It’s the simple things that we can do that helps us get a good nights rest. Lavender is well known for its calming ability and aiding one to rest well at night. If you are not a fan of lavender you can substitute it with Chamomille, Sweet Orange or Frankincense. All of these essential oils help calm the mind and induce sleep. Here are some other things that can affect the quality of your sleep:

  • What we eat and drink (caffeine and heavy meals before bed will keep us up)
  • What we do before bed (exercising right before will keep me up, but exercising during the day helps me sleep better)
  • What we have next to our bed (bright alarm clock or night lights may disrupt your sleep)
  • Our stress level
  • Other health conditions (liver toxicity, under active thyroid, hormones, etc)