Thursday, May 15, 2014

Unwinding

I never truly realize how important it is to unwind before going to bed until I have those rare nights or that rare week where it seems almost impossible to unwind. I haven’t the slightest clue why but for the past few nights I have gotten in bed and I have had the feeling of I need to do something but I can’t remember what that something is. I am 99.99% sure that I haven’t forgotten to do something I was supposed to or haven’t written down tasks to be completed on a to-do list; as far as I know all my ducks are in a row, Whenever I hit these rare nights/weeks I have a few things I implement to help me go to bed, get a good nights rest, and have a great start to the morning.

Below are some of the things I do to help myself unwind:
1.               Stop watching TV at least an hour before I plan on going to bed
2.             Drink some water
3.             Take a shower right before I get in bed; in my book there is nothing more relaxing than a warm shower right before bed
4.             Listen to some classical or mellow music at a low volume
5.             Light a scented candle
6.             Wear your most comfortable pair of pajamas to bed
7.              Read a book – preferably one that is low key and will aid you in falling asleep, save the page turners for the daytime
8.             It is a proven fact that people sleep better when their room is dark and the air conditioner/heater is set at a lower temperature than it would be during the day. That being said I try and implement these two things.

What Are Some Things You Do At Night To Unwind?

32 comments:

  1. Interesting Post ,great Work!

    kisses

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  3. Great list! I put away electronics (I heard the light they emanate isn't good for us when we're trying to sleep), light a dim lamp, turn off overhead lights, and read.

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    1. I have heard the same thing about electronics. Thanks for the tip, I will have to give it a try!

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  4. I always take a shower right before bed as well - it really relaxes me and helps me unwind before bed!
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    1. I have found that showers before bed works best for me as well!

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  5. Really good tips, I will think on it but fortunately I have a good sleep!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  6. Unwinding is so hard but there is nothing worse than laying in bed not able to sleep.

    I force myself to put my computer and phone across the room and just try and relax in bed. Removes temptation to check emails, tweet, etc.

    Whitney
    www.Mckenziewild.blogspot.com

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    1. Laying in bed and not being able to sleep is the worst! I do pretty good about not having my computer or iPad close to my bed when I'm trying to sleep but my phone is another story... Thanks for sharing some tips :)

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  7. I have to try dong these! Enjoy the day! :)



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    1. Hope you enjoy your day as well Kenny!

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  8. I put my cellphone away at least an hour before bed because I found it was keeping me up at night. These are great tips!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  9. these are GREAT tips for bed prep!

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  10. Agree with you and everything
    Laying in bed and not to be able to
    Sleep, is the worse feeling ever, trust me :)
    So I go for a Jacuzzi like one hour or so before
    I go to bed, and that help big time :)
    Absolutely great post.
    xoxo
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  11. These are great tips! I try to take a shower before I go to sleep but sometimes I just skip it. I do however always rub some type of lavender smelling lotion on my body and that usually helps me unwind and fall asleep.

    Hana,
    http://www.officallyhana.blogspot.com/

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    1. I have hear of so many people using lavender lotion or candle to help them sleep. Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Love that image of Audrey!! I just cant sleep well these days.. oh that age thing!!

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    1. I love Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast at Tiffany's! Hope you enjoyed this post and that you have a great weekend!

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  13. Wow, interesting!! I always have SO much trouble going to sleep. I need to try these!!

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    1. Happy you found these tips helpful!

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  14. Awesome tips! I have a hard time sleeping myself. So I'm definitely going to try these tips. Thanks for sharing this great post. I try some relaxation techniques for unwinding but they do require a lot of patience.

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  15. hello darling, great photos!!! would u like to follow each other, just let me know and I will follow u back!!! kisses
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