Those sleepless nights in the early stages of sobriety can be such a b*tch. But if you have some holistic hacks to help you have a restful night’s sleep, you’ll be sleeping like a baby in no time.
I remember when I first sobered up, the dreams were so intense and vivid, it prevented me from sleeping through the night. Not to mention, all the anxieties and fears of living a sober life didn’t really help.
Because I was always much more into taking a holistic approach to ailments, I wanted to stay away from sleep aids.
It was about creating new healthy habits rather than going from one addiction to another- even if the sleeping pills I took didn’t have narcotics in them. Which is why I started using holistic hacks to get a peaceful night’s sleep in sobriety right away. Today, I’m going to be sharing with you five ways to sleep like a baby in no time.
Holistic hacks for better sleep in sobriety
These tips are super easy and affordable. So you really can’t go wrong. Especially when it’s effective and you’re creating a healthy lifestyle.
Let’s get started, shall we?
The very first day I sobered up, I bought lavender chamomile tea. I’ve been drinking it ever since because it works so well.
There’s something about lighting a candle, drinking some herbal tea, and having some calming music or reading a book. It’s the epitome of relaxation if you ask me.
Not to mention, you’re going to have to find a new drink of choice. So if you can get your zen on while putting you to sleep and staying away from the booze, well- it’s a keeper.
Meditation or Meditation Music
This one is so awesome. It brings you back to a state of serenity and will have you sleeping like a baby in no time.
Make sure if you put on some meditation music or are meditating, to have your nightly routine completed first.
The last thing you want is to have your mind racing because you haven’t laid out your clothes for the next day, brushed your teeth, or anything else you need to do.
Sometimes if I can’t sleep while I’m laying in bed, I put on some meditation music and within 10 minutes, I’m sleeping.
Let’s move onto the next holistic hack to get a restful night’s sleep in sobriety.
This is one of my favorites. I absolutely love yoga and if it can help me to go to sleep, even better.
It’s no secret that yoga has a myriad of benefits. But it can help you get a peaceful night’s rest too.
You can find a bunch of yoga sequences dedicated to helping you sleep on YouTube. It’s free and you’ll be so relaxed that you’ll fall asleep so easily.
You can even do this in bed right before you go to sleep. It’s really amazing when you have some meditation music playing in the background.
Speaking affirmations is such a great holistic hack to get a restful night’s sleep in sobriety. They’re simple, can be customized to your liking, and super effective.
I’m one of those that has a monkey mind just as I’m about to doze off. Which makes it difficult to fall asleep at times.
What I do is shift the focus on what’s bothering me to speaking affirmations so I can fall asleep.
You can use any affirmation you want. There are even nighttime affirmations with music on YouTube to help you out with this.
Let’s move onto the fifth holistic hack to help you get a peaceful night’s rest.
Turmeric is a holy grail when it comes to taking a holistic approach for skin related issues, digestion, and even sleep.
But I’m not a doctor and there haven’t been a myriad of studies dedicated to the benefits of turmeric. However, we know most studies aren’t conducted independently and are being funded by big pharma and lobbyists so they can promote the absolute most toxic ways to “cure” us.
Anyway, consult with your medical professional before you decide to consume turmeric.
Two ways to use turmeric as a holistic hack to get better sleep in sobriety are:
We’ve all heard of the old wives tale of drinking warm milk if you can’t sleep. Adding turmeric to it will increase the potency while providing health benefits. So you’re really killing two birds with one stone.
Heat up some milk (whatever kind fancies your taste) with a dash of turmeric in the evening.
Not really into drinking milk? You can also try using fresh or powdered turmeric for the next hack.
Turmeric placed at the four corners of your bed.
I love rituals, especially when there’s a witchy aspect to it. Which makes this an awesome way to help you sleep.
All you have to do is get some fresh turmeric root. It’s preferred but if you can’t get it, turmeric powder will suffice.
Cut four slices of fresh root or sprinkle some ground turmeric into four small dishes or containers (you don’t want it on the floor because you don’t want to stain them or leave a mess if you’re using powder) and place them on each corner of your bed.
If you choose to use turmeric root, be sure to change it out every few days. The last thing you want is rotting food next to your bed.
The ancient seers believed that the bed represents the moon and turmeric is represented by Jupiter. So, when you’re placing turmeric at the corners of your bed, you’ll harness both the energies of the moon and Jupiter. Which will help you sleep, alleviate anxiety, and bring in the blessings of Jupiter.
Yes, of course, it can be very well psychosomatic, but I love how our ancestors found meaning, symbolism and valued simplicity in everything they did.
There you have it…five holistic hacks to get better sleep in sobriety.
Hope you enjoyed it and found some inspiration in taking a holistic approach to your sobriety journey.
How do you conquer your restless nights in sobriety? Let me know in the comments below.
Be sure to share this with anyone it can benefit. See ya soon!