay -- asleep?


1 comment

  1. A little rum and diet coke does the trick for me :-) I hope things are easing up for you!


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