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Getting a solid night’s sleep and achieving the proper amount of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) directly affects the quality of your waking life. Those who struggle to fall asleep or who wake up during the night due to a busy mind can attest to the fact that any amount of sleep deprivation affects their emotional state, daytime energy, productivity, and yes, even their weight and appearance. Incorporating a few quick tricks into your daily routine and knowing which herbs and crystals to use can help one to achieve a better night’s sleep. This helps you to look and feel better as you let your inner spirit shine forth.

Sticking to a sleep schedule with a uniform bedtime and wake up time helps to regulate your body’s internal clock. It is also important to try and avoid naps, especially if one has difficulty falling asleep at night.

Evaluate your sleeping environment to ensure that you have created a great space for a solid night of sleep. Ensure that you have a moderate temperature and that there are no noises or other distractions. Some people benefit from blackout curtains, ‘white noise’ machines and even crystals beside their bed or under their pillows. Amethyst crystals, like the ones found in our Crystal Dreams Collection packs, are known to promote a restful night’s sleep as they help to quiet an overactive mind and induce calm.

Practicing a bedtime ritual that consists of a relaxing routine helps to signal the body and mind that it is time for sleep. Night time rituals that incorporate herbs and crystals are very effective for acquiring a good night’s sleep as they have specific properties that are of benefit. Herbs like lavender, chamomile and violet leaf are not only soothing to the skin, but they also assist in calming a busy mind and nervous system, which in turn helps to relax your muscles allowing you to fall asleep more quickly. Crystals such as amethyst, lithium quartz and lepidolite are also known for helping one to attain serenity and help with relaxation.

A few things to consider adding to your nighttime ritual are drinking an herbal tea at least an hour before bed, using an essential oil like lavender that can be inhaled, or taking a warm bath that is infused with herbs, essential oils, crystals, or with all three. Finding great natural products that are infused with these targeted ingredients, like the Crystal Dreams Body Care Collection, makes your ritual easier and more effective. Drawing a bath with Crystal Dreams Bath Salts or applying the Crystal Dreams Body Serum before bed allows specific herbal attributes and the properties of the crystal to work together, offering an exceptional force to help promote inner peace and a relaxed state of mind . . . which is the perfect prelude to a good night’s sleep.

Andrea S. Barone

Based in the serene Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, my passion lies in promoting a health-conscious lifestyle that synergizes with the natural world. With a foundational background in Biological Sciences and Occupational Health and Safety, my curiosity and dedication to holistic well-being steered me toward becoming a Chartered Herbalist. Driven by the ancient wisdom of herbs and their profound potential to heal, I ventured further into the realm of Organic Skincare Formulation. As the CEO and founder of Crystal Hills Organics, I craft luxurious skincare products that not only pamper and rejuvenate the skin but are also rooted in the science of nature, embodying our commitment to empowering health and beauty through nature’s healing.

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