As a parent to little ones, a #bosslady and someone who in general hasn’t always been a great sleeper I have spent years perfecting my bedtime routine. While I am still not always great about following my routine when I do I sleep well, wake up feeling rested and I’m ready to take on my day. So what are my essentials for a restful night’s sleep?
Turning off the TV, phone and other electronics. This is probably the one thing that I struggle with the most because I spend my evenings catching up with work which is all based online. However the nights when I unplug are the ones that make me feel amazing. So reminder to myself do this most nights of the week.
Dive into a great book. The nights I spend 10-15 minutes reading are the ones when I all asleep feeling more relaxed and end up feeling more rested. While I am reading my mind is feeling way less stimulated than it does when I am using a screen. Bonus I get to cross more books of my ‘to read’ list.
Meditation. I’m going to speak more about this in the coming weeks but spending 5-10 minutes (or more) meditating before heading to bed helps to calm the mind and the body. I go to bed feeling peaceful and ready to rest.
Sweet Dreams Spray. If you know me you know how important essential oils are to my life and of course I couldn’t go to bed without them. This spray has 10 drops each of lavender, cedarwood and juniper berry and is topped with distilled water. I put this all in a 2oz bottle and refill as needed. I spray all over our linens and around the bedroom. It smells AMAZING! I also love straight lavender or calming or restful blends.
Sweet Dreams Roller Bottle. Similar to the room/linen spray this is a 10mL roller bottle filled with 5 drops of each oil and topped with fractionated coconut oil. I roll it on the bottoms of feet right before bed for a restful nights sleep.
Going to Bed When I am Tired. I would say that this is one of my biggest tips. It’s easy to push ourselves to stay up later to work, watch another episode of a show or to go out and be social but if we feel tired it’s our body telling us it’s time to rest. So listen to your body and it will thank you!
What are your tips for a restful night’s sleep?