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5 Ways to get Amazing Sleep without Using Medication

  • Sue Castellino
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One of the main causes of stress, dark circles, fatigue and health issues is due to the lack of sleep. So many people nowadays don’t get enough rest, whether it’s due to pulling an extra shift at work, partying till the wee hours of the morning or just not being able to calm their mind – sleep doesn’t come easy. If you’re ready to change your habits then there are ways to actually get those recommended 8 hours a day. Here are our top 5 tips for getting a good night’s sleep without resorting to sleeping pills.

1. Turn your gadgets off

The number one reason why so many people are up till late is because they just can’t put down their phones or switch off the TV. Our gadgets actually cause us to go through sensory overload, where we’re constantly stimulated. This keeps the mind awake, making it difficult to go to sleep. So, get yourself a good alarm and turn all those gadgets off. It might be hard the first couple of days because your mind is used to your phone, but after a week or so, you will start to fall asleep more naturally and get a good night’s rest.

2. Use the right pillow

Many times, our bodies can’t go to sleep because we’re just not that comfortable. Our pillows are really vital and finding the right one can help improve sleep quality tremendously. You might be surprised to know that many store-bought pillows actually contain formaldehyde, UV inhibitors, antifungal agents, stabilizers and plasticizers – which can also contribute to the body not being able to sleep. Thankfully, there is a great solution, namely Omved’s Buckwheat Orthopaedic pillow made with buckwheat hulls and a 100% natural organic cotton cover. The fill helps the neck muscles to feel supported yet relaxed and the organic cotton which is free from any toxins or chemicals means that you aren’t breathing in anything that is bad for the body. These pillows last up to 15 years and are easy to clean.

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3. Meditate

Sometimes it’s all about switching off the mind and allowing yourself to drift off. We’re constantly on the go from the moment we open our eyes that sometimes our bodies might be tired but our minds are still busy thinking - which causes lack of sleep. If you take 15 mins, while you’re in bed to concentrate on your breathing, relax and try to stop your thoughts from going ahead, you’ll naturally feel more relaxed and ready for slumber.

4. Essential Oils

Essentials oils have been very on-trend for a few years now, their natural properties can aid with many things from allergies to acne and even sleep. Get yourself a diffuser and set it up in a cosy corner of your bedroom. Use Omved’s NIDRA Sleep Well Diffuser Oil, that is enriched with Valerian, Spikenard, Geranium and Lavender. The oils from these ingredients have been known to possess safe sedative like qualities that can put you into a deep needful sleep. This product is 100% natural and does not contain any chemicals, making it potent enough that you don’t require a lot of the oil to feel its effects.

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5. Relaxing nighttime routine

Don’t just hop into bed thinking you’re going to get to sleep. The whole point of getting into bed at night is to feel calm, relaxed and nurtured enough that sleep comes naturally. Do things that are pleasing and enjoyable. We suggest having a nightly routine of taking a warm shower to wash away the day's troubles followed by a lovely caffeine-free tea. Get yourself a nice book that slows down the mind and lets your imagination wander. You can also give yourself a gentle foot massage than automatically relaxes the body. Omved’s Daily Night Foot oil, not only keeps feet supple but also has Vetiver, Valerian, Ashwagandha and sesame oils that act as a sleep catalyst.

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Give these 5 tips a try, we’re sure you will see a huge improvement in your sleeping patterns. Avoid drinking coffee or caffeinated drinks 4 hours before bed if you’re prone to insomnia. Doing things that are natural and using products that are natural, will automatically aid your sleep and hopefully give you beautiful dreams!

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Sue Castellino

Editor-in-Chief for Veganfirst.com

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