Sleep doesn’t always come easy for everyone. Sometimes a hectic or stressful day can stretch into the night causing us to worry, toss and turn, and maybe not even fall asleep at all. You may long for a calming, restful sleep where you wake up feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the day. Well, keep in mind that before you head to bed, it’s good for you to have a routine that helps clear the mind and calm the body.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Ayurvedic and all natural remedies to help promote better sleep. If you give any of them a try be sure to let us know at@wellnessdivinedrink on Instagram.
Apply oils to the body
- Rub the soles of the feet with sesame oil to produce a calm and quiet sleep.
- Gently apply coconut oil to the temples and forehead to calm the mind and induce sound sleep.
Drink a calming beverage before bed
- Boil a cup of hot milk and add a touch of little honey and/or ¼ Tsp of Turmeric.
- Enjoy a cup of Chamomile tea. It’s calming effects can be attributed to an antioxidant called apigenin.
Sip on your Tezahn herbal infusions (hot or cold) and enjoy the relaxing taste and natural therapeutic benefits.
Eat sleep promoting food
- Eat a small bowl of fresh grapes before bed to help rectify insomnia. Grapes contain a treasure trove of beneficial nutrients, antioxidants, and a power compound called melatonin.
Try all-natural supplements
- Ashwagandha is a therapeutic herb which Ayurveda has used for centuries. It contains anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory effects which soothes the nervous, cardiopulmonary, and endocrine systems. Most importantly, its leaves contain a compound called triethylene glycol which naturally induces sleep. Ashwagandha capsules are usually available over the counter in Costco and other health stores.
Melatonin supplements help you fall asleep especially if you are suffering from insomnia or jet lag. These can also be found over the counter, online, and at health stores.
Take these asana postures
- Legs Up The Wall Pose (Viparita Karani) - Add a bolster under your back if you suffer from back problems. This pose should help restore balance to the body.
- Bridge pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) - This will stretch your chest, neck and spine to clear the mind, and reduce stress and insomnia.
- Corpse Pose (Savasana) - End your sequence with this pose laying on your back, palms facing up, and feet outstretched for at least 3 minutes. Focus deeply on the breath.
Be sure to hold these postures longer than usual and add a bolster and blanket to make it more restorative. For a full 10, 20, or 30 minute sequence trythese from Yoga Journal.
Learn more about Ayurveda
We hope these tips help bring you a restful and sound sleep. If you are interested in learning more about Ayurveda take a look at“What is Ayurveda”on our blog. We provide a brief overview of what it is plus plenty of info on food and nutrition.
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