Are you a napper? There are days when I wish I was. Early mornings, late nights. Too much coffee and not enough sleep makes it really hard to function the next day. I forget things, lose things and my train of thought is scattered. Hard to get anything done when I can’t remember what I am supposed to do. Often I struggle with sleepless nights where I can’t for the life of me shut my brain off at the end of the day. Overwhelmed with what the previous day was or wasn’t. Bombarded by ridiculous thoughts that keep my mind awake.Did I remember to turn on the dishwasher? Is the dryer on? Do the kids have a field trip in the morning I forgot about? What little ones will be at my
Did I remember to turn on the dishwasher? Is the dryer on? Do the kids have a field trip in the morning I forgot about? What little ones will be at my day home in the morning? Then I worry about not being able to fall asleep or sleeping through my alarm. When I was a kid I used to read to quiet my mind until I fell asleep with the lights on and dog-eared book in my hand. When I was in college I just gave up. What’ the point in tossing and turning in bed, I just flicked on the tv and watched hours of infomercials. I’m not into sleeping pills to try and catch a few extra zzz’s and even though I would love to take a nap in the middle of the day, that’s is out of the question.
When I was a kid I used to read to quiet my mind until I fell asleep. I’d pull the blankets up over my head and with a flashlight on and dog-eared book in my hand. Now it has the opposite effect. I can’t put the book down until I know exactly what happened and where the storyline is going next. When I was in college I just gave up. What’ the point in tossing and turning in bed, I just flicked on the tv and watched hours of infomercials. I’m not into sleeping pills to try and catch a few extra zzz’s and even though I would love to take a nap in the middle of the day, that’s is out of the question.
When I was in college I just gave up. What’s the point of tossing and turning in bed, I just flicked on the tv and watched hours of infomercials? I’m not into sleeping pills to try and catch a few extra zzz’s and even though I would love to take a nap in the middle of the day, that’s is out of the question.
Have you ever thought about what exactly happens while you sleep and how important it is for you? Did you know there are actually some techniques to get the best sleep possible? Whether you hit a full REM cycle or take a ten-minute catnap, we think it’s important to understand what goes on in your sleep.
A study done by Consumer Reports says that 68% of Americans struggle with sleep at least once a week. That’s approximately 164 million people. For Better Sleep Month being this past May, Lessa’s mission was to reduce this number and show us exactly what happens while you sleep.
Don’t you wish we could just catch up on all that lost sleep later?
Catch more zzz’s with these easy fixes…
* Create a restful sleeping environment. Dark, quiet and cool work the best for me!
*Take a warm bath and Change into your comfiest PJs.
*Make a cup of tea or heat up some milk and honey.
*Hide your alarm clock and ditch the cell phone.
*Put on socks or a warm sweater.
*Read a book.
*Turn the thermometer down.
*Lightly spray Lemon and Lavender linen spray on your pillow.
This Easy Homemade Lemon & Lavender Linen Spray will make your sheets, towels and home fresh smelling with a recipe for organic air freshener.
Which is perfect for your entire home!
Easy Homemade Lemon & Lavender Linen Spray
What you’ll need:
- 30 Drops of Essential Oils … (15 drops of Lemon & 15 drops of Lavender)
- 3 oz. Rubbing Alcohol or Vodka
- 1.5 cups Distilled Water
- Spray Bottle
- Funnel (or mix in a glass measuring cup for easy pouring)
- Mix 3o drops of essential oils to 3 oz. of rubbing alcohol or Vodka into a glass. (Either will work.) I used 15 drops of lemon oil and 15 drops of lavender oil.
- Add 1.5 cups of distilled water to the mixture.
- Pour into a spray bottle.
Shake the bottle before each use.
What tips and tricks do you use to get a good nights sleep?
I would love to hear them in the comments below!
I have no problem falling asleep, its staying asleep that is a big problem. WIll definitely try these out for sure
I love the recipe for the linen spray. I have those ingredients right now, and my oldest was having trouble sleeping last night so I’m totally going to mix some up!
Kimberly C. says
I really should read paper books more often before bed rather than screen time. I used to do that to help me sleep as a child and teen and young adult too. I miss it! These days getting to deep sleep is hard as husband snores. It is making me nuts as of late. I worry for him, it can’t be helping him function either! -sigh- He weirdly started snoring when he went to Iraq the second time and hasn’t stopped since. At least he doesn’t have PTSD! Counting my blessings!
I want to make that linen spray! It sounds so nice! I really enjoyed the infographic about sleep!
Star Traci says
struggle with sleep, too. I had the exact same college experience. I hated tossing all night so I got up and cleaned or watched old movies or read but my body can’t handle that twenty years later. I will try the oil because I would love to sleep deeper.
That infographic is really cool by the way.
Carrie Chance says
I have everything needed for the linen spray and I am almost out of the spray we have. thank you for the recipe
Brandi Crawford says
This a really great post. I love that you provided informative scientific information. I really need to try out essential oils. I keep seeing so many benefits.
Stephanie Jeannot says
Here is an idea. Try meditating your way to sleep. Focus your mind on sleeping and you will sleep because you’re mind is centered there.
Socks always help me too! I love the idea of having warm tea with honey. The spray sounds wondeful and I bet it is just the scent needed for a restful sleep.
Nice tips for getting some much needed sleep. I don’t usually have trouble falling asleep, but lately I have been waking up at 3am, which is very annoying. I will have to try a scented diffuser.
Lois Alter Mark says
Sleeping has become much more challenging as I’ve gotten older. I’m going to try the essential oils because I can see how they would be relaxing and a great way to remind my body it’s time for sleep!
Laurie Floyd says
Reading always puts me right to sleep and I love my diffuser by my bed with lavender essential oil! A warm bath is always helpful too!! Love your tips!
Rebecca Bryant says
I am all for a little lavender tea before bed. It really is relaxing. I haven’t tries the aromatherapy but here it is a very good way to relax and unwind,