Full disclosure, I have no problems falling asleep at night. I think I really owe it to my nightly routine, which has become so natural to me over the years. There are a few things I find myself doing almost every night that help me get a really restful sleep. From my no phone in the bedroom policy to my favorite tea, these are the 4 tips and tricks I swear by for the best sleep ever.
Beauty sleep, anyone?
1. DITCH THE PHONE
Seriously, DON’T even bring your phone in the bedroom. My no phone in the bedroom policy is something I’m super serious about. That means no falling asleep scrolling through my Instagram feed and no answering emails in bed. I could totally rant about all the studies that link phone usage at night to poor quality of sleep, but I think you guys get the picture. Since my phone sleeps in the living room, I use a good old fashioned alarm clock to wake me up in the morning. I know, SHOCKER. I think I’m going to order this one ASAP, but I’ve also linked some other cute ones below!
2. HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE
There are two things that I keep on my night stand to keep my skin hydrated at night. One is my Aquapfor lip balm. You guys have probably seen me talk about this drugstore lip balm before, but I’m literally obsessed. I apply it to my lips, my cuticles and to the area around my nose whenever it’s dry. If I’m in a luxurious mood, I’ll reach for my Dior rose lip balm. It’s so hydrating! I also keep my Fresh body cream next to my bed and apply it to my chronic dry hands! For more tips for hydrated skin, watch my nighttime skincare routine here!
3. GET IN RELAXATION MODE
Over the years, I’ve noticed a few things that really help me relax at night. I love brewing a cup of chamomile tea and sipping on it in bed. It puts me in total relaxation mode especially when it’s chilly out. Another beauty sleep tip I have is investing in a pair of super comfortable pajamas. I’m a big believer that when you go to bed looking your best, you wake up feeling your best! By now I’m probably knocked out, but if I do need some help snoozing, I usually pick up a good book (no, not an ipad or kindle!) Right now I’m reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and I’m looooving it. See a few of my other faves I keep on my nightstand linked below!
4. FIND YOUR SCENT
I can’t even tell you how many candles I have around the house. I’m mildly obsessed. Right now I have the Fresh Cannabis Santal candle next to my bed. I love this candle because it’s super relaxing and not too flowery to light before bed. I also use a clary sage essential oil roller a couple of times a week to help me de-stress after a long day. Clary sage has so many benefits that help promote restful beauty sleep like alleviating stress and helping with anxiety! Plus, it smells so good!
Sleep is sooo important for your health, your mood and your overall happiness. When I don’t get a good night’s sleep, my mood and my productivity definitely suffer. Having an organized nightstand with all my favorite products handy and sticking to my night ritual has really worked for me. I hope these tips help you guys get that beauty sleep you guys deserve!
What are your favorite tips for getting a good night’s sleep? 😴