Use Lavender To Make Your Bedroom More Sleep-Friendly

Use Lavender To Make Your Bedroom More Sleep-Friendly

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Many of my neighbours grow lavender and I often see vibrant purple and green bushes of lavender teaming with bumble bees and butterflies this time of year. Lavender is the ultimate Homespunspa ingredient because it’s so versatile and can be used in thousands of different ways for thousands of purposes. …

When was the last time you changed your sheets?

When was the last time you changed your sheets?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Here’s another tip on beating insomnia: wash and change the sheets on your bed, particularly if you had a fitful sleep the night before. How often should people change their bedding and when was the last time you changed your sheets? Housekeeping experts suggest changing your sheets once a week …

Less Caffeine is a Sleeper’s Dream

Less Caffeine is a Sleeper’s Dream

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I like to start my day with one or two cups of coffee. It’s not that I can’t function without my morning coffee; I just like the taste. Sometimes in the afternoon before I workout, I’ll have a cup of green tea (because apparently it helps you burn 19% more …

Do you have Insomnia?

Do you have Insomnia?

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Raise your hand if you consistently get 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep a night and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day? Hello, my name is Maria and I’m an esthetician and the owner of Homespunspa Mobile Spa where we bring the spa experience home to you. …

Got Insomnia? Try Smiling.

Got Insomnia? Try Smiling.

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Do you remember that TV jingle, “Pack up your troubles in a Glad trash bag and smile, smile, smile?” Have you ever thought of applying that sage advice to your insomnia? Is it possible to simply smile your insomnia away? When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, attitude …

300…297…294… A New Spin on Counting Sheep

300…297…294… A New Spin on Counting Sheep

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Last week, I caught a few minutes of the Dr. Oz show and he was talking about insomnia, one of my favourite topics. As you may already know, Homespunspa is all about sharing information on how to relax, take care of yourself and get a good night’s sleep and I …

Christmas Carols are Lullabies to My Ears

Christmas Carols are Lullabies to My Ears

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Sometimes I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat and other nights it’s a bit of a struggle. Last night, even though I was tired, I was having trouble with the drifting off phase — until I had an idea. I selected my “Christmas” playlist on my iPod, …

Sleep Concierge on Duty

Sleep Concierge on Duty

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa Sleep Concierge Hi. My name is Maria and I am the owner of Homespunspa, a service that specializes in teaching people how to create their own home spa treatments to relax and improve the quality of their lives. My main focus is on stress management, self-care and sleep. The concepts of …