You probably know the feeling. You came home from work feeling dead tired. After dinner and spending some quality time on Netflix, you can’t wait to lie to your bed and go to sleep. Finally, you are in your bedroom. You crawl in your clean and beautiful bed.
Your head hits the pillow. And…and what?? What’s going on?? Oh no, not again! You can’t fall asleep! It doesn’t matter how hard you try but you just can’t sleep. You start to think. Then to overthink. And before you know it, you are wide awake and angry because you are getting up early in the morning and you are spending your time lying awake and staring at the ceiling.
The other, and not much nicer, scenario can be falling asleep like a baby but waking up in the middle of the night unable to go back to sleep. You end up reading, watching TV or scrolling your phone only to get up early in the morning, completely not ready for the day ahead of you and with big, huge dark bags under your eyes.
Insomnia is common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. You may still feel tired when you wake up. Sleep is as important to your health as a healthy diet and regular physical activity. Whatever your reason for sleep loss, insomnia can affect you both mentally and physically. People with insomnia report a lower quality of life compared with people who are sleeping well.
Obviously, if insomnia makes it hard for you to function during the day, see your doctor to identify the cause of your sleep problem and how it can be treated. If your doctor thinks you could have a sleep disorder, you might be referred to a sleep center for special testing.
But, sometimes the main problem is inability to turn your brain off and because of that you toss and turn all night. Our fast-paced modern lives with endless distracting screens and daily stressors have caused an epidemic of sleep loss.
It’s always a good idea to turn off all of your electronic devices before going to bed, and turn off all your modern distractions, but a nice, warm, calming bath filled with mineral salt and essential oils aids in calming the mind and body.
This bath salts recipe combines Dead sea salt known to detoxify and cleanse the body with essential oils, rose crystals, and lavender buds to create a luxurious bath soak. Dead sea salt contains 21 minerals in total – calcium, iodine, potassium, and zinc in addition to magnesium help replenish the body’s serotonin levels, to relax your body and mind and help you sleep.
When you combine all that with rose crystals, lavander essential oils and wonderful cedarwood oil, you’ll get a perfect mix of ingredients to help you relax and sleep. Also, this divine mix of everything good will do wonders to your skin, nourish it and make it soft.
Relaxing Good Night Sleep Bath Salts
- 1/2 cup Dead sea salt
- 1/2 cup rose sugar (crystals) (you can buy them on Amazon)
- 10 drops lavander essential oil
- 4 drops cedarwood essential oil
- 2 drops vetiver essential oil
- 1/4 cup lavander buds
- 1 glass jar
In a small bowl combine a half of a cup dead sea salt and rose crystals. Stir to mix and add 10 drops of lavender essential oil, 2 drops of vetiver essential oil, and 4 drops of cedarwood essential oil.
Stir well to thoroughly blend. Then add a fourth of a cup of lavender buds to the bath salt mixture. Fill an airtight jar with bath salts and store until use.
Pour two to four tablespoons of Relaxing Good Night Sleep Bath Salts into a warm bath. Soak in and relax. Try it anytime if you’ve been having trouble sleeping.