Challenge yourself to a better night's sleep!

Day 5
Relax and recharge

Studies have found that individuals who intensely focus on their emotions and anxiety during high-stress periods are more likely to sleep less than those you don't replay stressful events in their minds. Taking steps to manage stress by calming your body and mind can help you sleep better.

We know, that is easier said than done. But it can be done!

Day Five Challenge: Try adding essential aromatherapy oils to your bath before bed to soak away stress. Body and mind-focusing practices such as meditation and yoga can also help. Taking deep, cleansing breaths causes oxygen to rush into the brain, which decreases stress hormones- also known as your fight or flight instinct- almost immediately.

If your mind is still whirling or you are overwhelmed by your to-do list, take a few minutes to write it all down. Putting pen to paper transfers all that mental energy out of your mind and parks it so that you can let it go. Finally, brew a cup of herbal tea to enjoy before bed. For extra snooze potential, stir in some tryptophan rich organic honey. If you're lucky enough to win one of our daily gift baskets, you can enjoy organic Madhava Honey to make you sleep better!

What helps you to relax at the end of a busy day?