5 Ways To Get A Better Night’s Sleep

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Training gurus Eat Train Love and clean-living cafe Kitchen by Food Rebel joined together for the Sleep Cure Workshop that focused solely on catching some more zzzs. Nutritionist Dominique Rauber-Musey went to find out if they had the secret to a good night’s sleep

Waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep; still feeling exhausted when the alarm goes off or feeling too wired to go to sleep at all… Nothing can ruin your day more than a bad night’s sleep. But how often do you think about to help this most essential activity? Probably never. Which, is why Eat Train Love and Kitchen by Food Rebel have just launched their Sleep Cure Workshop. After a blissful day with the team, here are five highlights that I picked out…


#1 Understand Your Sleep Pattern

First thing to a better sleep is to understand your current sleep pattern. How is your sleep quality? What are the last five things you do before turning off the lights? What is the first thing you do when waking up? I was surprised to see that I have no bedtime routine at all. Just before going to bed I still deal with what is going on in the world (mostly social media) instead of preparing my body for its rest hours. If you know what the issue is, you know how to curb it.


#2 Create A Bedtime Ritual

Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you to get ready for bed? Usually this was one hour before you actually closed your eyes. You got read a good night story or you were listening to a tape, which lulled you into your sleep. When we get older we forget to keep those rituals up because we believe there is no time for it.


#3 Make A Sleep Space

During the workshop we created our own sleep space. Whether you include some essential oils, a calming tea or let your mind wind down with some meditation – you decide what works for you and your sleep routine.


#4 Use A Lavender Pillow Mist

Studies show that the natural scent of lavender slows down your heart rate and blood pressure and puts you into a state of relaxation. If you spray some lavender pillow mist on to your bed you are more likely to sleep like a baby.


#5 Meditate On The Problem

We ended the session with a short meditation focusing on our breath. Exhaling and inhaling in a slow tempo quiets down your body and mind and definitely brought me into sleep mode. My night after the workshop was relaxing and I felt energized the morning after.

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