More important than sleeping at night is getting quality sleep each night. Research has shown that lavender and chamomile (or a combination thereof) can promote sleep. These scents may assist with stress relief by putting the body in a restful state.
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Benefits of high quality sleep include:
- Weight loss
- Assist with appetite control
- Energy improvement
- Stress relief
- Improves immunity
- Promotes production of lean calorie-burning muscle mass
- Optimal performance during exercise
- Maximum results for race/competitive sporting event
In preparation for sleep, try one or more of the following:
- Use lavender/chamomile pillow mist on pillow/bed area
- Apply a light layer of lavender/chamomile body butter or lotion on entire body
- Add lavender/chamomile bath float to bath water
For optimal fitness results, balance high quality sleep with exercise and healthy nutrition.
Visit the BlackDoctor.org Sleep Disorders center for more articles.
Sloan Luckie has the God-given purpose to uplift and encourage others—body, soul and spirit. This purpose is evident through the writing of his two books, Journey to the Jacksons: A Mother’s Bold & Extraordinary Actions to Make Her Child’s Seemingly Impossible Dream Come True and Body Under Construction: How to Build and Maintain Optimal Health at Any Age. His books are meant to inspire people around the world to adopt healthy habits and make positive and bold steps to live life to its fullest. Luckie’s inspirational aptitude has garnered great public and media attention. He has appeared on NBC’s “The Talk with Marion Brooks” (click here to see video interview), “NY1 with Cheryl Wills,” graced the pages of Syd Jerome magazine, and conducted companion food-shopping events, fitness demonstrations, and book signings throughout the country. Sloan also is the founder of Body Under Construction, LLC—an organization devoted to optimal health and fitness.