Sleep, Stress & Mood
The CDC suggests that most adults require at least seven hours of sleep. Without healthy sleep habits, adults were more likely to report chronic health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and kidney disease. But getting enough shut-eye isn’t always as easy as resting your head on an ergonomic pillow. In addition to the tips below, Thrive Market also offers homeopathic solutions to help you get a better night’s rest.
Natural Ways to Support Better Sleep
Having trouble sleeping? Join the club. Here are a few tips to help you create a relaxing space.
- Go to sleep at the same time each night.
- Expose yourself to natural light during the day.
- Don’t take a nap too late in the afternoon.
- Keep your room dark—try blackout shades!
- Download a meditation app and listen as you fall asleep.
- Diffuse a soothing essential oil on your nightstand.
- Avoid bright screens, such as from computers, phones, or televisions, one to two hours before bed.
Top Homeopathic Sleep Aid Brands
When seeking out homeopathic remedies, try these two trusted brands.
Wellness company Boiron has been offering families scientifically based homeopathic remedies since the 1980s. The brand was founded by Jean and Henri Boiron—twin brothers and pharmacists—who got their start by prescribing arnica to patients in the 1930s. The arnica used by Boiron is sourced in France’s Vosges Mountains and grown without pesticides.
Ollois is known for making lactose-free homeopathic medicines using sustainably farmed ingredients. The brand started in 2012 when founder Guillaume Lois introduced his dairy-free and vegan remedies to the public. By 2019, the brand was Certified Organic, and is now owned by parent company HBC Naturals.
Best Homeopathic Sleep Aids
For difficult days, homeopathic sleep aids may help you manage symptoms.
Boiron Ignatia Amara for Stress Relief
Boiron uses ingredients recognized by the Homeopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States, including Ignatia Amara. The pellets may help you cope with daily stressors and help calm the nervous system.
Ollois Coffea Cruda: Difficulty Falling Asleep
When sleep is elusive, Ollois’s lactose-free pellets may help. Member Christine from Ohio says “This will help me occasionally to fall back to sleep when I wake up in the middle of the night.” Alyssa from Pennsylvania says “I take these on those nights when I'm exhausted until I get in bed and then my mind starts racing.”
Ollois Ignatia Amara 30c: Sleeplessness & Nervousness
Traditionally used for sleepless nights, headaches, or nervousness, this homeopathic Ignatia Amara from Ollois contains 80 pellets. Member Diane from Michigan shares: “On various occasions, my husband or I have been stressed and we have found that the Ignatia Amara really does calm us. Also, I have used it when I can't get to sleep at night or wake up and have trouble getting back to sleep.”
Sleep Tips From Thrive Market
Counting sheep? We’ve rounded up our best tips to help you catch some z’s.
Sleeping Tips for Infants and Toddlers
A lifetime of beneficial sleep starts during the early years. This post goes over the healthy sleep habits you can start now to encourage restful sleep as your little ones grow.
Is Caffeine Wrecking Your Sleep Routine?
If coffee (or other caffeinated beverages) are part of your daily routine, they may be making it more difficult to fall asleep at night. Our post explores when a caffeine habit becomes simply too much.
Benefits of a Daily Nap
We interviewed Ariana Huffington to get her take on why daily naps are an essential part of her wellness routine, and why digital devices may be a culprit to getting solid rest. “We’ll never be able to turn back the clock and remove technology and digital culture from our lives—nor would we want to—but the goal is manage it and find a way of living with it so it doesn’t disrupt essential elements of what we need to thrive, like sleep.”