Getting back in the swing of things after the holidays is always rough. Here are a few of our 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 we 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 our 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 our PM skincare routine post too!
We 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. We 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 ours here for $20.