Best Natural Sleep Remedies

It’s time to wave goodbye to counting sheep for endless hours and say hello to peaceful, undisturbed sleep thanks to these natural sleep remedies from ‘Five Minutes In The Evening’ journal.

We all know that sleep is essential for our health and sense of wellbeing, but often we forget to shift down through the energy gears in the evening, which means that our minds are still in overdrive when we get into bed and we might fall into a less-than-restful-sleep. So follow these simple tricks and sleep remedies to help aid a peaceful night’s sleep.

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1. APPRECIATE THE VALUE OF WINDING DOWN & SWITCHING OFF

You can help your body and mind out by bringing the simplest of relaxation practices into your evening routine, such as an aromatic bath or a few minutes of sitting quietly and focusing on your breath.

2. WRITE IT DOWN, THEN LET IT GO

Writing your thoughts in a journal at the end of the day encourages the mind to let go of worries, allowing you to focus on how you are feeling, decide what you’d like to prioritise tomorrow or even ask your dreams for guidance.

3. SOFTEN THE LIGHTS

Follow nature’s lead and soften the lighting in your home as the evening arrives. Allow the day that has just been to soften and loosen so that you can reflect gently and let the day ease away.

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4. REST & DIGEST

You can help your body make the best of this rest-and-digest phase by eating more lightly in the evening, and when possible having an early dinner so that you don’t go to bed on a full stomach.

5. HAVE A CUP OF TEA

Drinking a cup of herbal tea after dinner can aid your digestion as well as relaxing you before you head off to bed. Ingredients that are often used for sleepy teas include rose, chamomile, lavender, lemon balm and passionflower.

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With these 5 simple sleep remedy tips, you’ll be off to the land of nod in no time.

For more sleep inspiration, see what sleep experts in the industry have to say about winding down at the end of the day.

Content extracted from Five Minutes In The Evening: A Journal For Rest And Reflection by Aster, Octopus Publishing Group.

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