There’s nothing better than laying your tired head on your pillow after the perfect bedtime routine. If you do all the right things in the lead up to bedtime, you can climb under the covers knowing it’s highly likely that you will drift off into a peaceful slumber.
In today’s hectic modern world, too many people get their bedtime routine wrong, or in a lot of cases, they don’t have one at all. Here are our top tips for the best routine to promote a good night’s sleep:
- Stick to a schedule
If possible, try and go to bed at and wake up around the same time so that your body gets into a routine.
- Technology free
An hour or so before you go to bed, turn off all your technology, or at least put your phone on silent. The light on the screens of tablets, computers and phones can have an impact on your sleep. It also allows your mind to unwind without distractions.
- Have everything ready for the morning
Make sure you have everything ready for the next day, so you won’t stress about it overnight.
- Write down your thoughts
Often we struggle to sleep because a few pesky thoughts are niggling away at us. If you write down what is bothering you, and things you have to do the next day, you will probably sleep better.
- Relaxation activities
Figure out which relaxation activities work for you, and try and do at least one of them each night. For example, yoga, Pilates, meditation and relaxation apps, having a hot bath or listening to calming music.
- Sleep promoting scents
A little before bedtime, delight your senses with some super calming scents, such as lavender and rosemary. Light some candles in the evening (but not when you go to bed!) or try a special sleep promoting spray such as Magnesium Oil Goodnight Spray
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