I am totally guilty of scrolling through my Instagram before bed and falling asleep to Netflix. But creating a nighttime routine that promotes a good night’s sleep can be so beneficial in the long run. Since I’ve finally got my morning routine down, I figured it was time to experiment with my bedtime routine as well. Here’s what seems to be working:
1. Get all your thoughts on paper.
One of my biggest struggles when trying to fall asleep is thinking about my long to-do list for the next day. Instead of letting those thoughts take over my mind, I’ve been trying to write them all down at least an hour before I get into bed. That way, my head is clear and if I start worrying about what I need to do tomorrow, I know that I’ve already got it written down.
2. Turn your phone to airplane mode.
It can be SO tempting to reach for your phone and scroll through Instagram while you’re lying in bed. But if you turn your phone on airplane mode, you’ll be much less tempted to do so. And the more you do it, the less you’ll want to reach for your phone!
3. Use natural sleep remedies.
I love a good sleep remedy that helps promote a healthier night’s sleep – especially when it includes natural ingredients. I’ve been using RESCUE REMEDY® stress relief products for years and they recently turned me onto their line of sleep products. Their RESCUE Sleep® Liquid Melts and RESCUE PLUS™ Sleep Gummies are my go-to’s when I need a little extra help to get me to fall asleep.
4. Drink tea.
I’ve never really been a tea drinker, but as I find teas that I actually like, I’m realizing how soothing they can be. Holding a warm cup of tea while laying in bed is one of the most relaxing things I do now before bed. I love how it slows me down and gets me in the mood to sleep!
5. Read instead of watch TV!
I’ll admit, I love a good Office binge-watching session before bed. But I do get a much better night’s sleep when I read before bed instead. Nothing too intense like a page-turner, but maybe a personal development book or book about mindfulness. It makes such a difference!
What does your nighttime routine look like?
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Photography by Andrea Posadas.