The temple of sleep

Sleep and dreaming have long been held as highly treasured states. In ancient Greece and Egypt, the healing benefits of sleep were ensured by making ritual offerings to the Gods at temples dedicated specifically to sleep and dreaming. Gifts of sleep-inducing plants were made to Hypnos, Nyx, Somnus, and Morpheus to ensure safe passage into the sleep realms.

Botanical Alchemy

Plants traditionally connected to restful sleep are Valerian, Catnip, Chamomile, Hops, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Rose, and Rosemary. In the ancient sleep temples, Frankincense was burned at the doors of the dream chamber to aid dreamers on their journeys.

Deep beauty sleep

At AMLY Botanicals, we’ve created natural beauty products to amplify the ritual of your night-time skincare routine. The healing botanicals in our SLEEP beauty range are a unique blend specifically chosen to support natural, healing sleep while encouraging scientifically-proven overnight cellular renewal and deeply nourishing your skin.

Our Beauty Sleep Face Mist, Nocturnal Nectar Facial Essence, and Sleep Tight Face Balm contain extracts of Passionflower and Valerian Root to help relieve tension, essential oils of Clary Sage, Lavender and Linden to quiet the mind and soothe away stress and Rose Quartz and Rock Rose to imbue warmth.

The ritual of sleep and scent

The healers of the ancient sleep temples instinctively knew that introducing scents into the ritual of sleep had a profoundly positive effect on our sleep and dream experience.

Infusing some ancient wisdom with AMLY’s modern-day botanical alchemy into your bedtime ritual is the perfect way to learn how to sleep better at night naturally.

Our olfactory sense (our sense of smell) has a memory. By creating a regular scent-based beauty ritual, this sense learns to send signals to the central nervous system that the body is preparing to slow down and entering a space of rest and rejuvenation. Eventually, the scent alone will trigger your mind and body to slow in preparation for a night of restorative sleep.

“Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”
Walt Whitman

Why sleep matters

We now know that seven to nine hours of sleep is optimum for physical health, brain function, and mental well-being. When we sleep better naturally, our bodies and minds have the opportunity to repair and renew.

During good quality sleep, the glymphatic system cleanses the brain of beta-amyloid, reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s, and the immune system resets, reducing inflammation.

How to improve the quality of your sleep

Make a sleep temple

Rather than tumbling into the arms of sleep with the wakefulness of the day still swirling, treat sleep tenderly. Keep your mind and your bedroom a tech-free space for a least an hour before bed. Cultivate the habit of leaving the digital at the door. Soften the lead-up to sleep with low lighting and candles. A dark bedroom encourages melatonin to release which regulates the sleep cycle.

Wind down

Practicing mediation, reading, and listening to relaxing music will bring cooling energy into the mind and body to ease the transition from day into night. Keeping your bedroom at 17 degrees helps the body temperature drop so we can fall and stay asleep.

Create ritual

Close your eyes and spray AMLY Beauty Sleep Face Mist liberally on to face, neck, and pillow. Infuse the air. Breathe deeply to allow the soothing oils to appease the senses, release tension, and induce sleep. Follow with our nurturing and regenerative Nocturnal Nectar Facial Essence and Sleep Tight Face Balm to boost overnight cellular renewal and youthful suppleness.

Sleep better, dream better. Naturally

 

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