Ask An Herbalist About Your Insomnia

Ask An Herbalist About Your Insomnia

by Marguerite Wright, Guest Blogger People are asking their herbalist for that special remedy to help them get a good night’s sleep, but getting rid of insomnia may not be as simple as taking an herbal supplement. With natural healing, the goal is to get to the root cause of the issue and deal with …

Preparing Your Body & Mind For A Better Night’s Sleep

Preparing Your Body & Mind For A Better Night’s Sleep

by Geraldine O’Keefe, Guest Blogger Like the 71 million Americans who suffer from various sleep issues like insomnia, hot flashes, nervousness, and anxiety, I have found myself wide awake in the middle of the night on many occasions. Here are some tips that have worked for me and may help you get a better peaceful …

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. …

Turn off those Blue Lights at Night

Turn off those Blue Lights at Night

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Did you know that blue lights (like the lights from your tv, computer, cell phone and even your alarm clock/radio) dim your chances of getting a good night’s sleep? As it turns out, blue lights tamper with our circadian rhythms and therefore our melatonin levels and therefore our sleep cycles. …

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. …

It’s National Relaxation Day

It’s National Relaxation Day

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Unless a spa told you in one of their promotions, I’m pretty sure you didn’t know that August 15 is National Relaxation Day. But it is. The origins of National Relaxation Day are unclear but it’s here on the calendar to encourage people to put their feet up and take …