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.
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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.
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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.
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
I always look forward to your daily posts and enjoy the information you provide. Today you told us about a product to help with sleep. I am one of those individuals that has difficulty. I also have anxiety and have been taking a prescribed medication to help with that. I went to dosist health to get more information on this product and realized that this is a drug that potentially could interact with other medications. Although this product sounds helpful I hope everyone checks with a professional especially if they take other medications to be sure this is safe for them.
yes, we should always talk to our health care provider about products especially if we take prescription drugs. thanks for sharing!
Flowers and socks 🥰. I started knitting merino wool socks while recovering from a broken foot and love to sleep in them during chilly nights as my feet sometimes ache with cold. Fresh air and sunshine, even it’s just sitting on a deck or balcony, if you have mobility issues, is a very underrated stress buster – even for kids. Adore those PJs, drool every time you wear them.
As for arthritis, and my doctor confirmed this, Omega-3 fish oil capsules work wonders to relieve inflammation. It is important to use high dose, so 1170mg works for me. Also important are the EPA & DHA levels, which should be 400 & 200 respectively. And of course, as that other lady mentioned, check with your Dr. for interactions. The Silver Lining (lol), is that it keeps my wrinkles at bay 👏.
omega-3 fish oils is so good for us! thanks for sharing.
Beth- Love your ideas but this last thought about gummies is a terrible tip. As a Dental wife who also helped part time in my husband’s practice, eating gummies directly before falling asleep is an open invitation for major cavities. Another thought is the high rate of college age cavities which is due to eating gummies and hard candy before sleep.
i will point out that dosist offers sleep drops as well which i shared today. but i will add that the consistency of these gummies is different than gummy candy and the grams of sugar that cause cavities. dosist gummies have 1.9 grams of sugar compared to 14-19 grams in a typical gummy bear, depending on the brand. as always check with your health care provider and be your own self-advocate.
Beth, I needed this post so much! As soon as I stated reading it I stopped and grabbed a pen and pad. I have suffered with insomnia for years and am trying to wean myself off of Doxcilimine. I saw my PCP and she suggested Cammomile tea as well. I am going to try every idea you suggested! I just ordered the cbd gummies, but in my haste did not read far enough, and missed out on your offered code. I will also try their Relief lotion as I also have pain in my hands.. Hey, I think I’ll order it now so I can use your code! Lol. Now, in search of silk pj’s and cashmere socks.( not a hot commodity in FL.
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