Tips for Sleeping Better from The Spa at Stoweflake
Okay, Daylight Saving Time has arrived — and that is a good thing. But it does mean that an hour of sleep was “lost,” which experts say is a bad thing.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention link insufficient sleep with a host of health problems including hypertension, diabetes, depression, cancer and obesity. During sleep the mind and body has time to regenerate and repair. It is essential that we find this time to protect our vibrancy and longevity.
And since we have also just experienced Sleep Awareness Week, here are some tips for getting a good night’s sleep from Surinda Oberai Cavanagh, Spa Director at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa:
- 1. Create an evening routine and stick to it! Some things to include are warm baths, oil on the scalp and feet, reading and calming breathing practice. I recommend Sarada Ayurvedic Vata Oil.
- 2. Eat seasonally – Eat the foods that your body would expect to receive naturally. This is very stabilizing and grounding to the nervous system.
- 3. Some things to avoid in the evening are television, computers, alcohol and large heavy meals.
- 4. Herbs are helpful for inducing sleep. Banyan Botanicals “I Sleep Soundly” is a great herbal formula to take before bedtime.
- 5. A great at-home herbal remedy would be warm milk with nutmeg before bed.
- 6. Calming the mind is an essential part of sleep. Making a list of tasks for the following day is a great way to clear the brain before bedtime.
- Ayurvedic Services such as Shirodhara and Abhyanga are great ways to prepare the mind and body for sleep.