5 Science-backed Tips for Sleeping Better and Waking Up Fresher
When was the last time you felt tired? Monday morning? After yesterday’s lunch? Perhaps you’re yawning right now!
It’s recommended to aim for 8 hours of sleep each night, but the average person in the U.S gets less than 7 hours. It’s no wonder 65% of Americans rarely wake up feeling rested and energized.
Fortunately, there are natural ways to switch on your sleepy head for the night and regain your energy in the morning. Here are 5 tips for better sleep using science-backed methods and natural remedies.
5 Tips for sleeping better (without the morning grogginess!)
- Try to wake and sleep at consistent times
As with anything, consistency is key. Sticking to a regular bedtime and wake-up time keeps your circadian rhythm in tune with your sleep-wake cycle, which helps you sleep easier and deeper.
- Be wise about your workout
Exercise is both a great sleep aid and a fatigue booster. You just have to be wise about when you do it.
Research has shown that exercise in the day can half the time it takes to get to sleep at night. Exercise too late, though, and you might be kept up by the endorphins and adrenaline. Try to exercise before sundown, and stick to stretches or walks in the evening.
- Try Sleep Deep
Packed with sleep-inducing ingredients like CBN and Full Spectrum Hemp high in CBD, Sleep Deep is our organic botanical blend crafted to prepare your body and mind for rest. Place 1.0ml under your tongue, swish, and swallow, about 30 minutes before you go to bed.
Will CBD make me tired?
Let’s pause a moment and look at why CBD is such a great sleep aid. Unlike other sleep supplements, CBD can help you relax at night AND won’t make you tired in the daytime.
It works by tackling the things sabotaging your sleep, such as anxiety, muscle pain, and tension. According to a study in Sleep Discord, 80% of people who take prescription sleep medications experience oversleeping, grogginess, or having a hard time concentrating the next day. There are no studies that suggest CBD makes you sleepy during the day. In fact, research suggests it can help you be more alert and focused.
Right, now let’s get on with more sleep routine tips!
- Use the power of pulse-points
A quick and easy way to improve your sleep is to use a calming roll-on on your pulse points, such as our Sleep Sweet Roll-On.
Pulse points are the areas where blood flows close to the skin's surface, such as the side of the neck, temples, and wrists. Applying essential oils close to the blood flow means they are absorbed faster and, in this case, help you get to sleep faster!
It’ll also help you stay asleep longer, as your pulse points heat-up throughout the night, evaporating and releasing more of the fragrance.
- Phone off, airplane mode on
When we wake up our body produces cortisol, which makes us feel awake and alert. Once the sun sets our body begins to release another hormone, melatonin, that makes us feel drowsy and aids us in falling asleep.
Smartphone and computer screens emit something called "blue light", which is a similar wavelength produced by the sun at high noon. Blue light has been shown to reduce or delay the natural production of melatonin and decrease the feelings of sleepiness.
In essence, even if your body is tired, your brain will think it's time to get up and go! Turn your phone on airplane mode to avoid any unwanted notifications and drift to dreamland in peace.
Like any wellness routine, fostering healthy sleep habits can take time and patience. That’s why we created a range of products to make it an easy and enjoyable process.
We all want to be those people who leap out of bed in the morning and are ready to take on the day and we hope these tips to sleep better and wake up fresher help you get closer to this reality. Good night and sleep tight!