LAVENDER AND HOPS SLEEP PILLOW
Sleeplessness - difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep - can affect us all from time to time! Sometimes my head hits the pillow and I've still got thoughts spiralling through my head. This year I've really been trying to get my 8 hours as I find I perform so much better and have so much more energy after a good rest. Here's a few things I've learnt about getting good sleep:
In my reading I've also come across an amazing herbal remedy which I had to try out. It turns out hops flowers contain bitter acids and volatile oils which work together to calm the nerves and promote relaxation. Lavender has long been known for its calming effect and honestly, it smells delicious (hops not so much) so it's nice to have a balance of the two! I've definitely noticed a difference having this pillow in my bed - I wake up after a full uninterrupted nights sleep feeling fresh and energised. Plus, I've been remembering all my dreams! Here's the recipe:
1 pillow case (I used a zip laundry bag and placed it inside another bag)
4 handfuls dried hops flowers
6 handfuls dried lavender
To dry your own hops & lavender, tie in bunches and hang upside down out of direct sunlight for about 2 weeks.
Place the hops and lavender inside your pillow case and seal.
Place the pillow under or beside your head to induce sleep :)
Have you tried lavender and hops to improve your sleep? What did you think? Let me know if it works for you !
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