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Want a good night’s sleep? Here's the Tea

Tea has become almost synonymous with self-care. A hot cup of tea is a delightful element of many relaxing affairs like a trip to the spa or an evening at home with a great book. Tea soothes the mind, body, and soul and has been used as a medicinal and spiritual practice for thousands of years.     For a quality night’s rest, sleep experts recommend engaging in relaxing practices before laying your head on your buckwheat pillow for the night. This can include meditation, yoga, reading a book, or drinking a cup of herbal tea. The benefits of drinking tea for sleep are two-fold. It’s a natural sleep aid that preps your mind and body for sleep and is...

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Geopathic Stress and Sleep Quality

The first time I heard of geographic stress was in a documentary. I was on the couch, lying on my millet hulls pillow, and completely captivated by this series. I remember when this documentary first came out (years ago), there wasn’t a lot of information available online.  Now, a quick search of geopathic stress in Google and you will find plenty of people describing their struggles and symptoms.   The term geopathic is relatively new yet has Ancient Greek roots. “Geo” means land or Earth, and “pathic” means disease or ability to feel, be sensitive to or perceive. Geopathic stress therefore describes people who are sensitive to the Earth's energy.     Although it may sound “new-age-y” at first, there is...

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Linen and Room Sprays: How They Can Help With Better Sleep

There is something about fresh, clean linens that helps me sleep. Not just a regular night’s sleep either – I have an incredible, deep and restful sleep and wake up feeling energized! I know I’m not alone here. The National Sleep Foundation reported that 73% of people sleep better on fresh sheets. Further, their report also stated that 85% of people had better quality sleep, and 73% said they had better romantic lives when they had fresh, comfortable sheets.   It’s not just the crisp, cool feeling of fresh bedsheets that do it - it’s the smell. Think of every laundry detergent or fabric softener ad you have ever seen. There is always a person taking a deep inhale of their bed...

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How Sleeping On A Buckwheat Pillow Can Help You With Wrinkles

Real beauty sleep entails a lot more than crashing on the couch or sleeping on a cheap, lumpy pillow. There is a lot more to beauty sleep than you may have been led to believe. When done right, your sleep has a positive effect on your appearance, specifically on your skin.   Beauty sleep involves getting a night of quality sleep while giving your body the tools it needs to repair and replenish your body. There are certain things you may be doing each night that could potentially be damaging to your beauty sleep and causing you wrinkles and fine lines. And just as there are things that you may be doing, there could also be things you are not doing....

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Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies That Affect Sleep

Tossing and turning all night, continuously waking up or staring at your ceiling as you hope to fall asleep… these sleep difficulties plague millions of people worldwide each night. If you’re experiencing trouble sleeping, you may feel as if you’ve tied it all and yet still struggle each night.    Perhaps you have upgraded your bedding and pillow and now have a comfortable and supportive buckwheat hulls pillow. Maybe you have made a conscious effort to put your phone away and limit screen time before bed. You may have even started a bedtime meditation routine, and yet you still find it tough to fall (and stay) asleep at night.    As you stare at the clock, trying to sleep, you...

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