Do you ever feel like you’re just going through the motions at bedtime? It’s time to change things up. Try these 7 night routines that will leave you more relaxed than you’ve ever been!
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. I am not a doctor and this is not medical advice.
Here are 7 night routines that will leave you more relaxed than you’ve ever been!
1. Go To Bed Earlier
If you’re not sleeping very well at night, try going to bed earlier. This simple bedtime tip will help you sleep longer and deeper.
Going to bed early will help you to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. Studies show that people who sleep later tend to feel groggy and tired during the day. So, if you want to wake up with energy, try going to bed at least an hour earlier.
I am always in bed by 10-10:30 pm because I know I will be less stressed in the morning if I get more sleep. Try adding this to your night routines and you will wake up feeling happier and so relaxed!
2. Turn Off The Lights
Another thing you can do to improve your sleep quality is turn off the lights. Light exposure during the day has an impact on our circadian rhythm, which regulates our body clock. In other words, light exposure during the day affects how we feel at night.
The worst kind of light to take in at night is blue light so be sure to turn off your TV and other devices an hour before bed for optimal sleep!
3. Take A Warm Bath
If you’re feeling stressed out, try taking a warm bath. Studies show that bathing helps reduce stress hormones and relax muscles.
While you’re relaxing in the bath you can also add in a DIY bath bomb with lavender oil. Lavender oil is known for its calming properties so a fizzy bath bomb will help you relax even further.
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4. Read Something Lighthearted
A good book can help you unwind after a stressful day. Choose something lighthearted, such as a novel or children’s picture books. Reading fiction can also help you sleep better at night.
Reading is a better option than TV at night because it will relax you instead of keeping you awake longer!
5. Listen To Music
If you’re feeling stressed out before bed, try listening to music instead of watching TV. Studies show that people who listen to relaxing music while sleeping tend to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Check Spotify for relaxing sleep playlists and drift off into dreamland!
6. Have a Nighttime Snack
Diet culture has long told us that we shouldn’t eat before bed but is that actually true? If you are waking up in the middle of the night restless you may need to add a nutritious snack to your night routine!
Try eating a carb/ protein/ fat snack 30 minutes before bed such as homemade hot chocolate with grass-fed marshmallows or fruit with cheese. You’ll sleep like a dream!
7. Say Your Prayers
Prayer has been proven to help people sleep better at night. In fact, research shows that prayer helps reduce stress levels, anxiety, and insomnia.
If you’re not familiar with prayer, try reading the bible or watching a few YouTube videos on the power of prayer.
By using these night routines you should notice a positive change in your quality of sleep. Always remember to listen to your body and take care of your mental needs.
Which night routines have worked for you?