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How to get a restful sleep

To get a restful sleep we need to follow a ritual of eating the right food and creating a right atmosphere to fall sleep. It is achievable, and is easy to follow a healthy routine to get sleep and stay sleep without using any over the counter help.

What we eat, how we unwind, and where we sleep effects how fast we fall sleep and stay sleep.

Two hours before you tuck yourself under the covers snack on food that will help your brain to produce hormones that will relax your thoughts and calm your nervous system. A healthy balance of hormones are the key to a good night’s sleep. Serotonin and melatonin need to work in harmony to keep the body balanced.

How Serotonin and melatonin work in our body:

Serotonin is the energizing happy hormone that increases positivity and relaxation. It helps us get out of bed and look forward to our day.

Melatonin is produced after the dark. When the environment around us is turned to night time. Making it extremely important to start our sleep ritual by turning the lights low and keeping our bedroom windows covered with curtains, blocking any light from entering the room.

😴 Enjoy snacking on food that can help: (2hours before bed )

Bananas

Peanut butter on wheat

Cottage cheese

Oatmeal

Almonds

Dark chocolate

Warm milk

😴 Create a relaxing surroundings:

Using natural essentials oil:

Rose, vanilla, sandalwood, Jasmine scents can relax our thoughts, helping us feel sleepy.

Reading & Avoiding electronics :

Enjoying a good book can relax our mind.

Blocking natural light:

Helps the increase of melatonin levels, telling our body it is night time, time to relax.

To keep our body and mind healthy we need to sleep. Our body needs at least 7-8 hours of sleep for a healthy strong immune system and a bright mind.

For a detailed list on meals and ways of relaxing please use the link below for “ How to asleep better” video.

Cure your dry skin

We put a list of easy, healthy ways to get our skin looking and feeling healthy again.

Baking Soda
Soaking in a bath of baking soda for 30-60 minutes can make all the difference. Add one cup baking soda to a tub of warm water. For more localized itching you can make a paste of 1 part water to 3 parts baking soda.

Oatmeal
You can make an oatmeal bath at home. Use a food processor to chop oatmeal into a fine powder, then put it into warm water. Make sure after your bath you also moisturize your skin to lock in the barrier.

Vinegar
Dot vinegar on the spot with a cotton ball. If you’re itching all over and dryness, add two or three cups of vinegar to your bath water and soak for 15 to 30 minutes.

Milk
Pour some milk into a bowl, dip a clean white washcloth into the milk and place it to the dry itchy skin patch for 5 minutes. Milk is very soothing to inflamed, dry, itchy skin. A milk bath once in a month can also help.

Honey
Honey tightens, softens and moisturizes dry skin. tapping the area lightly with your fingertips for about 2 minutes. Rinse well with warm water, and use moisturizer afterward.

Natural Oils
For extremely dry skin it is better to use an oil-based moisturizer, like baby oil.
Avocado, jojoba and almond, also help keep dry skin hydrated. For best results, use it oil immediately after bathing. Pat your skin dry with a towel.

Cool showers or baths or even ice packs can give you an instant remedy for itchy skin.
Wear cotton or silk under your wool sweaters.

Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.

Diet
vitamins that help to keep skin healthy are:
potassium, vitamin B and vitamin E and vitamin A.
For potassium
Eat more potatoes and bananas

For vitamin B
Eat more whole grains.
For vitamin E
Eat more corn and carrots
For vitamin A
Eat more peas, spinach and oranges .

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