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Jessica

Jessica is a mother of two two-year olds and realtor who struggles to stay asleep at night. She often wakes up in the middle of the night and has difficulty getting back to sleep.

Jessica

Trading Red Wine for Tea

jess_we1Last night I very reluctantly traded my usual glass of red wine for a cup of steaming hot tea, with the high hope of it helping me sleeping through the night. I chose lavender and chamomile.

As usual, I fell asleep rather easily around 11 p.m. This is the face of a well-rested lady! Hello, old friend, I have missed you. Last night I slept solidly from 11 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. for the first time in weeks. So last night, following a long night of little sleep and then a long day of work and ending with a long photo shoot on the beach with six toddlers…I. Was. Tired. I’m sure that my overall tiredness helped me sleep through the night, but I did also try a new technique to assist with my sleep; lavender essential oil. About thirty minutes before I went to bed I diffused lavender essential oil in my bedroom. Generally I wake up 1-2 times between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. and then have a very difficult time falling back to sleep. It was such a treat to sleep until 5:00 a.m. today. I will definitely try diffusing lavender oil again tonight to try to attain the same wonderful results!

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