Carol isn’t just full of savvy ideas — she’s a home expert in her own right. As a busy professional, wife, and mother of two, Carol understands the need to have your home be your sanctuary. She’s a communication executive in an industry focused on managing homes and communities and has spent a lifetime collecting ideas on how to manage her own in fun and unique ways.
Monday March 5, 2012
Organics in the bedroom
Some of us go to great lengths to get a good night’s sleep. But have you ever thought that what you’re sleeping on could be making it tough to catch your ZZZs?
- Sometimes the best night’s sleep is a healthy night’s sleep. Try organic sheets made by Coyuchi or West Elm. They are chemical free. And did you know that organic cotton gets even softer with time? Soft, comforting sheets are the best for a good night’s sleep.
- The scent of lavender is beneficial for people with insomnia and depression. Why not try an organic lavender eye pillow when you need to relax and get to sleep? And if you can’t find one in the stores, make one for yourself. Also, a couple spritzes of a natural linen spray can give your bed that fresh feeling. Add a few essential oils and undergo a little aromatherapy while you dream.
- Needing a little help drifting off but don’t want to pop some pills? Try a handful of cherries. Cherries contain melatonin, the hormone that induces sleep at night time. And it may seem like an old wives’ tale, but warm milk can help you sleep. Research says it may not be the tryptophan in the milk that helps you doze off, but the comforting warmth it provides that does the trick.
What are your favorite organic products for the bedroom?