In our fast-paced, modern world, there's a secret ingredient to boosting your well-being that sometimes we can ignore: sleep! Quality sleep - and it's important to understand just how crucial it is. So, let's delve into the reasons why a good night's sleep should never be underestimated.

Sleep is the body's natural way of recharging and rejuvenating itself. When we sleep, our body engage's in a ton of essential processes, such as tissue repair, immune system strengthening, and even memory consolidation - playing a part in all areas of our well-being. 

For our physical body, sleep plays a big role in our hormonal health. When we consistently get enough quality sleep, our bodies maintain a healthy balance of hormones that regulate appetite, metabolism, and stress. On the flip side, insufficient sleep can disrupt these hormonal processes,  and over time cause imbalance and dis-ease within the body.

Our mental and emotional health is also intertwined with our quality of our sleep. When we're well-rested, we are better equipped to handle stress, anxiety, and other challenges life may throw our way. Quality sleep enhances creativity, problem-solving, and decision-making, ultimately making us better equipped to face life's hurdles and bring forward the best versions of ourselves.


Here are 6 rituals you can add to your night time routine for better sleep - Spoiler alert, it's all about calming the nervous system. ​

  1. Herbal teas can be a great addition to your evening ritual. Choosing teas with specific herbs that help to settle and calm the nervous system like Chamomile, Passionflower, Lavender, Lemon Balm, help our tightly coiled bodies unwind for more easeful and deeper sleep. If tea is not your thing, this delish Rad Sleep, Botanical Hot Chocolate may be just what you're dreaming of. 
  2. Immerse yourself in a warm bath infused with Epsom Salts. The magnesium content in Epsom Salts helps release muscular tension. Enhance the experience with calming essential oils like Lavender and Ylang Ylang – their aromas evoke tranquility in the body by working with the olfactory nerve. Don't have a bath? A few drops of essential oil in your shower will do the trick!
  3. Get those thoughts out of your head and onto the paper. If a brain that wont shut off is your trouble, journalling may just be your new best friend. Writing out the thoughts buzzing around your head will help declutter your mind making it easier to let go of the day's (or tomorrows) worries.
  4. Did you know your body still releases stress hormones in reaction to things you are viewing on a screen. Skip the true-crime shows and the likes at night so your body can let its guard down and prepare for sleep.
  5. Keep things cozy with low lighting. Lowering the lights signals to your body that it's time to wind down and start pumping out those sleepy hormones/neurotransmitters. 
  6. The big one - Spend a MINIMUM of 15 minutes prior to bedtime off of your phone, 30 minutes is optimal, an hour is even better!! But start small, aim for 15 minutes and work your way up.

There are of course specific products designed to help encourage blissful sleep though formulating with herbs and nutrients that support healthy sleep. Reach out to myself or Dani to chat about the best personalised product to support you. 


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