Insomnia? Stress? Anxiety?

by Cheysa Brito

 According to the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, there is evidence on the prevalence of sleep problems among Australians.

One of the leading causes is Stress. Worries about work, school, health, finances or family can keep our minds active at night, making it difficult to sleep. Stressful life events or trauma — such as the death or illness of a loved one, divorce, or a job loss — also may lead to insomnia.

Insomnia is considered a 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.

Also, there is anxiety, which is frequently connected to sleeping problems. Excess worry and fear make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.

You would be surprised how often my clients talk to me about their concerns about not being able to sleep. Feeling too tired, stressed, anxious, worried about the events that could happen or the things that we didn't do. All those thoughts happen in our everyday life. However, we have to work our way through it to get a restorative rest that prepares us for the day ahead.

After listening to the same concerns, we need a little help setting the mood and preparing the environment for revitalizing sleep. That is how The Golden Dream Box was created.

 

It includes an Eye Pillow stuffed with wheat and lavender buds. Research shows that the brain associates darkness with sleep. Hence, using an eye pillow before sleeping may help 'mute' the light, thereby putting the brain to sleep. Moreover, you can place the eye pillow in the microwave for 20 seconds on low heat, flip and repeat until warmed to desired heat. The eye pillow should be gently warmed, not hot. It will feel warmer on your eyes than it does in your hands.

A Lavender Herbal Tea can help soothe digestive issues ranging from diarrhea to nausea and stomach cramps. The anti-inflammatory properties of lavender help soothe irritated stomach muscles, eliminating stomach pain. Additionally, A steaming cup of lavender has long been used to treat sleep disorders as the aromatic herb helps to calm brain function by triggering a response in your nervous system. 

A Lavender Essential Oil promotes relaxation and is believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps. Use it in a diffuser, or place a couple of drops in your bedsheet so you can enjoy and inhale its benefits throughout the night.

Finally, it includes an assorted candle that similarly will set the atmosphere to rest, unwind and get a night of restorative sleep.

I've tried them all, and I love it some nights, I use all my tools simultaneously, and in some others, I take the tea and the heat pack instead, plus, those two are extremely helpful when you have menstrual cramps, they’re your allies!

Mix and match them as desired and take advantage of their benefits at night or during the day. When you feel like calming down, chilling out and living life in your terms, these tools are there to assist you.

 

Have you tried any of these tools before? Which one is your favourite?


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