This Routine Will Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

It will come as no surprise that productivity starts from a good night’s sleep. Even if you are getting in the recommended 7-10 hours each night, the quality of the sleep you get is really important. You can start the day feeling motivated, but without good quality rest, the standard of what you do will be seriously limited.

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Luckily, getting a decent night’s sleep is far easier than you think it might be. In fact, research actually shows that just changing your evening routine will aid a better night’s sleep. Just a few adjustments will help you have the best night’s sleep, setting you up perfectly for the day ahead. We’ve all heard about clean sleeping, why not try this routine the next time you have a long day ahead of you.

#1 Make a sleep-inducing meal

Choosing foods that are high in calcium and magnesium is wise if you need to sleep through the night and struggle to get enough sleep. Spinach, pumpkin seeds and quinoa make a great dinner and will stop you from waking up in the middle of the night. Plan your evening meal to help get enough sleep. Luckily, we’ve got some perfect dinner recipes for you here.

#2 Cover your tea

We all know the benefits of a herbal tea, you can choose chamomile or lavender to help you doze off into a peaceful sleep in the evening, but make sure you cover the tea while the teabag steeps. This tip will stop those oils from escaping and help give you the full benefits of aromatherapy while you drink it.

#3 Create the perfect environment

You don’t want your bedroom to be too hot when you’re trying to sleep, nor do you want it to be light enough to disturb you. This means you need to cover all gadgets, turn off lights and make sure your covers aren’t too hot or cold. By now, we all know that we shouldn’t have gadgets in the bed, but it can be difficult to switch off. Swap your phone for a good book instead, and replace the duvet if it’s too hot or cold.

#4 Forget about your worries

If you struggle to sleep at night, there’s a high chance it’s because you’re thinking about something else. Our worries play on our minds while we’re sleeping, so to avoid that take 15 minutes before bed to write down everything that’s on your mind and come up with a solution for it. If you’re worried about something that happened at work, write down that you’ll make time to talk to a co-worker or your boss about it, if you’re worried about money, write down that tomorrow you’ll look into saving. As long as you can come up with quick fixes, your mind can rest.

If you’re worried about something that happened at work, write down that you’ll make time to talk to a co-worker or your boss about it, if you’re worried about money, write down that tomorrow you’ll look into saving. As long as you can come up with quick fixes, your mind can rest.

#5 Invest in a sleep mask

Because we sleep better in a dark environment, it’s better to make sure your room is pitch black. It’s not always possible, though, and while it’s nice to wake up naturally to the sunrise, you don’t want to be kept awake by light pollution. To avoid this, you should invest in a sleep mask that actually helps you get a good night’s sleep.

The Slip mask, like its sister the Slip Pillowcase, is specially designed to be gentle to your skin and hair and let you sleep deeply. The soft, shiny silk feels amazing and helps your moisturizer stay on your skin, too. Buy it here.

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It will come as no surprise that productivity starts from a good night’s sleep. Even if you are getting in the recommended 7-10 hours each night, the quality of the sleep you get is really important. You can start the day feeling motivated, but without good quality rest, the standard of what you do will be seriously limited.

Luckily, getting a decent night’s sleep is far easier than you think it might be. In fact, research actually shows that just changing your evening routine will aid a better night’s sleep. Just a few adjustments will help you have the best night’s sleep, setting you up perfectly for the day ahead. We’ve all heard about clean sleeping, why not try this routine the next time you have a long day ahead of you.

#1 Make a sleep-inducing meal

Choosing foods that are high in calcium and magnesium is wise if you need to sleep through the night and struggle to get enough sleep. Spinach, pumpkin seeds and quinoa make a great dinner and will stop you from waking up in the middle of the night. Plan your evening meal to help get enough sleep. Luckily, we’ve got some perfect dinner recipes for you here.

#2 Cover your tea

We all know the benefits of a herbal tea, you can choose chamomile or lavender to help you doze off into a peaceful sleep in the evening, but make sure you cover the tea while the teabag steeps. This tip will stop those oils from escaping and help give you the full benefits of aromatherapy while you drink it.

#3 Create the perfect environment

You don’t want your bedroom to be too hot when you’re trying to sleep, nor do you want it to be light enough to disturb you. This means you need to cover all gadgets, turn off lights and make sure your covers aren’t too hot or cold. By now, we all know that we shouldn’t have gadgets in the bed, but it can be difficult to switch off. Swap your phone for a good book instead, and replace the duvet if it’s too hot or cold.

#4 Forget about your worries

If you struggle to sleep at night, there’s a high chance it’s because you’re thinking about something else. Our worries play on our minds while we’re sleeping, so to avoid that take 15 minutes before bed to write down everything that’s on your mind and come up with a solution for it. If you’re worried about something that happened at work, write down that you’ll make time to talk to a co-worker or your boss about it, if you’re worried about money, write down that tomorrow you’ll look into saving. As long as you can come up with quick fixes, your mind can rest.

If you’re worried about something that happened at work, write down that you’ll make time to talk to a co-worker or your boss about it, if you’re worried about money, write down that tomorrow you’ll look into saving. As long as you can come up with quick fixes, your mind can rest.

#5 Invest in a sleep mask

Because we sleep better in a dark environment, it’s better to make sure your room is pitch black. It’s not always possible, though, and while it’s nice to wake up naturally to the sunrise, you don’t want to be kept awake by light pollution. To avoid this, you should invest in a sleep mask that actually helps you get a good night’s sleep.

The Slip mask, like its sister the Slip Pillowcase, is specially designed to be gentle to your skin and hair and let you sleep deeply. The soft, shiny silk feels amazing and helps your moisturizer stay on your skin, too. Buy it here.

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  • Great tips! I try to drink herbal tea before going to bed, because I’m so obsessed with sencha tea and I tend to have a mug in the evening as well.

    Cristina | *janded

  • For me, all I need is a nice candle and a light book to send me into a deep sleep! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • Such a good idea!
    I love a good sleep mask to block out the light. x
    Izzy | https://pinchofdelight.wordpress.com

  • Loved this post! I have really been trying to get a better nights sleep recently.

    http://www.petiteelliee.com

    Ellie xx

  • Routines are something I’m trying to get into. A night routine/morning routine sounds like the best way to be productive.

    lillaluxe.blogspot.com

  • yuristatus

    I am so going to invest in a sleep mask. I have heard good reviews when sleeping with one!

  • I love the tip about coving your tea – I drink lavender tea a lot at night but had no idea that I was loosing essential oils due to not covering it! I’m definitely going to give that a try tonight !

  • Tayler Riouff

    Covering your tea – that’s new to me, but I can’t wait to try it tonight! I always sleep better when it’s colder in my room. I create the perfect environment to burrow under the blankets!

    mindfulmaniamusings.blogspot.com

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