12 Night Routine Ideas for Busy Women
There’s a reason why SO many people use essential oils to help them relax – they work so ludicrously well!
Lavender oil is usually what many go for but you can also choose from so many other gorgeous oils and even create your own unique mixtures.
At the end of the day, pop a few drops of your favorite oil into your oil burner or diffuser and left the scent waft through your bedroom so that by the time you get into bed, your room will smell divine.
Different colors have been proven to have different effects on the way we think and feel.
Create a tranquil mood in your bedroom to aid restful sleep. Opt for warm, soft colors that help to induce relaxation such as terracotta, soft blue, navy, pastel yellow, silver, and pastel pink.
Even the colors of your sheets and pillowcases can have an impact on your quality of sleep so make sure all the colors in your bedroom are soft and conducive to sleep.
Avoid bright red as it speeds up the heart rate.
Also, avoid colors that are too dark such as deep browns and purples as these can feel a bit gloomy. Colors that are too bright, such as magenta, can be too stimulating and keep you awake for longer.
Eat The Right Foods
Eating the right foods at the right time and making sure to avoid the wrong foods can have a huge impact on the quality of your sleep.
Try including foods that are high in the amino acid, Tryptophan in your dinner. These include turkey, animal milk, lettuce, bananas, and cherries.
Don’t eat foods that are too spicy or difficult to digest as they might keep you up.
Also, remember not to drink too many fluids too close to bedtime as this will mean you’ll almost definitely have to get up in the middle of the night to visit the toilet. Not what you need when you’re trying to get some quality rest in!
Stay hydrated in the day time and keep a glass of water next to your bed. If you need to drink some water, it’ll be there, but otherwise, you don’t need it.
Relax with Your Pets
Enjoying some quality time with your pets is vital for you and your beloved fur babies!
It’s been proven that spending time with your pets and the act of stroking them can be deeply relaxing for both of you.
It’s also a great way to reduce your screen time, which definitely doesn’t help you fall asleep.
If your pets wake you up at night, try removing them from the bedroom for a few nights and see if your sleep improves.
Warm-up a Lavender Eye Pillow
Lavender filled eye pillows are great to simultaneously refresh and relax your eyes. People who spend a lot of time in front of the computer each day would particularly benefit from this.
The scent of lavender is also deeply soothing.
Write a To-Do List for the Following Day
To-do lists are such a great way to help organize the mind.
When you know exactly what you have to do the following day, you don’t have to keep on worrying about forgetting anything – you can just refer to your list.
Take a Long Soothing Bath
Jump into a long hot bath with your favorite bubble bath, cream bath, salt or bath bomb. This is just a little bit of well-earned pampering which should also help to relax you and prepare you for a restful night.
Visualize the Following Day
Some people swear that visualizing the following day in their minds helps them to actually have a good day. I personally believe in the Law of Attraction, so I’m totally on the same page as these people!
Have Everything Ready for the Morning
If you have everything ready in the morning, you’ll be able to sleep in a little longer in the and not have to go to bed worrying if everything is actually ready and waiting for you when you get up. As worrying can really inhibit sleep, this is pretty useful.
Drink Chamomile or Valerian Root Tea
Both Chamomile and Valerian root teas act like very mild sedatives. They’re gentle and natural but don’t drink them too close to bedtime otherwise you’ll be woken by your body in the middle of the night urging you to visit the toilet!