Tips to Improve SleepFebruary 18, 2020
This is a sponsored post written by me for Receptra Naturals. All opinions are mine alone.
While falling asleep can sometimes feel like an impossible task, the truth is that we have more control over the process than we probably realize. By practicing some healthy sleep habits, it’s possible to maximize the number of hours spent in slumber. Personally, sleep has never come easy for me but with the right mindset & a handful of tips, a blissful bedtime is within reach.
Consistency is key.
Going to bed at the same time each night and waking up at the same time each morning is essential. This holds true for weekends too. Waking up at the same hour in the morning (even if you didn’t sleep well the night before) is the absolute best way to set your internal clock.
Add the right supplements to your routine.
Sometimes a little help from the right supplement can make a big difference. The Serious Rest + Chamomile CBD tincture features a unique blend of natural & organic ingredients, including MCT oil, linalool, valerian root, and flavors (vanilla, peppermint, and chamomile.)
These ingredients work together to promote sleep.
This tincture really helps to calm the mind & body. It has been a fabulous addition to my evening routine.
The general recommendation is to start with one full dropper of Serious Rest about an hour before sleep. Place the contents under the tongue for 60 seconds before swallowing.
The brand behind this tincture, Receptra Naturals, is passionate about offering products with CBD for Sleep. Based in Colorado, the company controls their products from seed to bottle, focusing on quality and transparency. I absolutely love that each product contains a lot code, which when entered into their website, will provide third party test results of ingredients.
The brand is giving away one bottle of their Serious Rest to one of you. Use the widget below to enter! Good luck, friends!
Create the right environment.
To promote a restful night, keep your bedroom quiet, dark, and on the cool side (a temp between 60-75°F is generally advised.) If you have to sleep during daytime hours, make sure to use heavy curtains or blackout shades to keep as much light out as possible.
Skip electronics before bedtime.
As tempting as it may be to check social media at night, resist the urge. Don’t look at your phone, computer, tablet and TV a few hours before bedtime. Ideally there is no TV in the bedroom at all so it’s easier to avoid the temptation.
Avoid large meals & caffeine at night.
Caffeine is known to stimulate the nervous system – something we want to avoid before slumber. So say “no” to that double latte in the evening. Also, skip any large meals before bedtime- the digestion process can keep you up. A general guideline is to finish dinner several hours before bedtime and always avoid foods that can cause indigestion.
Create an evening routine.
Establishing a period of activities that help you wind down every evening can help ease the transition from day to night. For me, taking a bath, reading a book and practicing relaxation exercises all prepare my mind & body for nighttime.
Avoid anything that stresses you out.
At all costs, avoid doing any activities that tend to agitate you. Don’t do any stressful work assignments in the evening. Don’t pick up the phone and have charged, heated conversations when you should be winding down. The goal is to keep our cortisol levels – our stress hormone – as low as possible.
Don’t forget to learn more about Serious Rest here. Do you struggle with your sleep? Do you try to follow any of these tips?
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
I am actually a total PRO at sleeping. I wake up super early in the AM and work out daily so I think that helps tremendously!
That’s awesome, Gigi! Yes, getting up early every single morning is an excellent way to set your body’s internal clock.
I generally sleep well and we have a regular routine of early to bed early to rise. I do get stressed out sometimes so this tincture would be helpful in those situations.
Having a regular routine is so important. If you try this product, let me know what you think!
These sound great. I sleep fine, but my husband can have issues. I’ll have to look into this for him.
Glad to help, Amber. Adequate sleep is so important!
This sounds like a really amazing product. I have to look into giving it a try.
I really need to create a routine and stop looking at the t.v. or my phone before bed. I hate that my work gets pushed back into the late hours after the kids are asleep. I know I’m not sleeping like I should be.
I agree that avoiding electronics or tv before bed is bad for some people. I do use my phone up until I go to sleep and i am lucky it has no ill effect.
I want to try that supplement. I need help shutting off my brain because I’m such a night owl with anxiety.
Great tips to improve sleep which we really have problems with . Love to try the CBD for bedtime too.
It’s nice to know there are products out there to help you sleep. I also agree with you on skipping electronics before bedtime. That can be really helpful. I usually read before bed.
I used to have horrible insomnia mostly because I have Restless Leg Syndrome, but now that I have that mostly under control I’m finally sleeping well.
I don’t really sleep well at night. I think this will be helpful for me!
I am guilty of using my phone before bedtime. But I have a bit going on that makes it super hard for me to get to sleep at night. Chronic pain makes it difficult to fall asleep 9 times out of 10. I know that I need to make a few changes and eliminate things that are preventing better sleep.
I have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. I am a mess. I have added 5 mg of melatonin but this tincture sounds so much better. I entered!
I am really be needing these useful tips! I have trouble sleeping sometimes and it’s not really a great expereience. Thanks for sharing this.
Thanks for the sweep.
I definitely avoid caffeine at night. I only drink a cup of coffee in the morning and I have an evening routine too. Great tips!
I go to bed around the same time every night and wake up in the morning to work out, so sleep has been good to me lately but in the past, I have struggled. Consistency really is key.
Sleeping can be my enemy sometimes. I will do anything I need to to get some good sleep!
I have been suffering from insomnia, so I need to try this to see if it helps me sleep better
This would be great. I have trouble sleeping a lot.
I wish I could find something that would help me sleep! I’d love to win this and give it a try!
These seem like good tips to make falling asleep easier. I used to have trouble sleeping, but once I started having kids, that stopped for the most part. I remember how frustrating it was to not be able to sleep, especially if I had something big the next day.
This sounds like a great product. My husband could use this product! He suffers from insomnia.
My daughter wanted something similar. She’s pregnant now though, so she is naturally sleeping a lot.
Sleep is so important to help people be successful in whatever they’re doing. I, personally, really love using essential oils to help me wind down and fall into a productive sleep.
This sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the intro to this product. Can’t wait to try.
Thanks for the chance.
This seems really great, and I love those pjs!
It seems like something I could use now. Not using medication.
All great tips. I myself love my sleep. I likedark quiet and cool conditions. I don’t have any sleep supliments but would like to try CBD, I occasionally drink hot herbal teas that relax. I like listening to old-time radio mystery shows and magnesium or Epsom salts when I am sore.
I need this I am very stressed and am having trouble sleeping
These are reasonable tips to get some good sleep, Jennifer. Thanks for sharing about the Serious Rest supplement, it will help insomniacs. One of my good friends told applying a few drops of Lavender oil on her pillow helped her relax and sleep better. I prefer to keep the room dark while I sleep.