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BEDTIME ROUTINE FOR BETTER SLEEP

Friday, August 4, 2017


Getting a good night's sleep is key for so many things: our immune system, mood, & overall happiness. But the whole getting the sleep is way easier said than done, yes? 

It's taken me a loooong time to establish somewhat of a routine, & it's still not perfect by any means. Some nights I'm naughty & use my phone in bed, or stay up til 1am netflixing.

BUT I've noticed that doing that leaves me waking up feeling less than refreshed, (who would've thought??) whereas having a good pre-sleep ritual winds me down & makes for a good night's rest.

// WIND DOWN WITH A SIP.
No, not of wine. (although I don't discourage a little glass of rose) I'm trying to drink more tea in the daytime, but tea to help wind you down at night is definitely a must-have. 

Sleepytime is my favorite- it's decaf, minty tasting, and kinda makes you feel like you've wrapped yourself in a nice warm blanket.

// CONSISTENT SKINCARE.
Our skin likes routine as much as the rest of us does, and sticking to a good nighttime regimen helps signal the brain it's time for sleep, My evening essential is definitely a toning spritz!

// SET THE MOOD WITH CANDLES + OILS.
In order for our mind + body to recognize it's sleep time, it's helpful to set the mood for sleep. Mood lighting & candles are two of my favorite ways, as well as playing some soothing music. (here's a couple spotify playlists I love) 

I also always turn on my oil diffuser & let the lavender flow. You can make your own essential oil 'cocktail' if it suits you, just make sure the oils are soothing & sleep inducing!


// READ + JOURNAL.
My routine once I'm actually in bed includes doing my devotionals, (there are SO MANY on the bible app) journaling, and sometimes I'll catch up on my current read

If you've got a busy schedule, sometimes before bed is the only time for reading & you should take advantage of it!

// MEDITATE.
If I'm being honest, I haven't been as consistent with meditating lately, but when I actually be still & do it I remember why I love it!

Ending your day with gratitude and positive thoughts is incredibly grounding & I can tell you, helps put you right into sleep.

What do you do for a good night's sleep?

xo,
kae

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