Hello lovelies, how are you all doing? Today I’m going to be discussing a very important topic, which plays a huge part in each and every one of our lives. Sleep is something that we all need, no one is superman (or woman) and at the end of the day, we all need our most restful sleep. Just recently, I’ve revamped my bedtime routine, cleaned and decluttered our bedroom to promote a more “calm” feel. I looked at everything from bedding, to décor, and practiced a little Feng Shui. If you are interested in getting the best sleep of your life, or you’re trying to revamp your nighttime routine, keep reading!
Avoid Screen-Time // An hour before bed, de-compress and slow the thoughts swirling in your brain by avoiding screens of all kind. I have my iPhone automatically switch to “bed-time” by 7pm, so the screen automatically adjusts, dims, and that’s a subtle reminder to log off for the night. When you avoid technology an hour before bed, it allows you to calm down, calm and quiet your mind, and prepare for sleep.
Use a room spray // Try using an essential oil diffuser in your bedroom, to set the tone for a good nights rest. If you don’t own a diffuser, I highly suggest purchasing or DIY room spray-anything with lavender will relax you, and ease you to sleep.
Create a nighttime routine // Pick a specific time to go to bed, and be consistent with it. By going to bed at various times each night throws your body out of whack, and makes it harder to adjust if you’re going to bed too early, or too late.
Make your bedroom comfortable // Whatever this means to you, do it. If you’d rather sleep in a room that’s chilly, by all means, do you. If it’s summer, try removing a blanket, if it’s too hot, you’ll wake up in a pool of sweat. Purchase sheets, and comforters that suit your sleep taste.
Invest in black-out curtains // Light has a funny way of tricking your brain to stay awake. Avoid anything with light in your bedroom, this goes for cell phones, alarm clocks, or a window. Flip your cell phone down, cover your alarm clock with something lightweight, and invest in black-out curtains to keep light at bay, to promote deep sleep.
Block noise // For you apartment dwellers out there, this can be a hard one to avoid. If you’re someone who can’t sleep unless it’s silent, try utilizing ear plugs.
Wind down before bed // Before bed, wind down by avoiding technology (tv’s, cell phone, computer) and practice brain-dumping. Write down whatever thoughts are on your mind, and pour everything on paper. If you don’t want to write, try reading for awhile to unwind and decompress.
How do you get the best sleep of your life? What tips did I miss? Share with me your thoughts in the comments below!