How to Get Ready for a Great Night’s Sleep

How many times have you been tossing and turning in bed at night, your mind racing through everything you Didn’t get done but still need to finish.  You are thinking about work, politics, home life, your stress, an illness, anxiety…Aahhh!!!!  It’s never ending!  If we let our minds drift, we will never be able to get to sleep!  Although we may not be able to control factors that interfere with your sleep, you can adopt habits that enable better sleep.Sleep well with lizush itemsMayo Clinic Tips for Better Sleep
- Stick to a sleep schedule-The recommended amount for an adult is at least 7 hours of sleep.  Most people do not need more than 8 hours to be well rested. The important thing is that you need to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, including weekends…I know!  I can’t believe it either!

- What we eat and drink-Don’t go to bed hungry or too stuffed.  Discomfort will keep you up.  Nicotine, alcohol, and caffeine have stimulating effects that interfere with sleep.  Although alcohol might make you feel sleepy initially, it can disrupt sleep later in the night.

- Calming environment-Make sure your room is cool, dark, and quiet.  Avoid long use of light-emitting screens before bedtime.  Room-darkening shades, earplugs and fans can create the soothing environment needed to sleep. 

- Limit naps-long daytime naps interfere with nighttime sleep, so try to avoid.

- Physical Activity During the Day-Regular physical activity promotes better sleep.  Avoid being too close to bedtime.

- Manage worries and stresses-Try to resolve your worries or concerns before bedtime by jotting down what’s on your mind and setting aside for tomorrow.  Stress management such as getting organized, setting priorities, delegating tasks, and even meditation can ease anxiety.

- Contact Health Care Provider-You should contact your physician if you have trouble sleeping consistently.  “Treating the underlying cause can help the better sleep you need and deserve.Good Sleep with Lizush productsLizush Products and Preparation for Good Sleep
I myself have had problems falling asleep, what with all the responsibilities of making sure my products are being enjoyed by the customers, making sure sales are running smoothly, making sure we are on budget, my family life, my health…and the list goes on and on!  It is what everyone does, to different degrees.  But I found that my products also help in the sleep process, and so I try to establish a good schedule for bedtime, and even before.  I begin by trying to eat dinner early enough so that I am a little active around the house afterwards…with simple household chores, etc. Calming home vibe befor going to sleep - lizushMy bedroom is not cluttered…I realized early on that coming into my ‘haven’ with dirty clothes strewn everywhere, the bed not made, and products all over my bureau top was causing me stress.  Therefore, I cleaned it up and tried to get rid of excess ‘stuff’, whether it be furniture or other things.  I try not to take my phone to bed (although it’s difficult when I want to research, do emails, etc.), but I do try to limit it. Research suggests lowering the temperature from 65-69 degrees helps with consistent sleep. I have filtered out external light by having room-darkening shades. Use soft lighting if you need to wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom, as opposed to using bright lights.
I feel a good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet.  Actually, research has shown that poor sleep has immediate negative effects on our hormones, exercise performance and brain function, in general. It can cause weight gain, and increase disease risks. Good sleep can help you eat less, exercise better and be healthier overall! Having bright light during the day helps keep your circadian rhythm healthy and improves daytime energy and nighttime sleep quality. Improving night sleep - lizushAfter my dinner and chores are completed, I enter my bedroom and begin the final prep for a good night’s sleep.  I use Lizush bath bomb in the tub and settle in the water with calming music and candles.  My bath bomb is So soothing and makes me forget about all the stresses of the day.  Plus, it’s nourishing for the skin as well as the aromatherapy is intoxicatingly fragrant and peaceful!  Of course, I cannot and should not take bath bomb tub baths every day.  But pampering myself can also occur in the shower, with my shower steamers. These steamers are created with natural scents that generate a feeling of relaxation and refreshing essential oils.  After getting out of the bath, I use a small amount of my lavender body oil to nourish and revive my skin.  Another wonderful product that helps me tremendously is my Shea Body Butter Cream!  Oh my, and I’m not just saying this because it is my product!  I love the cream because a little goes a long way in rejuvenating and reviving dry dull skin.  Regular usage actually improves skin texture and boosts new skin cell regeneration!  Wow!Natural Shower Steamers - for good sleep – lizushOoooooh!  All these natural scents just automatically seem to soothe my mind from the stresses and anxieties of the day, and relax my body into a calm, relaxed state.  It doesn’t get better than this when you consistently want to have a good night’s sleep…good night!......
Better sleep – Lizush product that can be relaxing and help you sleep deep:
Bath Bombs
Lavender Bath Salts
Shower Steamers
Lavender body oil
Lavender Shea butter

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