The quality of your sleep and your sleep habits can impact your mood and overall wellness. I can attest to that after having kids! I have adapted these sleep aids into my lifestyle routine and have seen and felt huge differences.
Airplane Mode. From 60-30 minutes before bed, until 6am, my phone is outside of my bedroom charging and on airplane mode. I don’t allow phones to charge in any of the bedrooms in my home at night.
Body Oil. I love a good body moisturizer, but I never miss a night applying a body oil. Even on top of cream of self tan, I find the oil nourishes and calms my skin to a great state of relaxation.
Water with lime bedside (I prefer it to lemon). This trick had helped me so much with my morning routine. By making my water and lime at night, I am sure to drink first thing when I wake up. Mornings with young children get busy, so this prepared tip really helps me stay on track.
Essential Oil + Lip Balm. I keep these both next to my bed and I like to apply my lip balm once I’m in bed. I also like breathing in an oil right before I sleep, I take 5 deep breaths of whatever essential oil I am asking myself for. Right now it’s Wild Orange.
Prayer/ Journal. Once everyone in my house is sleeping and I am in bed, I like to say a few words of gratitude and or journal what I am grateful for. I appreciate my sleep so much more when I communicate my gratitude for my day.
Create the ideal sleeping environment by keeping your bedroom cool, quiet, and dark. Draw the shades, and turn off anything that might make noise during the night. Invest in a comfortable bed, pillow, blanket, and sheets that are soothing and make you feel relaxed.
Preform soothing rituals such as taking a hot bath or sipping a hot tea. I love a relaxing tea like the Moon Juice Dream Dust to soothe any tension and stress before bed.