When planning a wedding, sleep might be the last thing on your to-do list. There are just so many more important things to complete! After all, what’s the point of beauty rest if your wedding invitations aren’t sent out or your suit isn’t picked up from the tailor’s?

Sinking into a deep slumber is easier said than done, especially when you have so much on your mind. Here are some all-natural tips that will make escaping into dreamland a reality.


circle_1 Chamomile Tea: Known for its calming effects on the body, chamomile tea sipped a half hour before bed can help you get to sleep faster. The soothing, relaxing warmth will take the edge off so you can enjoy a peaceful night’s rest.
circle_2 Exercise: It’s a no-brainer that exercise is one of the best sleep remedies around. Regular exercise will put your body in a routine, allowing you to sink into sleep more easily. However, exercising one or two hours before bed can actually keep you awake, so try to shoot for a morning or early evening run.
circle_3 Check Your Alignment: No, we’re not talking about your tires. The way you sleep has a lot to do with how well you sleep. Making sure your body is aligned in a straight position can reduce back and neck pains, and sleeping on your stomach is less beneficial than sleeping on your back or side. Your neck should be in a position where it is not strained, with the body in a straight line so your organs sit comfortably. If you need some guidance in perfecting your position, alignment pillows may help.
circle_4 Melatonin: Melatonin is produced naturally in your body to regulate your sleep cycle. Taking a melatonin supplement an hour before bed assists in your body’s production of the hormone, giving you a more restful sleep. As a bonus, this natural remedy is especially good for honeymooners who will be flying through different time zones, as it helps to adjust your body’s reaction to jetlag. You can pick up a bottle at your local drugstore.
circle_5 Acupuncture: Practiced for more than 5,000 years, this form of Chinese medicine has been commonly used as a way to relieve insomnia. It involves using thin needles inserted into specific points in the skin in order to balance out the energy “qi,” which circulates throughout the body. Acupuncture improves your overall well-being, allowing you to develop better sleep habits. This ensures you’ll get plenty of rest leading up to your big day.

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