Whether you have chronic insomnia or, given the recent times (and the added stress of the unknown), are now suffering from irregular sleep patterns (join the club), we’re exploring different ways to potentially promote a better night’s rest. These are certainly not meant to “cure” insomnia—you should speak to your doctor if you’re experiencing severe symptoms—but rather act as remedies to help soothe yourself into a blissful slumber. Read on for eight ways to sleep loose and sleep deep.
Thanks to Poppy Jamie (founder of mindfulness app, Happy Not Perfect), who posted this adorable Instagram video, we’re giving this method a shot. Before you go to bed, fill a bucket with cold-ish water and a handful of salt and soak your feet for 5-10 minutes to help alleviate stress and anxiety.
Try falling asleep to guided meditations. With the help of our in-house life coach, Ryan Haddon, we’ve curated an amazing meditation playlist.
If you haven’t already, introduce our Vital Proteins x Poosh Pink Moon Milk Collagen Latte into your nightly routine. The blend of ashwagandha, magnesium, and melatonin is the perfect mix to help relax your mind and ease into a stress-free reset.
Take advantage of your tub (if you have one) and draw a nice bath filled with salts and more of our DIY healing treatments.
Explore sleepy-time oils, like this one that Kourt’s BFF and Poosh colleague, Sarah Howard, swears by.
Diffuse our Saje x Poosh blend, filled with a euphoric mix of rose, lavender, and grapefruit that will soothe your senses and help you enter a chill state of mind.
If guided mediation isn’t your thing, we also have an amazing good night playlist set with peaceful tracks that will help slow your heart rate and your breathing, allowing your mind to follow suit.
Keep your phone in a different room. Mobile phones emit infrared light, and as Dr. Simoné Laubscher, naturopath and founder/owner of Rejuv clinics in the UK and UAE, shared, “It cannot be seen by the naked eye, but the pineal gland will register that light and secrete a very low level of melatonin, suppressing your immune system.” While blue light glasses are a great way to protect yourself from blue light pollution while using your devices after dark, you’re still affected by this damaging light source while you sleep.
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