If you're struggling with insomnia and poor sleep, you're not alone! I know firsthand how frustrating it can be to feel exhausted but unable to fall asleep due to anxiety and a racing mind. While sleep medication might help some, for others it can stop working after time or leave you feeling drowsy the next day. Fortunately, I have done the hard work for you, and tested a heap of natural remedies to find the best combo to support sleep. Here are my top 3 favourites to help address underlying stress and anxiety, to help you dive into the deep, restorative sleep you crave.
One natural remedy that can help relieve anxiety and promote better sleep is lemon balm. Lemon balm, also known as Melissa officinalis, is a perennial herb that is used for its calming and soothing properties. The herb contains compounds that have been found to have anxiolytic and sedative effects, making it an excellent choice for those struggling with anxiety-related sleep issues. Lemon balm can help calm the mind, reduce restlessness, and promote a sense of relaxation, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.
Another natural remedy that has been used for centuries to support sleep and relaxation is chamomile. Chamomile is a herb that is known for its calming properties and is often consumed in the form of tea. It contains compounds that can help relax the muscles and calm the mind, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Drinking or soaking in Chamomile before bed can help signal to your body that it's time to unwind and prepare for sleep. The gentle aroma and taste of chamomile can create a sense of tranquility and help alleviate any stress or anxiety that may be keeping you awake.
Lavender, with its soothing and calming properties, is a well-known natural remedy for sleep. Pharmacological studies have also shown that lavender essential oil displays both sedative and hypnotic activity, perfect for easing anxiety and relaxing into sleep. Its gentle aroma can create a serene environment, allowing the mind and body to unwind and prepare for a restful night's sleep.
To make it easier to add all three of these magical Sleep supporting herbs into your bedtime routine, we include them in our Sleep Balm, so you can apply it before bed (and even again if you wake in the night). You'll get the instant relaxing scent and then the longer lasting effect of the herbs as you absorb their oils through your skin during the night. And for an extra sleepy boost, enjoy a pre-bedtime soak in the tub (or foot bath if you don't have a tub!) with our Dream Bath Soak, which combines all three herbs with magnesium salts.
Here's what some of our lovely customers have to say about these magical sleepy herbs:
This really works!
"I am so surprised by this, Sleep Balm actually works. A very subtle lemon scent, easy to use and it provides a deeper sleep and easier to fall asleep. I originally bought it for my Mother who can't take sleeping tablets or herbal supplements and it worked for her so I tried it - I would highly recommend buying. Thank you." - Elaine
"This is the best!!! I always have trouble sleeping but since using this sleep balm I have been sleeping 100% better. Would recommend 👌." - Judy