Eye pillows are a powerful healing tool, especially when it comes to a balanced nervous system. Light pressure on the eyeballs lowers heart rate, sometimes by quite a bit, by eliciting what’s called the oculocardiac reflex. It also stimulates the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve regulates heart rate and digestion, and it’s the primary medium through which our belly brain regulates mood. It’s the main communicator to our rest-and-digest system, which helps us to relax more deeply.
ThePureBag® eye pillow is made with hypo-microbial, eco-friendly material protects against bacteria & other common microorganisms. Removable antimicrobial aqua cover can be laundered in washer and dryer. Filler is 100% natural flaxseed – slightly weighted for gentle relaxation.
Lavender Oil: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a pretty garden favorite with slim, sage green leaves and spiky purple flowers. Research shows that the scent of lavender eases anxiety and insomnia. The aromatic qualities of the oil help to release the chemical melatonin, which makes you sleepy and ready for bed. As a topical, lavender oil is a fabulous skin conditioner.
Included in the Sleep Kit are a glass 4 oz spray bottle and a 1 oz roller bottle so that you can mix up your favorite lavender applications. Add water to the 4 oz spray bottle with 10-12 drops of lavender to spray your eye pillow or spray your bedroom before you go to bed for a wonderful aromatic experience. Add a carrier oil such as extra virgin olive oil or sweet almond oil to the roller ball with 5-10 drops of lavender oil to create a wonderful topical application.
Rubbing essential oils on the souls of your feet can help you sleep better, strengthen the immune system, and soothe feelings of anxiety. Included in the kit is a card describing how to do a relaxing foot self-massage.
In the ancient Indian healing science of Ayurveda, Rasayana (pronounced Ra si` ana) translates to “path of essence.” There are a variety of rasayana herbs that are recommended to enhance vitality, improve longevity, and to ward off disease.
Our Nighty Night Rasayana spice mix contains equal proportions of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. Add 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of this mixture to a warm 4-6 ounces of milk or your favorite milk alternative will help you prepare for a restful night of sleep. Add ghee (clarified butter) and honey to add to the taste and health benefits. A recipe card is included in the kit.
Cinnamon is great because it is one of the best ways to balance blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels are balanced, your hormones can function in a way that allows for better sleep. If your blood sugar levels are off, then you may have energy at night.
Nutmeg also promotes sleep by mimicking the effect of Serotonin, which helps you to fall asleep.
Cardamom may help give you a better good night’s sleep because of the thiamin that’s present in the spice. Thiamin may help reduce your stress levels thus resulting in a happier and sounder sleep.