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Stir this into milk to sleep better tonight!

If you’re among the millions of us who don’t sleep well, these natural remedies could have you snoozing—and loving life more—in no time! “Sleep is your body’s way of decompress­ing and refueling so it can repair overworked muscles, replenish your energy a


Fall asleep faster with warm spiced milk!

You won’t have to count sheep if you sip this creamy, age-old sleep remedy an hour before bed! “Milk has tryptophan, an amino acid that activates your body’s natural sleep chemicals to make you feel drowsy,” Alpert says. Turmeric contains curcumin, an anti-inflammato­ry compound proven to lift your spirits so you can stop stressing—and a little pepper helps you better absorb the spice!

1 cup milk 1/2 tsp. turmeric 1/2" piece fresh ginger, grated Pinch black pepper Honey, to taste

✤ Add milk, turmeric, ginger and pepper to saucepan over medium heat. Heat until mixture begins to bubble. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasional­ly. Remove from heat. Strain into a large mug. Add honey to taste; stir well.

Unwind your mind with a lavender foot soak!

Silence the worries that keep you up with this blissful soak! “Rosemary essential oil and Epsom salts relax overworked muscles, while lavender is proven to gently slow your heart rate,” says herbalist Brigitte Mars, author of Beauty by Nature. And rinsing your warm feet with cold water activates nerve endings that trigger drowsiness!

1/2 cup Epsom salts 10 drops lavender essential oil 5 drops rosemary essential oil

✤ Half an hour before bed, fill large bowl with comfortabl­y hot water. Stir in salts and oils. Soak feet 10 minutes, inhaling deeply. Rinse in cool water.

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