Block out the blue light.
At least 2 hours before your anticipated bedtime, you should be reducing your exposure to blue light in order to signify an energy shift and allow your brain to properly wind down. Melatonin, the so-called sleepiness hormone, is dramatically affected by bright and blue light. Try to make your bedroom a tech free space with soft lighting: Stop scrolling, forget the late night work emails, you need to dramatically reduce screen time in order to experience deep sleep.
Invest in soft scents and aromatherapy.
It’s long been known that lavender can induce a relaxation response in the body and mind, stripping away some anxieties for a greater sense of calm. If you don’t have a diffuser, consider this a sign to test and trial essential oils as a part of your night time routine.
Get busy before bed.
Sex before bed is one of the more fun, and faster, ways to fall into a deep sleep. The big O releases the hormone oxytocin (which counteracts stress), as well as serotonin, which helps to stabilise your body and mind throughout the sleep cycle to hopefully reach a deeper sleep. No lover in your life right now? No worries. You can reach climax all by yourself.
Create a soothing skin care routine.
Carving out some additional me time to nourish you body and apply a series of luxurious serums and creams before bed, is a wonderful way to enter a near meditative state. Metaphorically washing away the day while gently massaging yourself promotes greater blood flow and therefore a sense of calm, working to diminish stress hormones or cortisol that may have peaked.
Self-care is important, so indulge in products that make you feel good and help get your glow on. This Self-Care Awareness Month, Edible Beauty have unveiled a new limited-edition Sleeping Beauty bundle with a replenishing overnight face mousse mask and CAWLIFE rose quartz crystal eye mask. Two premium beauty products that will near guarantee an extra level of zen once the sun rises.
Make time for meditation.
No need to get all woo woo, however, meditation is a well known relaxation technique. Something as simple as child's pose and some intentional breathwork can quiet your body and mind. Practiced regularly before bed, meditation helps to reduce insomnia and sleep troubles by promoting an overall sense of calm. Ommmmmm.
Usher your body into a dreamy unconscious by practicing some of these healthy habits today. Fall asleep faster and wake feeling more refreshed; this relaxing routine might be all you needed to truly nod off.