I love sleep, although I’ve never been the sort of person to sleep in past 9 am even on weekends, if I don’t fall asleep by 10/11pm, boy you will know about it!! I think creating a night routine is so important to allow your body to start relaxing and to mentally get your body read for sleeping.
Firstly, I write in my journal. I actually have an app and I write down any thoughts; positive or negative, any blog ideas that happen to spring to mind, or anything I need to remember for tomorrow. I find this helps me to go to bed with a clear mind.
Most nights I’ll run myself a warm bubble bath and put on a youtube video or something on Netflix, I’m currently re-watching Him&Her (worth the watch If you haven’t yet!)
I will then normally mediate using my headspace app, maybe for 5-10 minutes just after I get into bed. I find that it really relaxes my mind and allows me to focus on nothing but falling asleep. If you are the sort of person that can’t sleep due to having so much on your mind, I’d 100% recommend that you download the headspace app and meditate 10 minutes before you go to bed and you will notice the difference!
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I’ll then get into bed and turn my phone on airplane mode, simply to stop any notifications from waking me up in the middle of the night because my family back in the UK have a habit of calling me at 4 in the morning (not cool). Turning off your phone before you go to sleep allows you to have a better night sleep too.
I’ll then either try and drift to sleep or read a book (I’m currently reading That Night by Chevy Stevens) whilst drinking a cup of Sapiens Supertea Yin. It has natural ingredients proven to help you relax and sleep better. You can drink it either warm or cold, but I love drinking it warm because it feels comforting.