Bedtime for me is my favorite part of the night, I just love sleep. But its also the time where I like to chill out and reflect on my day and do little things to get ready for the next day. I always start to get ready for bed at nine, I always shower before bed and when I get up in the morning. Then I go into my skincare routine which a lot of you guys have already seen and read about so there’s no real need to add all the details in here. But If you do want to see that post then click (here) After I am done with my skincare I will boil a cup of tea, I have a whole tea box filled with different teas. Lately I have been obsessed with this one tea that I picked up from GNC called Aloha Sleep Tea; It helps promote healthy sleep and doesn’t leave me feeling funny after drinking it and just makes me very calm.
I always make sure to plug in my phone across the room and Do Not Disturb usually kicks in right at 11 PM. I make sure that my alarms are all set for the next day which starts at 7 AM. I then take one last scroll through my Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr feed before I put the phone down, while also making sure to set reminders for what I have to do the next day. I like to stick to a schedule. Also no T.V. during this time as T.V. and cellphones can disrupt sleep but the cellphone is sometimes a exception.
Sleep tea is something that I am new to, I used to take Melatonin but after hearing you should only use it for a month and that’s it I quickly let go of it. Which was super hard, but the trick is to just get a sleeping pattern down. I use this Aloha, Sleep Tea. I bought it at GNC but I am sure your local Sprouts or Whole Foods has something like them and I add a little bit of honey into my tea.
I like to use essential oils before bed to help me sleep, usually lavender does the trick. I got this one off of Amazon but you can check out your local Ross or Marshall’s and they usually have a ton of them cheaper than what Amazon sells them for.
My iHome speaker is another neat little thing that I sometimes use if I can’t sleep. I will pair it with Bluetooth and use the Relaxing Melodies App and play it through the iHome. Best thing ever, sometimes I wake up and literally think its raining and thundering outside. Also I can’t sleep without my eye mask, ever since buying one my sleep life has changed for the better.
That’s about it for my bedtime routine, really easy and simple. Let me know in the comments below what some of your favorite things to do before bed are. Until next time!