5 Bedtime Tips22.11.15
Hi babes! One of your most powerful beauty products is sleep! A lot of people struggle with getting enough sleep so I thought I'd share some tips with you. Let me know if you enjoy posts like this in the comments or if you have any tips yourself!
1. Don't snack before bed
If you stop eating about 2 hours before you go to bed your stomach won't feel heavy and you'll feel much more comfortable in bed. Try to avoid sugary snacks or caffeine before bed because you don't need the energy.
Drinking a cup of tea (avoid black tea) can really help if you need a little extra relaxation. Chamomile is a popular pick but I don't like the taste so I usually drink some Biolys Lime/Bitter Orange tea or even some peppermint which is especially great because it will soothe your digestive system.
2. Sleep in the dark
Sleeping in a dark room will not only help you fall asleep more quickly but it will also improve the quality of your sleep. If you don't have curtains try a sleeping mask! Try removing all light sources like small lights on electronics and your mobile phone. If you live in a heavily light-polluted area, maybe investing in some light blocking curtains is the way to go.
3. No notifications!
If you can, turning off your phone is the way to go. But if you're using it as an alarm clock, you can always turn off the internet or use the do not disturb mode. I have never had a tv in my bedroom and I'll definitely keep it that way. Falling asleep in front of the tv is never fun because you never sleep well in my opinion. When you turn off notifications an hour before you go to bed, you'll avoid any stress or conversations that keep you up waaaay past your bedtime.
4. Journal & Meditate
Keeping a dream, goals or thoughts journal can be a great way to start and end your day. Before bed, write down what you experienced that day or what you want to accomplish the next day. In the morning you can (try to) write down what you dreamt about or what your plans are. You can even take a little time to sit and meditate or maybe stretch a little, just take some time to reflect.
5. Get clean, get comfortable
The biggest thing for me is doing my entire bedtime routine every single night. I can't sleep properly if I haven't washed my face, moisturized and brushed my teeth. If you feel clean and fresh, it'll be way easier to get comfortable and relaxed. Make sure your bed is comfortable as well, check out if you have too many pillows or blankets, you don't want to be too hot during the night. Turn of the heater or air conditioning as well and if you can, open up a window.
Thanks for reading!