this post sponsored by dosist health
it’s safe to say the past eighteen months have added a bit more stress to our lives than usual. all of us have experienced anxiety about our health and well-being and those of our loved ones. it’s always a good idea to have some quick stress reducing strategies on hand to help us hit the reset button. but a tried and true method to deal effectively with stress is a good night’s sleep. most of us need at least seven to nine hours of sleep each night. if we’re sleep deprived, it’s easier to become agitated and less patient with ourselves and others. but wait! statistically speaking, at least half of us have experienced sleep disturbances the past year. since sleep is directly linked to our overall health, let’s look at different ways we can incorporate good sleep even in times of stress. today, i share my bedtime rituals for a great night’s rest.
listen to your circadian clock. routine is essential, especially when catching zzzzs. it’s recommended to go to bed and wake up in the morning at the same time each day. try to go outside regularly. sunlight is a key component to regulating our circadian sleep-wake cycles. don’t underestimate the power of comfortable pajamas. silk and cashmere are my go-to’s once cooler weather arrives. while i lounge around before i climb into bed, i put on cashmere socks and a cashmere sweater to keep me toasty warm and comfy. silk pajamas keep me cool at night and regulate my temperature while i sleep.
a slumber-inducing CBD gummy that naturally lets me fall asleep has been my go-to for several years. when i take a blackberry lavender CBD+ gummy from dosist health about 15 minutes before bed, i’m out like a light and sleep through the whole night. the sleep CBD+ gummies combine cbd & cbn, plus L-theanine and magnesium. these natural ingredients make it easier to get a good night’s sleep. the dosist health CBD+ gummies are also available in a stress-melting calm formula featuring a delicious lemon balm citrus flavor.
it’s great to have options. calm helps relax the mind and body, while the sleep gummy is formulated specifically to help you fall and stay asleep. dosist health also offers sleep or calm dose drops, which should be placed under your tongue if gummies aren’t your thing. but i’m a big fan of these gummies and love both of these formulas.
can you believe i don’t have a television in my bedroom? years ago, i realized that while it’s convenient to watch t.v. in bed, it overstimulates my brain and makes getting a good night’s sleep challenging. it’s been shown that too much screen time before bed negatively impacts sleep quality. late night t.v. watching disrupts our internal clock and is associated with poor sleep. one reason i use my bedroom for only sleep.
exercise is a key component of a healthy life. but it also improves sleep habits for most people. studies show that moderate exercise and sleep are connected. but get in your daily exercise at least two hours before bedtime.
the benefits of drinking herbal tea include relaxation and help reduce anxiety and stress. did you know the relaxing properties of herbal tea can aid in sleep disorders? no wonder it’s been popular for hundreds of years. chamomile tea is a favorite of mine that’s perfect for brewing before bedtime. it’s a key component of my bedtime rituals.
dosist health also offers topical relief products that are natural pain relief for tired and aching muscles. it comes in a topical roll-on, spray, or lotion, which are all easy to use. the lotion doubles as hand lotion and truly helps ease the pain of my arthritic hands.
a big thank you to dosist health for this sponsored post. and thank you, lovely readers, for supporting the brands that allow me to bring you fresh ideas.