How to get a good night sleep with Dr. Kara Petrunick ND from Living Apothecary

Written by Maison Tess. / Écrit par Maison Tess.

From switching off your phone so that you can switch off your brain, to steeping your way to sleep and regulating your body temperature with some pure linens, Dr. Kara Petrunick, ND, has wellness tips and tricks to ease your slumber.

Zoom calls, emails, TV shows and digital media all suck us into our screens, and the blue light they emit keeps our bodies from increasing their production of melatonin, our superstar sleep hormone. Consider giving yourself some breathing room from your tech and time to enjoy the comforts of your bed. Whether that’s hanging out wrapped in percale cotton sheets with your loved one, reading a book (yes, with real pages!) or lighting a candle and letting your body sink into the mattress covered with quality, sustainably made bedding.

Many of us can remember being served a cup of Sleepytime tea before bed, and Living Apothecary takes the beverage to the next level. They blend organic botanicals, combining chamomile, oatstraw, passion flower, lavender and valerian, which is a natural mild sedative that delivers an all-night, deeply restful snooze. Drink the wellness tea about 30 minutes before bedtime, then climb into your cozy bed made up with Maison Tess washed linen pieces that will feel great to the touch. These sheets adapt to your body temperature and are hypoallergenic, meaning they’ll be able to soothe even the most sensitive skins.

We sleep better in cooler temperatures (it’s actually recommended to keep your bedroom at just above 18°C) and, ideally, your body can cool-down before turning in for the night too. Counterintuitively, taking a quick warm bath will raise your temperature and then let it fall smoothly. Another important factor is having quality, breathable sheets, and linen is the ideal fabric to let air filter through. Maison Tess’ Washed Linen and Coco Linen bedding sets are champions at regulating your body temperature.

Whether it’s implementing tech boundaries, learning about your resting biology, boiling up ways to relax or settling into quality natural fabrics, Dr. Petrunick knows that, when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, details make all the difference.