I read another article this morning telling readers how to get good sleep—unfortunately, the author didn’t say anything new or anything that really has helped me get a good night’s sleep. A lot of us have trouble going to sleep and staying asleep all night. Truthfully, if I go to bed at 10PM and stay asleep till at least 4AM—I feel like a winner! I refuse to take prescription sleep medicine, and both melatonin and valerian give me a hangover. Here are the things I do that seem to work for me and if they help you too, well that’s terrific!
- Take calcium with minerals about an hour before bed
- Wear earplugs to bed
- Take a bath with Epsom salts or other relaxing bath salts in the evening
- Give yourself a really good foot massage at night (I roll my foot around on a golf ball that is on my thick carpet).
- Drink an herbal tea with chamomile in it (actually any herbal tea will do—it’s the relaxing ritual of having tea in the evening that helps me to unwind).
I’m not a chamomile fan—at least I didn’t think I was and it probably was because, long ago, I was buying chamomile tea bags and the brew was not appealing. Since opening Experience Tea, I’ve developed a couple of herbal tea blends with chamomile that I just love: Chamomile Coconut Bliss; NW Sunsets; and Happy Nights. The chamomile lends a sweetness to the overall taste and gives it just the right dimension. So much the better that it relaxes and helps me sleep.