With university deadlines looming and stress levels rising, I find that it’s more important than ever that I have a good night-time routine to ensure that I get a decent night’s sleep! These are the things I do to help me relax and de-stress ready for bed – which must work because according to my Fitbit I’ve been having better sleep than usual!
1). Pyjamas and fluffy socks
Getting into my cosiest pyjamas and my ultra-fluffy socks feels like heaven at the end of a busy day – even if the end of the day is at 3pm… it’s never too earlier for pjs, right?
2). Turn off gadgets
Now, I must admit that I often don’t listen to my own advice as I can never resist having a last minute scroll of twitter before I go to asleep (which can last ages!). When I actually do turn my phone and TV off before bed I do feel more relaxed, especially when I’m enjoying a good book!
3). A cup of camomile tea
I always make a nice cup of camomile tea before getting into bed, it’s really good at releasing all my stress and helps me wind down for the night!
4). Grab a good book!
I love reading a good book in bed, it’s nice to escape into a different world for a bit and take your mind off everything. I find that reading makes me really sleep as well, I’ve often fallen asleep whilst still reading only to wake up when my book hits the floor!
I adore the smell of lavender! I use my trusty Feather & Down pillow spray, it’s super relaxing and helps me drift off to sleep.
6). LUSH – Sleepy Lotion
I swear by this lotion – it’s literally magic! My dad actually bought it for me when I was struggling to sleep and it’s been a lifesaver! It smells INCREDIBLE and even leaves my skin feeling super soft and hydrated! I just apply a small amount to my arms (a little goes a long way!) but you can use it as an all over body lotion.
7). Eye Mask
This is a recent addition to my night-time routine, as my uni room is directly opposite the fire station and the blinds are useless! At first I wasn’t very comfortable, it made me feel slightly claustrophobic but once I got used to it, its been great!
p.s. what do you find helps you get a good night’s sleep?