I think once you become a parent, the big joke is that you never have a good night’s sleep again, even when your child is an adult! I can relate to this as a new mom, and I’ve tried so many different natural sleep remedies that I know how frustrating it can be.
A few tips:
- Go to bed! You know what I mean-stop watching Netflix or surfing the internet; get to bed at a reasonable hour
- Turn off all electronics at least 30 minutes before you go to sleep-that will help you relax
- Have a notepad by your bed to jot down anything that pops into your mind at night so you can take care of it later
- Try essential oils in a diffuser, my favorite brand is Young Living such as lavendar or peace & calm
Here are my top 3 picks:
Dream by Uncorked: They combine a powerful blend using Valerian, Passion Flower, Chamomile and other calming herbs that will improve your sleep quality. I like this one because it isn’t so strong that you can’t continue usage, but you do get great sleep. I don’t wake up groggy and I love the ingredients.
Bach Rescue Sleep: Of all of my choices, Bach is the most gentle as they use flower remedies. You can either do the tiny gel caps or a spray. You do have to experiment with how much you need but this is definitely the least intensive.
Gaia Sound Sleep: Gaia has the highest quality and purest ingredients of any company I’ve ever seen, and because of that, the product is pretty intense. It even says on the bottle to take it no longer than a month. So I would use this for those nights that you really just cannot sleep, but otherwise I would go with the others.
We know that sleep impacts stress levels and stress levels impact sleep. Supplementing with gentle herbal remedies is the way to go!
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~by Kimberly Olson