Having a consistent bedtime routine is one of the best ways to ensure a good night’s sleep and improved overall wellbeing. But how do you make your bedtime routine more effective?
Here are some top tips to enhance your bedtime routine and help you drift off in no time. From winding down with yoga poses to spritzing a calming essential oil blend, these simple steps will help you relax and sleep more soundly.
- Create a wind-down ritual
Start your routine an hour before bedtime by turning off electronic devices and engaging in calming activities, such as reading, taking a warm bath, or journaling. This will help you transition from the chaos of the day to a relaxed state of mind for sleep.
- Choose some stunning nightwear
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- Ensure you have a rewarding ‘bedroom life’ in general
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- Play your favourite music before bed
Most of us are aware that lullabies and gentle rhythms can help babies fall asleep, but we might not have realised how effective music can be for aiding adults to snooze as well.
According to one study cited by the Sleep Foundation, for example, adults who spent 45 minutes listening to music before going to sleep reported having improved quality sleep, beginning on the very first night.
So, whatever your “thing” is when it comes to music, it might be worth starting to give it a more prominent place in your night-time routine.
Try spritzing your pillow with an essential oil blend to fill the room with a calming scent before bedtime. Lavender, chamomile, and ylang-ylang are all great choices for promoting relaxation and sleep. You could also try adding a few drops of essential oil to your bath to help you unwind even further.
- Try some yoga poses
If you’re feeling a bit too wired to sleep, try some gentle yoga poses in the evening to help your body transition into rest. Simple stretches and breathwork can do wonders for relaxation and preparing your body for sleep.
- Final thoughts
By following these tips, you can create an effective bedtime routine that will leave you feeling refreshed and energised in the morning, while ensuring you are giving yourself the time you really need to rest and recharge.
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