Get More Sleep At Night With These 6 Helpful Tips.
For years, I was never getting enough sleep. I’m talking 7-8 hours A WEEK! Yeah, super unhealthy and I’m not even sure how I did it. No matter what I did, every night I would end up staying up too late and then spend the rest of the night tossing and turning. By morning, I was still a hot mess. If you’re like me and also struggling with sleep, here are a few things you can do to get a better night sleep. Get More Sleep At Night
1. Keep your phone out of your bedroom
I’ll admit, this one is HARD! But it’s a must if you want to sleep well. That blue light from it signals to your brain to stay active. So keep it away if you want to get good sleep. Before that, you can change the setting on your phone so it dims at a certain hour, a great way to prime yourself for sleep before putting your phone in the living room. Get More Sleep At Night
2. Use essential oils
This is part of Reese’s routine too. I love essential oils. The aromas can really influence how you feel. When you want to wind down and get ready for bed, using essential oils that promote sleep is a great way to feel sleepier. I like using the ones by Youngliving because they’re so pure, which is what you want out of your essential oils. Make sure you’re using ones that are naturally derived from plants to get the best benefits! I like to use an essential oil burner. I also made my own scented by adding a few drops of essential oil to unscented lotion or body butter. Nighttime Routine
3. Hit the spa and sauna at your gym
One of the best things about my gym is that it’s fully-loaded with a pool, sauna, steam room, and hot tub. At least twice per week (sometimes more!) I go to my gym just before bedtime and relax in the spa area. I go around 9 pm so it’s usually pretty empty. There have been several times I’ve had the entire pool area to myself. I bring my phone and earbuds and just chill out for an hour. Before heading home I take a. quick shower, change into my PJ’s and as soon as I hit my front door it’s straight to bed.
4. Blackout shades are a must
For me, I cannot even sleep if there is a sliver of light in my room coming in from outside. Whether it’s the lights outside or the brightness of the moon, having blackout shades are non-negotiable for me. They’re also perfect for those times when I get to sleep in. I have them in Reese’s room too, and if you have little ones, you should absolutely make sure every bedroom has them so you can sleep in dark and perfect peace! Get More Sleep At Night
5. Use a weighted blanket
I started seeing weighted blankets pop up all over my facebook feed a few months ago but had no idea what all the hype was all about. Turns out they are one of the best sleep aids and stress relievers I’ve come across. Weighted blankets are just that, weighted blankets. The average 15 pounds or more (less for kids) and are filled with plastic beading. The pressure from the weight of the blanket is said to cause a calming effect making it easier for you to drift off to sleep. As the weight of the blanket cradles your body, it makes it harder and harder for your body to move thus cutting down on the amount of time you spend tossing and turning. Get More Sleep At Night
6. Upgrade Your mattress
If you’re having trouble catching z’s the main culprit might actually be your mattress. Having a mattress that’s too firm or too soft can lead to a bad night of sleep or worse, no sleep at all. It might be time for a new mattress if you find yourself tossing and turning throughout the night, you spend time away from home and discover you actually sleep better or your mattress sags or has a noticeable dip. Get More Sleep At Night
Get into your own nighttime routine and find your way to better sleep!
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