Rest Assured, a Good Night's Sleep is Possible.
With all the unsettling Coronavirus news lately, many are finding that restful sleep has become increasingly elusive. But sleep is an important part of life. In fact, a research review in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry revealed that those who don’t get enough quality rest were at a “25% higher risk of dementia.” So, what can you do to ensure you're getting the vital shut-eye you need? Follow a regular schedule of going to bed and waking up the same time each morning in a very dark, quiet, and comfortable bedroom with the clock turned away from you. Forego that heavy, calorific dinner meal, that extra cup of coffee, or that late-night cocktail and eat healthier food in the right amounts. Most of all, set up a relaxing bedtime routine: a hot bath or shower, a favorite book, or perhaps meditation. Some believe that aromatherapy—essential oil of lavender—can decrease anxiety and promote sleep.