To those who sleep like a log, how do you do it?
On rare occasions, I would tend to fall into deep sleep when I’m feeling exhausted from work, jet lag, babysitting duty or when I’m feeling unwell, it’s the waking up in the middle of the night to pee or sleeping on a bad mattress (when staying in hotels), and being hypersensitive to noise and light, wrecks my day the next morning. I don’t keep a clock and watch that tick-tocks in my room either, phone is set on flight mode and the alarm at 7am. These are not symptoms of anxiety or any psychological issues, I’m just a light sleeper who fidgets a lot in order to sleep comfortably, I’ve had this sleep issues all my life since I was a young kid and I don’t believe in taking sleeping pills to solve with sleep issues. Insomnia is mean.
|| My Go-to Natural Sleep Aids That Work To Improve Sleep ||
Here are some my favourite sleep remedies which I find super helpful, something natural to knock me out for a better night’s sleep.
Holistic Silk Eye Mask – I’ve mentioned the eye mask on the blog and Instagram a dozen times. I won’t sleep without it and they’re my ultimate travel essential for sleep deprived traveller. The silk eye mask is filled with natural dried loose lavender flowers, perfect for stress free sleep.
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, and This Works Deep Sleep Stress Less roller-ball – I keep them by my bedside table or a travel-sized sleep kit in my toiletry bag. A few sprays on a pillow is all you need, the lavender scent is so soothing and calming, it’s like you’re sleeping on a cloud.
Healing crystals from Mysteries – I’ve only just started introducing healing crystals to my sleep routine after doing lots of research online. I managed to get some crystals from Mysteries, the shop staff gave me handy advice and tips on where to place the crystals, cleansing on full moon, pros and cons, and the like. I’m using rose quartz (polished and raw), red aventurine, howlite and amethyst, next to a bedside table. I had good nights and bad nights with amethyst, with it and without it, there were times I get vivid dreams and nightmares, sometimes I get up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat or a sudden jolt when I feel a sharp pain in one of my thighs, like someone pinching my skin really hard. Hmmmmm.
Elemis Exlixirs Sleep and Calm Bath/Shower Gels – I always shower before going to bed, been doing this routine since I was a kid, who would want to sleep in a bed and covered in the dirt, sweat and grime of the day? I love Elemis’s Life Exlixirs collection, they work better than any other sleep bath products and they smell incredibly soothing and relaxed, calm and sleep are my favourites. Highly recommended.
Jujube and honey tea – Jujubes are commonly called sweet red dates (or Chinese dates or Korean dates) found in Asia. I brew the dried fruit as a tea with hot water, mix with Manuka honey tea and a sprinkle of dried goji berries, they’re one of my favourite health tonic teas, great for the skin, hormones, and sleep. Jujubes are available in Asian supermarkets.
Easehold Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser from Amazon – When I’m in desperate need of sedative sleep, I’d use the aroma diffuser. I just add a few drops in a blend: lavender essential oil, orange essential oil, frankincense essential oil and peppermint essential oil. Most of the ultrasonic aroma diffusers are silent but you can hear very low hum and trickling water while the device is being turned on, for the hypersensitive-to-hearing me, sleeping in dead silence is a luxury, so ear plugs is a must for undisturbed sleep.
Handpicked organic lavenders from Hitchin Lavender Field – No pesticides! I have bunches of them at home, in the living room, bathrooms, kitchen, bedrooms, hallway, and at my sister’s place as well. It’s fine, takes me time to get used to the pungent smell, they’re pretty less intense now. I keep a small pot of lavenders on my bedside table, I’d add a few drops of lavender essential oil to keep the scent fresh when I remove the lid, great alternative to aroma diffuser.
If you have any suggestions or recommendations for natural sleep aids, please leave your comment below.