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Posted by The Salt Box on 27th Feb 2019

Soak Away and Snooze with Bath Salts: The Easy Way to Improve Your Sleep

If you struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep long enough to get your recommended eight hours every night, using bath salts in the tub could be the answer. It really could be that simple!

With our busy lifestyles and the need to be switched on at all times, it’s becoming increasingly common to miss out on a good night’s rest. Lack of sleep presents a multitude of side effects and can have a detrimental impact on your general health and wellbeing. Not to mention your mood, skin and mental focus.

However, finding the Holy Grail of sleep patterns to get a solid eight hours isn’t easy. With so many options, it can all get pretty confusing and stressful, which is not great for sleep!

A relaxing soak in the bath has long been considered the cure for a stressful day and a useful way to help our bodies wind down. But what if we told you that you could supercharge your bath and increase its benefits simply by adding bath salts?

Loaded with magnesium, Epsom Salts are a great way to relieve stress and anxiety for a better snooze. Magnesium plays an important role in many of our body’s functions. Unfortunately, it’s very common for adults to suffer from deficiencies of magnesium leading to an increase in stress and lack of sleep.

So how does magnesium help to relieve stress?

There are a number of ways magnesium works its magic including preventing the release of stress hormones in our brains, stabilising blood sugar to prevent the release of epinephrine and cortisol (two stimulating hormones) as well as releasing tension in the muscles. An infusion of magnesium can also decrease joint pain and alleviate tension or stress induced headaches.

One of the most effective ways to nourish our bodies with magnesium is through the skin, which makes a soak in Epsom Salts highly beneficial.

We’ve taken the power of bath salts one step further by adding a well-formulated injection of essential oils. Aromatherapy is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in wellness and for good reason. The natural healing powers of these oils can help with a number of concerns.

Our Relaxation Soak, in addition to Epsom Salts, is formulated with both lavender and citrus essential oils. These two ingredients are known to have a calming effect on both the body and mind and work alongside the magnesium to induce a better night’s sleep.

It really couldn’t be easier to take advantage of bath salts. There are no complicated instructions or specific time charts to follow. You can simply run yourself a warm (not hot) bath, add two to four cups of your favourite Bath Salts from The Salt Box – such us our Pure Epsom Salt Soak or Relaxation Soak – and switch off for 15 to 20 minutes. For larger tubs, increase the amount of bath salts accordingly.

If you like, you can use your time in the bath to practice some simple meditation techniques, read a book or even flick through a magazine you love. We only have one rule, your phone stays out of the bathroom!