According to Dalai Lama, “Sleep is the best meditation” and we couldn’t agree more.
Sleep has been scientifically proven to be one of the most important things you can do for overall health and well-being. It is like free overnight therapy! When we sleep, our bodies rest — conserving energy, regulating our metabolism, and decreasing blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, and body temperature. At the same time, our brains remain active — laying down memory, restoring daytime mental functioning, and carrying out processes that lead to physical growth. It is the single most effective thing we can do to rest our brain and physical health each day and with it comes dreaming which provides essential emotional first aid and a unique form of informational alchemy.
However, it’s not a rare event that busy adults, new parents, or anxious minds miss a good night of sleep. We all have things we can’t control that gives us less than ideal sleep and there’s nothing worse than not being able to fall asleep or falling asleep but suddenly waking up every other hour.
But don’t worry, everything’s not in vain! Habits and routines are gateways for success and can affect our lives in the most profound ways. One of the best ways to sleep well is to implement a nightly routine that you complete before bed each night. We all have preferences and you should choose what works for you.
Here are five of our favorite ways to help you fall asleep:
1. Wind Down
Take a relaxing bath, read a book, drink caffeine-free calming teas, write on your journal, or prep everything for the next day — doing activities that stop your mind from racing and relaxes your body can dial down the stress and can set you up for a good night’s slumber.
Check out this sleeping mask (included in your DREAM BOX) you can use while you nod off to dreamland:
We’re all about aromatherapy products! Use a diffuser or a candle to give your bedroom a soothing smell before falling asleep, spray sleeping scents on your linens or massage your hands and body with lotions or oils – pick a scent that feels relaxing to you! Lavender is one of the most well-studied essential oils because it helps calm the nervous system — lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and skin temperature as well as changing brain waves to a more relaxed state.
We have some aromatherapy-infused goodies coming in your DREAM boxes soon! Check them out below:
Signal your body that its time to sleep and prep your bedroom to be conducive for a good night’s rest. Turn off or dim your lamps an hour before so your body feels that it’s time to wind down. You can also use a sleeping mask if you don’t feel like turning off your lights.
4. Keep your cool
Your room temperature affects the way you sleep – oh yes it does! According to sleep.org, the optimal bedroom temperature for sleeping is between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Time to open some windows or turn on some fans!
5. Lay off the screens
Screens should be ideally turned off an hour before going to bed. Checking your phone or watching late-night TV before falling asleep keeps your brain active. You can instead listen to sleep music or white noise if you feel like it. These are tons of apps available nowadays that provide soothing music to get you on the mood for sleep. HINT – we’ve included one on your DREAM BOX! 😊
Do you have other hacks to get a good night’s sleep? We’d love to hear what you think!
Take a look at everything from our latest “Free Spirit” box with over $170+ worth of goodies + August box spoilers below! Our Free spirit box was designed to equip you with all the tools necessary to begin your free spirit journey. We aimed to nourish your body with tools relating to health, fitness, and skin-loving goodies so that you can take on the world fearlessly and embark on your next adventure. Additionally, we curated a special spiritual virtual workshop to get in tune with your spirit + 1-month membership so you can keep the good vibes flowing! Check out the full details below and scroll all the way down for August Dream box spoilers!
“Original” is Riddle’s most popular fragrance oil because it is formulated to mix with your personal chemistry and create a signature scent unique to you. “Original” is formulated to mix with your personal chemistry for a signature scent that morphs with the warmth of your skin. The scent is slowly absorbed and gently mixed with your skin’s natural fragrance before the body heat can evaporate the heavy base note molecule. The scent of your skin is combined with the warm, rustic notes of musk and amber, making the Original perfect for any of your free-spirited adventures to come. Plus, it’s cruelty-free, vegan, and hypoallergenic! TIP: Roll onto wrists, collar bones, the nape of your neck, and behind your ears. With normal daily application, this bottle should last around 6 months.
We’re big fans of the Myers-Briggs personality test (variations of this test can be taken for free on 16personalities.com or humanmetrics.com) and found this interesting course that marries Myers-Briggs, Jungian mental typing, and Astrology all into one! All of these systems may bring pieces of information about ourselves, but it can feel impossible to reconcile all of these parts in one living, breathing, mutable human being. AKA You. All too often, these systems are used inaccurately (Eek! If you took a test online, you might not be an ENFP like you thought…) which means we’re getting a whole lot of the wrong type of advice for how to move through the world according to our authentic nature.
