Sleep is a challenge for me and I know it is for a lot of other people as well. Finding holistic ways to improve my sleep has been so important to me as I work to boost my immune system, inner-calm and overall well-being. Dr. Michael Greger @nutrition_facts_org was one of my favorite science backed with a functional approach teachers in my plant-based nutrition studies and he explains that not getting the proper amount of sleep can impact immune function - among other things.
I have experimented with a lot of different holistic sleep remedies and I wanted to share some things I’m liking right now for those of you that are also sleep challenged. Have you tried any holistic sleep help you love? I would love to hear what has worked for you!
@woodenspoonherbs Sweet Dreams tincture with valerian + skull cap has helped me sleep more soundly without the valerian hangover. I love what she is doing with herbs + holistic healing.
@badgerbalm Sleep Balm with lavender and bergamot, two essential oils with some science behind their stress reducing abilities. I rub a little bit on the sides of my neck and chest before I go to sleep.
I like it make my own oils, but @aveda Stress Complex Oil with lavender + clary sage blend really has the perfect stress reducing notes. I also like to use this on the sides of my neck and a little on my chest before bed. .
@marysnutritionals Elite Compound has been a game-changer for me with the nerve pain I’ve experienced around my face having the shingles in my eye. I also will use on my shoulders to ease muscular pain from tight shoulders - a very common place we carry stress in our bodies.
@tradmedicinals Valerian + @yogitea Lavender Stress Relief teas. I have an instant water tea pot and will add almond, cashew or oat milk and touch of honey to my tea at night for a relaxing, warming bedtime ritual.
@hms.logbook HMS Log Book which I use to keep track of my health and wellness, find patterns and make adjustments where I need to. This has been a great tool for me to see an overall picture of the mind/body connection and understand how intertwined these things are to our overall well-being.