Getting back in the swing of things after the holidays is always rough. Here are a few of my favorite things to help with sleep & getting back on track.
Chamomile, valerian root & lavender are common ingredients to look for in sleepy time teas. you can find sleepy teas at any grocery store or online.
Soothing Caramel Bedtime Tea – Find it for $4 here.
Honey Lavender Stress Relief Tea – Find it for $7 here.
Valerian Root Tea – Find it for $5 here.
This isn’t something I take all the time but after a day of too much caffeine, drinking alcohol or even an early morning alarm this typically helps. It is a natural vitamin instead of a harsh over the counter sleep med that has poor side effects. Find my favorite here for $10.
Sets the mood to drift off into a perfect nights rest. Lavender is believed to be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression & restlessness. Find it here for $7.
Red Light on Your Phone
It’s no secret that blue light on phones & TVs before bed makes it harder to fall asleep.
PRO TIP: turn the red light setting on your phone to block the blue light screen in the hours leading up to bed.
Go to > settings > accessibility > accessibility shortcut > color filters.
THEN go to > settings > accessibility > display & text size > color filters > color tint > change to red hue and select your intensity.
THEN triple click the right side button and BAM red screen, easily turn on & off by triple clicking the right side button.
Set The Mood
Sound machines, fans for proper temp, salt lamps, diffuser with lavender oils, and a silk sleeping mask.
Favorite Sound Machine – Find it here for $30.
Himalayan Salt Lamp – Find it here for $35.
Diffuser – Find it here for $15.
Essential Oils – Find a start kit for $15.
Silk Sleeping Mask – Dupe for the Silk Sleeping Mask – Find it here for $10.
Night Time Routine
Wash your face, skincare, brush teeth, etc. is always going to help you be more relaxed. Check out my PM skincare routine post too!
I love the headspace app or the calm app. Can even find ones that are 2-3 minutes.
Read a Book
Studies found reading for 30 minutes was associated w/ lower blood pressure & heart rate. Reading for as few as 6 min before bed reduced stress by 68%.
Helps w/ hair, skin & wrinkles. I like having a few in the closet so you can flip it over each night & change it every few days w/o having to do laundry. Find mine here for $20.