Our Current Healthy Obsessions: Sleep Aids
Whether we are a night owl or an early bird, sleep is something that every single person needs to thrive. We have all experienced those days following a night of poor sleep and how it can leave us feeling lethargic and a little grumpy. Our body relies on those hours at night to restore and repair itself and when it doesn’t get that our overall health is sure to suffer. Since quality is just as important as quantity we’ve all made an effort to make the most of our sleeping hours with the addition of our favorite sleep aids.
When I am tense, stressed, or too wired I love a natural source like magnesium to help calm my body down. This magnesium and lavender bath oil is my go to because magnesium is a natural calming relief and this product contains lavender (an essential oil that promotes relaxation). Pair it with a candle lit bath and you have a night full of good quality zzz’s ahead of you!
I don’t always get the best sleep and that can really affect my mood and energy level the next day. I’ve used many sleep aids to help get the best sleep but my favorite device that has worked for me is the LectroFan white noise maker. It’s super simple to use and has two different sounds it can make. Both noises work great and really helps me fall into a deep sleep with no disturbances.
I have always been the type of person that can fall asleep anytime, anywhere so I never needed to worry about sleep aids. But when I married my night owl of a husband I suddenly started looking for ways to help him fall asleep at a decent time. Using Doterra’s Serenity Blend essential oil in our diffuser has been the perfect way to help him easily doze off each night and sleep great through the whole night.
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I am definitely the person who can’t shut their brain off at night. It has always taken me a while to fall asleep and I may or may not have a mild case of restless leg syndrome. For those nights when sleep seems elusive, this weighted blanket is the perfect solution to help relax my body and calm my mind.
I love my sleep time and a product that is essential for me to get my best night’s sleep is my lavender eye mask! I can use this hot or cold and it is scented with lavender to help with relaxation and stress relief. So if you need a better night’s sleep or just want to improve the quality of sleep I suggest giving this a try!
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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC, leading functional medicine expert, consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He received his doctorate from Southern California University of Health Sciences and post doctorate education and training in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. He specializes in clinically researching underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is the best selling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.
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