Sleeping is an essential part of happiness. I don’t know about you, but I am a crazy person when I haven’t gotten my beauty rest. I take this moment to apologize to anyone that has crossed my path during this volatile time. This being said, learning how to all asleep quickly is a pretty useful skill to have.
My sleep pattern seems to ebb and flow pretty often. Sometimes I will be able to pass out as soon as my head hits the pillow and other times I turn into a complete insomniac. Because of my sporadic sleep patterns, I have a few tricks up my sleeve that always help to relax me and help me fall asleep:
Drink a Hot Beverage
Drink a cup of chamomile tea or a hot beverage like water with lemon before you get into bed. The ingredients in the tea will actually help to make you sleepy and start the relaxation process. If you aren’t a tea fan, try some hot water with lemon or warm milk!
Invest In Luxurious Bedding
A good night sleep starts with your bedding. Invest in a set of luxurious sheets to set the stage for a wonderful night’s rest. I like to keep my bed linens simple and polished looking. If you are looking for a luxury linen set that not only looks beautiful but feels beautiful, I highly recommend Frette’s Atlantic collection. The sateen stripes add a polished look of luxury to a classic design. Essentially what this means is that I want a set in every color…
I normally wouldn’t suggest such a splurge, however, I truly love the look and feel of this bedding. While many think that bed linen quality is determined by thread count, it is in fact largely determined by the raw materials and the processes used to create the product. Frette truly is the couture of bedding and well worth the higher price tag. I promise.
Get Clean and Cozy
Nothing satisfies me more than taking a hot relaxing bath and then slipping into a comfy satin nightgown. If that doesn’t get you ready for a luxurious night’s sleep, then I don’t know what does! Reading a book in the bathtub helps me to slowly unwind and focus my mind on something other than the day that I just had or the stuff that I need to complete tomorrow.
Unplug and Unwind
I am notoriously guilty of lying in bed with my phone and checking social media or reading interesting articles before I go to sleep. I have made a conscious effort to unplug from everything about an hour before bed lately and have seen such a difference in how quickly I am able to fall asleep.
Surround Yourself With Lavender
I love to give my sheets a spritz with lavender chamomile sheet spray. Not only does rolling around in lavender make my hair smell great, it envelopes me in the perfect lavender cloud to fall asleep on. Even just talking about falling asleep on a cloud is making me sleepy.
Listen to Relaxing Sounds
Gently falling rain and rumbling thunder in the distance is my favorite sound of all time to fall asleep to. Download a track that you like from iTunes and play it on repeat while you drift off to sleep!
Stretch By Candle Light
I don’t care if you are the least flexible person on the planet, lightly stretching before bed will relax you. Light a scented candle, dim the lights, and get down on your floor a few minutes before bedtime to do some stretching!
Dim the Lights
Dim your lights about an hour or so before you go to sleep. This will act as a signal to your body and let it know that it is almost time to go to bed. If your lights don’t have any dimmers, keep your softest light on and turn off any overhead lights that produce harsh lighting.
Consciously Relax Your Body
If you are trying to learn how to fall asleep quickly, this tip is a must try! Once you are lying in bed with the lights off, start relaxing the tips of your toes. Slowly work your way up your entire body relaxing each part as you go. I usually can’t make it past my shoulders before I am fully asleep. Pair this relaxation routine with deep breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth and you will be asleep in no time!
What is your favorite trick to fall asleep quickly? I would love to know!
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