The Ayurvedic Way of Sleeping Well
Who has time for sleep anymore? You’re probably too busy struggling to balance work and social schedules that you forget to give your body the sleep it needs. Ayurveda lists rest as one of the five main pillars of health because it allows your body to rejuvenate every morning. After a deep sleep, you will feel energized and ready to start your day!
- Think positively. Keep the bad thoughts away by reflecting on the good things that happened today. Stressing yourself out before you hit the pillow will keep you tossing and turning throughout the night.
- Meditate. Sit still for ten minutes before bed to relax your body and your mind.
- Sip on something warm. Milk is known to help with insomnia because it contains L-tryptophan, an enzyme that induces sleep. Chamomile tea is also recommended because of its lack of caffeine and its ability to decrease levels of stress hormones.
- Eat a light dinner. Your body works harder to digest food. Giving your body another thing to accomplish will make it harder for you to sleep well.
- Avoid alcoholic beverages before bed. Your body must absorb the alcohol you drink. Your body can’t get the rest it needs and deserves with its to-do list growing!
- Get into a routine. Start and end your day at the same time. Your body will learn when it is time to sleep and you will have an easier time waking up in the morning.
- Exercise in the morning. Exercising increases endorphins, so if you work out later in the day, you will have more trouble falling asleep.
After following these guidelines, you’ll be well rested in no time. For more advice, click here. Namaste!