You’ve heard it a trillion times. Sleep is important for optimal health including proper hormone function and cellular regeneration. As a busy traveler, career woman, business entrepreneur, and caregiver getting enough sleep is as much as a struggle for me as figuring out what’s for dinner! So I thought I’d drop a list of some natural options that have helped me or my friends over the years (besides my #1 option which is to incorporate essential oils into your life) so you too can get more rest in your life.
Magnesium Oil I’ve definitely suggested magnesium as a natural option to address migraines but it’s an often overlooked option for sleep support. This naturally occurring mineral is important for so many functions including reducing stress and increasing your sleep! What I’ve found is that like many, I’m super deficient in this mineral and since our soil is depleted of adequate levels of magnesium and things like water filtration have eliminated this from our water we are all in need of more magnesium than we know!
One of the fastest and easiest ways to magnesium oil is through the skin as it can bypass the digestive system however some people prefer supplements taken internally. If you are one of the few that have tried this option and noticed you’re more alert at night then this isn’t the right fit for you.
Here’s a quick overview of how it works:
- breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds
- hold your breath for a count of 7 seconds
- exhale forcefully through the mouth, pursing the lips and making a “whoosh” sound, for 8 seconds
- repeat the cycle up to 4 times
The struggle for a good night's rest is real, especially for the busy, on the go female. Consider committing to one or all of these options and see what if anything benefits you to get some more Zzz’s!