Are you getting enough sleep?
For most of us, the answer is probably no. Here’s how to get more rest.
We started Saje because we didn’t feel good about the state of our health, including our sleep. When traditional pharmaceutical methods weren’t supporting our overall wellness, we looked for another way. What we found was the powerful benefits of 100% natural essential oils. When we used them to create blends that address issues related to sleep, a whole new way of approaching wellness was born.
Without enough sleep, our bodies can’t keep up with the demands we place on it, and yet, getting adequate rest can seem like an impossible task. Fortunately, there’s things we can do to get the rest we need.
Create a routine
We’ve all done it: rush through our task list well into the evening, then flop into bed and hope our brains turn off and we fall asleep. When our overstimulated brains are still in an active mode, sleep can be hard to come by. Give your mind an opportunity to slow down by creating an evening routine.
Set your bedtime and your alarm for the same time every day, and allow for at least eight hours of rest in between going to bed and getting up. Start your bedtime routine in the same way every night by making a cup of herbal tea, soaking in a warm bath or a simple routine that helps you wind down.
Try adding a calming essential oil blend to your ultrasonic diffuser (Tranquility and Unwind are good options), misting your pillow with Sleep Well or Lavender Mist to access the benefits of calming ingredients like chamomile, lavender and vetiver. Our aromaOm Ultrasonic Diffuser is small enough to fit on a bedside table and will release a gentle mist while you doze off (and it turns off automatically when it’s out of water.
Move your body
Sometimes when the day ends, we have been sitting for eight hours or more, staring at screens or stuck in traffic. Moving your body - whether that’s a walk around your neighbourhood or an intense spin class - can release energy in your body and help you physically prepare for rest. If you feel like you’re low on energy during the day, skip the coffee and roll on the plant-based support of our Energy Revitalizing Remedy, or add the uplifting power citrus to your diffuser with Liquid Sunshine Diffuser Blend. The portable aromaRoam Ultrasonic Diffuser can move from your desk to your car, giving you access to revitalizing essential oil blends whenever you need them.
Don’t run on empty
When we aren’t on top of our body’s basic needs like drinking plenty of water and eating nutritious food, our minds are in a state of stress. Staying on top of your eating patterns and hydration levels can keep your body calmer throughout the day and make falling asleep at the end of the day that much easier.
Get up a little earlier to eat breakfast, set a timer to drink a glass of water every hour and eat a healthy dinner at least two hours before bed. Your body will thank you by drifting off to sleep more easily.
Leave technology at the door
The science is in, and screen-based technology is out - of the bedroom, that is. Interacting with our phones, tablets and laptops in the hours before bed disrupts our brain’s ability to transition from day to night. When we check Instagram one last time before turning off the lights, we’re doing more harm to our sleep than it might seem.
Turn your phone to silent and charge it in another room so you won’t be tempted to check social media or email or text messages, or anything else that might keep you awake for longer than you’d like. Instead, plug in aromaCloud Ultrasonic Diffuser for a gentle light and a cool mist full of the healing power of plants.
Set yourself up for daily success by eating well, moving your body and accessing the calming, soothing benefits of essential oils. Discover our sleep-aiding oil blends and diffusers online (we ship worldwide!) or head into one of our locations across North America. We’re here to help you sleep better.