When it comes to sleep we all know how important it is for our wellbeing but most of us (at least sometimes) have trouble sleeping. We don’t get enough, can’t fall asleep or have broken sleeps – and then there is getting a good sleep when traveling!
Whatever the sleep issue you are struggling with, below we share some of our go-to wellness products and businesses that focus on us all getting better rest. One of them may just be the magic bullet for you!
Discover Ayurveda Aromatherapy
This is the marriage between two sciences Ayurveda and Aromatherapy.
Ayurveda is a time-tested science, said to be over 40,000 years old. “Ayu” means life and “Veda” means science. It has specified ways in which Aromatics, diet, herbs, yoga and even cosmetics could help to sustain balance in our daily lives. The Indian science of Ayurveda is based on inherited genetic constitution and molecular biology, treating different body/skin types based on the 5 elements of air, water, fire, ether and earth.
Subtle Energies have been pioneers in reviving the science of using rare and unique essentials oils, long forgotten in traditional Ayurveda practices today. In Ayurveda Aromatherapy the traditional techniques and benefits of Ayurveda are combined with the added benefits of Aromatherapy and Marma techniques, using the rare and unique flora pharmacy of the Indian essential and base oils, providing a holistic sensory experience.
The Subtle Energies Sleep Support Wellness Program Kit offers an elegant and gently floral aromatherapy system that works together to prepare you for sleep and enhance your sleep quality. For optimum results they recommend following a sleep ritual at home, over consecutive evenings before bed. Learn about all the products and their benefits HERE.
The Subtle Energies Sleep Support Wellness Program won Best Wellness Product at the Spa & Wellness Awards 2022.
Try herbs, minerals, and oils
Resident sleep expert at GO Healthy, Olivia Arezzolo, explains that a good night’s sleep is essential for more than just making it through the day, but for our overall health and wellbeing too. She explains – “Sleep is crucial for our health – after just one night of insufficient sleep our stress hormone, cortisol can increase exponentially, leaving us anxious, stressed and overwhelmed”. Olivia suggests that “by incorporating natural herbs, minerals and oils into our bedtime routine, you’re certain to be on the road to a better night’s rest,”
She shares her top herb, mineral and oil recommendations for not only falling asleep, but staying asleep HERE.
Another oil that is becoming more widely known to assist insomnia is CBD. Learn more about it HERE.
Calm the body in the bath
A warm bath before bed definitely helps you relax. For an even more relaxing experience add magnesium salts to create a calming soak. Magnesium is a miracle mineral! It calms the nervous system, helps regulate your melatonin levels, and relaxes aching muscles. epzen’s range of magnesium products are made with Magnesium Chloride sourced from the Dead Sea and are partnered with 100% natural aromatherapy blends to soothe your mind and set you up for the best snooze possible.
Taking magnesium can sometime cause tummy upsets, by adding it to your bath (epzen have salts, bubbles and balms) you get all the benefits without the side-effects as the magnesium is absorbed topically, Aside from helping you get a better night’s rest, magnesium has been proven to:
- Help calm a busy mind
- Relieve muscle tension
- Reduce period pain
- Ease sore joints
- Soothes headaches and migraines
- Aids recovery after exercise
- Reduces inflammation in the body
Learn more about magnesium HERE.
Wear a Sleep Mask
These are just one item of many available these days designed to help you improve your sleep environment. You should never underestimate the importance of your bedroom environment, it can affect you more than you think.
Not only should you consider noise, temperature, smell and bedding but what you wear and accessories like these sleep masks. Designed by Baxter Blue, they help you to enjoy a deeper, undisturbed rest and wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated. They work by blocking out 100% of the surrounding light, allowing your body to naturally drift off into a peaceful, deep slumber. Made from a delicate fabric, this Sleep Mask, (unlike most) is also fitted with deep memory foam internal padding for minimal interference while you rest. They would be perfect for traveling too!
Choose a hotel that cares about your sleep
So how do you get good sleep on the go when you have to adjust to sleeping in different beds, using stage shaped pillows and not your usual bed linen? We know hotel room bed offerings can vary greatly between hotels and if the fits not right for you then you will have problems resting! Well with the rise of wellness tourism some hotels have your rest (and overall well-being) top of mind!
The Westin Perth endeavours to leave business and leisure travelers feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and better than when they arrived with five-star wellness facilities and signature focus on sleep. Their exclusive Westin Heavenly Bed® brings a new level of comfort with a uniquely designed plush, pillow-top construction for premium comfort and support. They layer their beds with soothing Westin linens, plush pillows, cosy down blankets and custom duvets and offer their Sleep Well Lavender Balm with the relaxing essential oils of lavender and chamomile to helps ease tensions and soothe the senses for a more deep, restorative sleep. Choose your preferred pillow and room temperature and sleep should come easy. We would also suggest some downtime in at the amazing Bodhi Spa, a work out in the 24 hour state-of-the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio or enjoying a swim in the rooftop pool which will also ease you into a restful night’s sleep.
Discover The Westin’s sleep well program HERE.
Learn to improve your sleep on a wellness weekend
The Reef House Boutique Hotel and Spa, overlooking the beach at Palm Cove in Tropical North Queensland, is another hotel that offers those extras to help you rest better. In fact it creates bespoke Boutique Tropical Escapes offering rest, relaxation and rejuvenation for adults-only with your well-being – and sleep top of mind!
Director Malcolm Bean said The Reef House team had spent the past 10 months working with PhD candidate Sabine Christelli who is researching sleep science to create “Sleep Easy has a Sleep Support Guide and an online selection of blogs, videos and music to help guests achieve the perfect night’s sleep,” he said. They also offer a pillow menu to ensure the utmost comfort for their guests on The Reef House custom-made mattress.
“A relaxing holiday is the perfect time to change your routine and establish a new healthy sleeping regime. Guests can take home the Sleep Support Guide to ensure lasting benefits from their restful holiday.” says Malcolm -and we agree!
And of course, like all wellness resort’s, they understand the importance of exercise and relaxation in the day. The Reef House Spa has individualised treatments that cater to the mind as well as the body, and with offerings like poolside stretch and breathe classes, beachfront yoga, aqua aerobics, cruiser bicycles and fishing rods there are plenty of things to do throughout the day to move your body and breathe in fresh ocean air – what better way to prepare yourself for a good nights rest.
Discover more about Sleep Easy HERE.