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Magnify Wellbeing: The Transistion Into a Cleaner Way of Living Starting With How We Sleep

Magnify Wellbeing: The Transistion Into a Cleaner Way of Living Starting With How We Sleep

When it comes to your wellbeing, have you ever stopped to consider that your bedding of choice can make or break a good night's rest? Probably not.

 

It is no secret that in this swift-moving world, overall health is suffering. As we head further into the year amidst pandemic restrictions, vaccination options and more adjustments to a new normal, we are all invited to become better versions of ourselves.  Many industries, including fashion, are contributing to a global dilemma. Fast fashion has led to the increase of garments in landfills that are unable to naturally compost. This gives way to the purchase of locally sourced goods, otherwise known as slow fashion. If we are not responsibly disrupting the market with a double bottom line of environmentally sustainable practices and products, then we have already lost.

 

In today's consumerative era,  health-conscious consumers are interested in a lifestyle that will complement all things clean. This includes clean-eating,  eco-friendly homes with clean household textiles and products that reduce "body burden"-- (often referred to as the build-up of naturally occurring and man-made toxic chemicals that we inhale, swallow or absorb through the skin). With intention, our homes can be made to feel like soothing respites from the outer world. It can be a place to re-energize and plant seeds, fostering systems in support of our daily wellness. Yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "more than a third of Americans aren’t getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep needed for our overall health and well-being due to inadequate sleep hygiene (good sleep habits)." Enhancing your sleep hygiene is a key element to living a cleaner life.

If you have trouble falling asleep, experience insomnia (whether mild or severe), or feel foggy throughout the day, we've curated a few calming sleep hygiene rituals to add to your nightly routine. When it comes to improving your sleep regimen, take lifestyle, nutrition and daily systems into consideration. Here’s how to embrace the balance and experience each sleep hygiene ritual, or better yet, personalize the joy:

  • Enhance the vibe. Transform your bedroom into a rem sleep sanctuary. Adjust the temperature and remove all electronic devices and turn off the lights. Spark a few candles and enjoy a gratitude meditation.
  • Eat nourishing, well-balanced meals. Practice Ayurvedic recipes to restore both the body and mind. Limit caffeine and alcohol to four hours before bed.
  • Invest in sustainably sourced home goods. Nestle into the Pure Prana Bamboo bedding. While reducing stress with aromatherapy, sprinkle a few drops of your favorite essential oil on your pillow for an added touch.
  • Commit to a schedule. Carve out time, jot it in your calendar, prioritize your rest and practice consistency. Practice waking up at the same time seven days a week to build a habit that improves your sleep hygiene.
  • Increase movement. Practice yoga, qigong, and walking meditations daily to increase the potential of a deeper soothing sleep.

 

Thanks to social responsibility, a shift in behavior can create a ripple of change in the market. According to the World Resources Institute, “it takes 2,700 liters of water to make one cotton shirt.” This leads to the question, is cotton actually sustainable?  At best, organic cotton offers a higher level of sustainability and settles in second place to bamboo. "The Self-Replenishing resource that requires no irrigation, bamboo requires 1/3 the amount of water to grow than is necessary for cotton" as per cariloha.com. By enhancing the overall quality of the food you eat, products you use, ways to increase daily movement you can live a clean-living lifestyle while improving your health.