Four Natural Ways to Induce Sleep

Four Natural Ways to Induce Sleep

I love sleep. There’s nothing better than crashing into bed after a hard days work and nodding off as soon as your head hits the pillow. In an ideal world this would be the case every time we hit the hay, but we all have days where we find it difficult to reach the land of dreams.

Tossing and turning all night is the perfect recipe for feeling tired and groggy the next day. So to make sure you get a good nights sleep, here are my top four natural ways to induce sleep:

Take a hot bath –

Having a nice hot bath is a great way to relax your muscles after a long day and the heat from the water helps to make you feel sleepy. It’s also a good idea to use a bath products with a therapeutic fragrance, it’s even possible to find bath foam with an aroma designed to make you feel ready to get a good nights sleep!

Read your favourite novel –

If a hot bath doesn’t do the trick, getting cosy with your favourite book is the another way to make you feel relaxed. After reading a few pages you’re sure to find yourself yawning and feeling ready to get some sleep!

Practice self-hypnosis –

Now I’m not talking about the kind of hypnosis that will have you walking around like a chicken. Self-hypnosis is simple and super effective when you’re struggling to fall asleep. All you have to do is lie in a comfortable position and take a few deep breaths. Then, one by one, tell yourself that each part of your body is feeling relaxed – whilst continuing to take deep breaths. Once you get into the swing of it, self-hypnosis becomes easier to achieve. These days I struggle to get through all of my body parts before I nod off!

Use a lavender pillow mist –

Lavender if the go to fragrance when it comes to inducing sleep. You can find lavender pillow mists on the high street or online through a simple google search. A few sprays on your pillow as you get into bed is all it takes to help you feel more relaxed and ready to get a good nights sleep!

Do you have any sleep inducing tricks?

 

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8 Replies to “Four Natural Ways to Induce Sleep”

  1. Grateful for any tips to help with sleeping. My insomnia is not so bad these days, but occasionally I get stuck awake. I actually find self hypnosis doesn’t help me, it seems to make me more self aware. But lavender really helps me. #bigpinklink

  2. We’ve been using essential oils and our diffuser lately to seduce the sleep into our littles. Dabs of this and that on big toes… Sleep-so necessary and so fought off by the young ones. Oy! #globalblogging

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