Five E’s to Better Zzz’s

Whether you have trouble getting to sleep or staying that way, sleep disruptions are more than just a nuisance. Studies show that sleep deprivation can increase the risks for major diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. Not to mention the impact on your mood and brain function.

All healing begins with adequate rest. Here are 5 exceptional tips for a better night’s sleep.


Just keeping your feet on the ground can have surprising benefits to your overall health and well-being. The simple act of standing or walking barefoot on the dirt, grass, sand or even concrete connects you to the Earth’s vast supply of electrons. These electrons help balance your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems resulting in an array of health benefits including reduced pain and better sleep. There is evidence to suggest that Earthing can help decrease stress, pain and inflammation.

Taking a walk in the yard is a quick and inexpensive way to practicing Earthing but there are also a variety of products designed to give you the same results such as Earthing mats, pillowcases and bracelets.

Epsom Salt Bath

The benefits of this old fashioned remedy actually have a basis in scientific evidence. While bathing in a warm Epsom salt bath, the body absorbs magnesium which in turn increases calm and relaxation while decreasing nervous energy and irritability. The warmth of the bath has also been scientifically proven to help you to get to sleep faster.

Not a bath person? No problem. A warm Epsom salt foot bath will work, too.

Eat Fat

While this suggestion may run contrary to our modern view on fat intake, our ancestors had it right when they used warm milk to get to sleep. The bioactive peptides in warm milk have been scientifically proven to promote relaxation as well as make your sleep deeper and more restorative.

Add anti-inflammatory properties to this remedy by whipping up a batch of Turmeric Milk.


There is a reason why we take a deep breath when we need to relax and focus. Deep breathing calms the nervous system helping to slow the heart rate, reduce anxiety and relax the muscles.

Try a basic yogic breathing technique called the Square Breath to prepare your body for peaceful slumber. Simply breath in to the count of 4, hold the breath for a 4 count, exhale to the count of 4 and hold again for 4. Repeat the process until you feel a sense of relaxation.

Eye Pillow

Surprisingly, gentle pressure on the eyes lowers the heart rate and stimulates the vagus nerve. This may be one of the more effective remedies for getting to sleep for those whose digestive complaints result in sleeplessness. The vagus nerve regulates heart rate and digestion. An eye pillow can help soothe the digestive process and increase feelings of relaxation.

Good sleep is critical for optimal health. While sleeping our bodies have the opportunity to heal and repair tissues, fight premature aging and boost immunity so try these simple tips for an amazing night’s sleep and an even better morning. Sweet dreams!

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