Thursday, June 4, 2015

Time For Bed

Lately I have been having a little trouble falling asleep, so I have mad a few adjustments in my nighttime routine that I thought I would share with you.

1.      Every night before I go to bed I take a shower to relax and wash away the stress of the day. I try to take my showers as close to my bedtime as possible, otherwise I get wound up again if there is too much time between my shower and bed.
2.    Comfortable pajamas are a must. I know most people prefer the typical pajama bottoms, but I prefer to sleep in legging type pants and a fitted shirt – it always bothers me when pj material gets tangled up in the night… I also wear sock that come up to my knee to bed… I bet the image you have in your head is the epitome of a nerd.
3.    Once I am showered and have on my pajamas complete with ridiculously long socks, I brush my teeth and put on some Clinique youth surge face cream – after all, who wants to have a dry face?
4.    Up until a few weeks ago once in bed I used to check my phone, social media, write a blog post etc. Now the last time I look at my phone is before I get in the shower. I also used to write my blog post right after I slipped under my bed covers, but now I try to write them before I take a shower and schedule them to go up at a certain time. This change I believe has helped tons!
5.    Since I no longer check my phone right before bed or write a blog post I dive right into a good book and drink some water while I read. I recently picked up The Silkworm by Robert Galeraith and cannot wait to start it!
6.    When I start to feel that wonderful feeling of sleep come on I close my book, turn out my lights, and sleep off to the land of Wynken, Blyken, and Nod

8 comments:

  1. You're on the right track with the shower before bed thing! Our bodies need a body temperature slightly higher than normal to sleep soundly. That's why experts suggest a warm shower or bath before bed for good sleep or sleeping in a cold room. Sleeping in a cold room makes our bodies warm themselves up that extra degree.

    I hope you find the routine that's right for you!

    - Sydney at Doe Eyed Dreams

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    1. I did not know that our bodies needed to be slightly warmer to get a good nights sleep - that is definitely good information to know!

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  2. Using my phone or laptop before bed is what I used to do all the time. But it really does keep you up...glad you pointed that out :)

    I'll have to check out Silkworm. I love reading before bed!

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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    1. Silkworm is slow to start but it really starts to pick up after the first 100 pages!

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  3. I put my phone away 1 hour before I go to bed each night, it definitely has helped prepare my brain for sleep.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  4. I so love this. Thank you for sharing and have a great day! :)

    STYLEFORMANKIND.COM

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    1. Hope you are enjoying the month of june :)

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