Do you remember when you were a kid and the sleep you had? Most of us had been outside a good part of the day riding bikes exporting the neighborhood & could have slept like a rock from exhaustion alone. But how many of us had a nighttime routine with a favorite pair of pajamas, taking a bath, having that same book read to you by your parents over an over again, the special tuck in protocol, or even songs sung by your parents as they rubbed your head and hair. How many of us do this for own kids now?
Fast forward to adulthood. Now what does your bedtime routine look? By the end of the night many of us haven’t moved much at all sitting at computers and opting for Netflix over exercise. We are still drinking coffee until late hours of the night, cramming in emails and text messages, looking at the clock and saying to ourselves one last show won’t hurt as we continue our screen time binge. Then we lay down stare at the ceiling and wonder why we can’t just close our eyes and sleep or wake up every hour once we do fall asleep. .
And I haven’t even mentioned stress yet! I am sure you can create your own visual of your life for that one😬. We are an over stressed sleep deprived nation & it is having a pretty significant impact on our health.
Stress symptoms can show up as headaches, muscle tension, pain, fatigue, changes in sex drive, gut issues, negatively impact our mood, and even you guessed it sleep problems. Long term stress can cause much more serious health issues.
Getting enough sleep not only protects our physical health but also our mental health and even safety. Studies show that sleep deficiency can alter brain function in ways such decision making, solving problems, and coping mechanisms. You know that overwhelm feeling that makes you think you are loosing it, your not it’s very real.
But what if you could make over your bedtime routine? What if you had tools to help calm and relax? Today’s BOGO deal is all about calm, rest & relaxation! Our bedtime routine: 30 minutes before bed Serenity goes in the diffuser & I give myself a little Lavender foot massage as I shut down screens & just be still or read. Bye bye stress & hello sleep!