But don’t fret — this virtual course is here to help you demystify! The “Intelligent Authenticity and Connection with Myers-Briggs and Other Spiritual Teachings” marries Jungian mental typing, Myers-Briggs, and astrology into one cohesive formula to help you understand yourself better, relate to the world around you, and more importantly, appreciate how all of your unique pieces create you as a whole. You’ll learn about the multiple personality drivers in your Myers-Briggs type, tools for relationships, personal self-growth, and how to discern others’ preferences based on their personality types. Then, you’ll learn how Astrology + Jungian Mental Wiring creates a multidimensional mosaic and how they work together.
This unique adventure + a $10 membership on any workshop of your choice can help you weave together different modalities that can give you a better understanding of everything happening in your life and give you actionable steps to maximize your potential. Freeing yourself from the shackles of the norm and knowing that the way you’re wired is totally okay is a monumental step in becoming the best version of yourself.
“It is when you surprise yourself with who you are that you feel and sense into your spiritual identity, which is quite a bit larger than your physical identity. You are a personality shell; that is, you are the consciousness which has adapted itself to incarnation.” — Q’uo, The Law Of One, LL Research.
All these free-spirited adventures and travels taking a toll on your body? Don’t ‘ya worry! Here’s a probiotic super dose to help get you back on track. This powerful pair boosts the good guy bacteria plus a healthy dose of prebiotic fiber to help keep things balanced and moving in the right direction! Lifeway’s Traveler’s Defense + Immunity Ultra-High Potency Probiotic Supplements is a one-a-day capsule that can help support your digestive health and regularity when taken prior and during your trip. Each capsule contains 50 billion CFU† of active bacteria and 11 powerful probiotic strains to help keep you feeling your best + Inulin, a prebiotic fiber that can help support regularity and healthy intestinal flora. Go with your gut and try this friendly boost of the good bacteria that helps encourage your natural flora to thrive while keeping your tummy and tract in tip-top shape!
VIVOO | VIVOO 4-STRIP PACK WWW.VIVOO.IO | $24.90
USE CODE: thera30 FOR 30% OFF (EXPIRATION: 06/20/20)
Would you believe an app can guide you to a healthier lifestyle based on your urine sample? You heard that right! Vivoo is like your personal wellness assistant and takes real data from your body and gives personalized nutrition and wellness advice to you, based on your urine sample analysis. With Vivoo, you can track body parameters like water consumption, pH, immune system strength, urinary tract infection, liver and kidney functions, ketone, and glucose levels. Just download the Vivoo app, complete a urine sample using the Vivoo strip parameters, take a picture of the strip via the app, and receive your personalized nutrition + lifestyle advice in a few seconds. All the advice has been written by registered dietitians and nutritionists also approved by doctors. Perfect for the health-conscious spirit!
Here’s something to make you smile! The Hyaluronic Lip Hydration Mask is a rich and nourishing lip treatment that provides deep hydration to soften, smooth, and diminish the appearance of vertical lip lines. Infused with the trifecta of Collagen, Aloe Vera, and Hyaluronic acid, it rejuvenates the lip skin surface and penetrates deep below to lock-in the good stuff to prevent dryness and reduce the appearance of fine lines. This silky soft, bubblegum pink lip mask not only looks good, but it’s also vegan, Cruelty-Free, Allergen-Free, Gluten-Free, Sulfate-Free, and Paraben-Free. Time to kiss dry lips goodbye because summer is ready for your radiantly prepped and moisturized lips!
CORPORE SANCTUM | REBALANCE ME ALOE VERA MOISTURIZING AMPOULE *Some boxes received a substitution item with equal or greater value due to limited stock* WWW.CORPORESANCTUM.COM | $19
USE CODE: THERA FOR 10$ OFF YOUR 1ST ORDER
While natural skin-care practices and products can help improve your skin’s appearance, it’s important to understand what really makes your skin healthy at its core. Among the most important factors in your skin’s appearance is its pH level. Created to maintain the correct pH balance, the Rebalance Me Ampoule is imported from the United Kingdom and essential to minimizing problems with eczema, psoriasis, chronic dry skin and serves as a protector for your skin. Packaged in an eco-friendly glass bottle, this ampoule is jam-packed with a powerful blend of active Aloe Vera + Green Tea to use as a daily protection booster. Results? Balanced & smooth skin and the feeling of your face receiving a much-needed drink on a hot summer day without any sticky residue. PLEASE NOTE: We had limited stock of the Rebalance Me Ampules and members may have received a replacement item. Replacement items vary but in the pictured collage were possible replacement items that were substituted!
