Ahhh…There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep. Some people say that sleep is overrated, but I can tell you from my experience that sleeping well has made a huge difference in my daily mood, health, and wellness.
Here 5 tips that may help you wake up feeling more refreshed…
Meditate to relaxing music.
Give yourself at least 15-30 minutes each night to wind down. YouTube has tons of relaxing meditations and music to help clear your mind. The last thing you want to do is go to bed in a state of worry or fear.
Inhale the scent of lavender.
Many studies have shown that lavender creates a slight calming, soothing, and sedative effect when its scent is inhaled. Try lighting a lavender scented candle in your bedroom, burning lavender essential oil, or lightly spraying your pillows with a lavender scent.
Don’t read on your mobile device or tablet in bed before sleep.
The light that emits from these electronic devices prevents your brain from releasing melatonin, which helps control your sleep and wake cycles. This was a habit that was a challenge for me to break because I sometimes like to read long articles on my phone or browse through Instagram at night before bed.
Invest in more comfortable luxury pillows or a feather bed.
I once stayed in a luxury hotel with 5 hyperactive 15-year-old girls. The last thing I thought I was going to get was a good night’s sleep, but you’d be surprised what a soft, luxurious pillow can do for you.
Make a commitment to get more sleep.
I truly believe that the more sleep you get, the happier and healthier you are. Also, experts say that your brain gets rid of more toxins the longer you sleep. When you are sleep deprived your skin becomes imbalanced, which can lead to a dehydrated complexion. On top of that, you can develop dark circles under your eyes that can lead to a zombie look.
When you wake up refreshed, you tend to feel more focused and there’s more pep in your step. For me personally, I have to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night. If I get less sleep, I can definitely feel a difference in my body and see a difference in my productivity.
How many hours of sleep do you get per night? Do you have any tips to share?