Updated: Oct 12, 2020
I know that many of us are struggling to sleep recently so I wanted to share a few of my favorite supplements and general advice on what I personally do. I hope these work well for you. I haven't been endorsed by any of the companies below.
I personally use these products because they work for me.
Before I start, I know a lot of my sleepless nights happen when I have watched too much news or read many negative articles online.
Maybe cut that out for a bit too.
Give your mind a little peace.
1. Vital proteins x Poosh - Pink Moon Milk Collagen Latte
This tea mix is fantastic. My body does really well with small amounts of Ashwagandha and Melatonin which are both in this mix.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic. It works great if you suffer with stress and anxiety.
If i'm ever having trouble sleeping, I will make a mug full of this mix with water and it will usually kick in around 30 minutes later.
This is of course a great "beauty sleep" product as it contains collagen which is fantastic for your nails, hair and skin.
I have an in depth blog post about Ashwagandha here. It is completely natural. Isn't it amazing what mother nature has provided us with? I have found that Ashwagandha works well when I take it after 6pm rather than first thing in the morning.
Link here: https://www.alishaunleeshd.com/post/what-is-ashwagandha
3. CBD oil
Cbd oil has been a game changer for me. I really do believe that cbd oil calms my anxiousness so i take it almost daily. CBD has a calming effect on your nervous system. Please do not mistake it for a sedative effect because they are two very different things. Cbd generally just calms your nervous system making it easier to sleep at night.
To read an in-depth post on cbd oil, click the link below.
4. Calming TV shows before bedtime
Try not to watch anything heavy before bedtime. Watch something light. For years and years, I have watched calming cooking shows to help me sleep.
Nigella Lawson's cooking shows always help me sleep. The twinkly background and her soothing voice put me in a zen zone for sure haha I can't lie.
I feel the same watching The Great British Bake Off too.
image from telegraph.co.uk
5. Make sure you are tiring yourself out during the day.
Of course you're not going to sleep well if you haven't used your energy.
- Use your mind energy to read or do an online course.
- Get creative with paint or even play doh (soothing sensory exercises)
- Move around
Knowing that over the last two days I haven't slept well. I have planned to have some moon milk before bed and watch a little Nigella before bed.
Sleep well friends,