XPAND | XPAND ORIGINAL NO-TIE LACING SYSTEM IN WHITE WWW.XPANDLACES.COM | $9.99
USE CODE: THERA20 FOR 20% OFF (EXPIRATION: 12/31/19)
I love tying shoelaces- said no one, ever. Perfect for anyone with an on-the-go lifestyle, these laces will ensure you never tie another shoelace again! The Xpand Laces are made with zero-memory elastic rubber, which ensures a consistently comfortable fit throughout your day and during your workouts. The Lace Anchors are manufactured with fiber-reinforced resin, which provides amazing strength and prevents any breakage or warping. Once you get the laces installed and fitted, you don’t have to think about them at all. Even when jogging or exercising, the laces will stay snug and can’t come untied- which is perfect when you’re in a rush, in a spot that’s difficult to change shoes, or even when you’re just going about your daily activities! Best of all? They work on any type of shoes and can replace any laces so you can put your best foot forward, literally and figuratively!
MASKERAIDE | SPOTTED DETOXIFYING BLEMISH PATCHES WWW.MASKERAIDE.COM | $6
USE CODE: THERABOX20 FOR 20% OFF (EXPIRATION: 12/31/19)
Blemishes have a nasty habit of popping up at the most inconvenient times. And when you’re out having an exciting summer getaway, you don’t have time to sit around and wait for them to fade. Imported from Canada, Maskeraide’s Spotted Detoxifying Blemish Patches can help minimize and calm your spot breakouts by absorbing the oils from your blemishes while aiding in its healing process. Infused with salicylic acid, volcanic ash, and tea tree oil, these clear spot patches won’t leave your skin dry and flaky + it extracts impurities and creates a protective barrier by shielding your blemishes from bacteria and inflammation while reducing the potential for acne scarring. Spotted works overnight and can be worn up to 12 hours + they’re easy & pain-free to peel off so you’re always ready to take on your next free-spirited adventure anytime, anywhere!
KOCOSTAR | LEMON SLICE MASK WWW.KOCOSTARUSA.COM | $5
USE CODE: THERABOX20 FOR 20% OFF (EXPIRATION: 09/30/19)
Summer is in full swing and that calls for a soothing + hydrating mask in your weekly skincare routine! This Lemon Slice Mask from Kocostar contains 12 compact slices infused with the scent and the nutrients of fresh lemons! Like a sticker, you can remove the mask sheet one by one and apply it all over the body. With 10,000ppm of lemon extract, this mask is super rich in vitamin C and can target any area of your face or body to provide intense nourishment and brightening effects. The individual lemon mask slices are made with TENCEL® fibers from eucalyptus trees and are safe for sensitive skin. Plus, the cute lemon slices are great for summer selfies too as you wait for your mask to dry!
Now… the moment you’ve been waiting for! Spoilers for this month’s “Dream” box shipping August 24-29th with over $130+ worth of relaxing goodies!
From the creators of the amazing Face Melt that was super popular in our past May Ritual box, we bring you Body Melt! Beautifully pearlescent, Body Melt is a velvety-soft balm that is light to the touch but super-rich on moisture. This nourishing balm combines cold-pressed coconut oil with premium-grade mango and shea butters infused with the floral scents of Rose + Gardenia — perfect for when your skin needs some extra TLC. Mega moisturizers shea butter and coconut oil soothes, conditions, and deeply nourishes your skin while the essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B and E join forces to replenish and nurture — making dry skin a thing of the past. The perfect nightcap starts in dewy hydration! USE: Warm a small amount between hands, then massage over the entire body. For best results, use after each shower and before bed.
Between drinking too much caffeine in the afternoon and working to hit strict deadlines, getting a full night of shut-eye isn’t always possible. An instant overnight glow mask, the Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask helps recharge your skin while you sleep so you feel energized and refreshed like you just had an 8-hour sleep! Infused with Pomegranate Extract, it delivers a potent dose of antioxidant activity to the delicate tissues all over the face leaving your skin smooth and bright + this mask is natural, vegan, paraben-free, and imported from the UK! Time to confidently channel your inner Beyoncé and tell everyone, “I woke up like this!” TIP: Use 2-3 times a week. Apply a thin layer onto clean, dry skin in the evening. Leave on overnight and cleanse as normal the following morning.
When we sleep our skin cells repair and harmful toxins are removed, making sleep the ultimate beauty secret and the first step to a successful skincare routine. Proven to provide a better night’s sleep, the Sleeping Beauty Spray is like Ambien in a bottle! Made with therapeutic-grade essential oils, this spray has an aromatic scent to promote a peaceful and restorative sleep so you can nod off quickly and stay asleep as the world carries on around you. This spray can be applied, not only on your linens but also on your hair and body — a plus if you love the smell of lavender and chamomile so much that you want it on yourself! FUN FACT: This pillow spray is now the “official scent” of the high roller suites at the Cosmopolitan Resort in Las Vegas!
Over $130+ worth of restful goodies in our next “Dream” box shipping between Aug 24-29th! If getting a good night’s rest is your thing, then you don’t want to miss this month’s box!