Experts recommend that adults get at least 7–8 hours of sleep every night. Unfortunately, about 33 percent of Americans are not getting the recommended amount of sleep per night, and approximately 1 in every 5 adults in the United States experiences occasional sleeplessness or difficulty sleeping.
Depriving your body of sleep has been linked to many health risks and places a tremendous burden on virtually every organ system in your body. Lack of adequate sleep affects our ability to lose weight or to maintain a healthy weight; influences how we feel, learn, and behave; negatively impacts our cardiovascular health and overall wellbeing; and can reduce reaction time and interfere with our ability to drive.
Here are three easy ways you can start getting better sleep to fuel all of life's passions and adventures!
1. Unplug from the technology
Our eyes, brains, and bodies are really sensitive to the blue light that is emitted from screens and devices. It actually tricks our brains into thinking that it's solar noon, pretty much shutting off our ability to effectively produce melatonin, the sleep hormone. You may still fall asleep, sure, but are you able to get into that really restful sleep state?
Try reading a book or meditating before bed instead and see if you notice a difference in the quality of your rest. It also helps to leave your phone as far away from your resting body as possible, to limit your exposure to EMFs.
2. Support your body with aromatherapy
The newly updated doTERRA Serenity Restful Blend has a calming and relaxing aroma that provides a unique user experience, especially for the person who is really struggling to get quality sleep. This perfectly balanced, tranquil blend can be felt immediately, transporting the user to a state of blissful repose.
doTERRA Serenity combines essential oils renowned for their ability to create a restful environment at bedtime. Apply one to two drops to the hands and inhale throughout the day to help reduce life’s daily stressors, or diffuse at night to help quiet a restless baby or child.
The addition of Cedarwood, Ho Wood, and Vetiver essential oils gives doTERRA Serenity a grounding aroma that encourages a tranquil atmosphere when it’s time to wind down.
3. Add internal support to help your body remember how to produce its own melatonin
Simply taking melatonin supplements for help sleeping can work in the short term, but you'll often need to increase your dose over time. Essential oils work differently. Essential oils work with your body's natural chemistry to create change on a cellular level. And because they're fat soluble, they can communicate effectively with our cells. It's the perfect support for your plant-based life!
doTERRA Serenity oil can be used in conjunction with doTERRA Serenity Restful Complex Softgels. Diffusion of the doTERRA Serenity essential oil blend creates a relaxing environment while the softgels promote a restful night’s sleep.
doTERRA's Serenity Restful Complex Softgels are a solution that utilizes both historically proven ingredients and the best of modern science. The ingredients in this blend help our brains to remember how to make our own body's perfect melatonin, for achieving our best night's sleep.
Getting adequate sleep is essential to recover physically and mentally from the demands of daily life. Quality sleep is vital to how you feel each and every day because it is essential to support your body’s natural recuperative and restorative processes.
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