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Prioritize your bed
That's right - make your actual bed the main focal point of the room. If your mattress is not as comfortable as it should be, then look for an alternative such as a memory foam mattress. Many people have trouble getting to sleep due to the lack of comfort, support, and quality of their mattress and it's really important to get a good night's rest. When you're rested you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead. And don't forget about investing in new pillows. I prefer firm pillows which provide the proper support for my neck and you can never have enough pillows which can also induce a good night's rest. Lastly, there is your bedding. It goes without saying that clean sheets are one of life’s little luxuries. When I put on a fresh pair of sheets straight from the dryer, that really helps me to unwind. Also, don't be afraid of adding a pop of color to your bedding by incorporating a duvet or even a plush throw blanket!
Cut back on screen time
Currently, I am working from home for my full-time job due to the pandemic in addition to operating my business. So, that means I spend a lot of time on my laptop and cellphone. And it can be exhausting on my eyes. I know that many of you can relate but staring at screens these days for an extended period of time can make it impossible to get a decent night's sleep. The blue light of your phone or computer actually trick your brain into thinking that it’s daytime. Cutting down screen time before bed or using a set of blue light glasses that allow you to see them without having to deal with the negative side effects can make a huge difference. Remember, there’s no email that needs sending right before you go to bed that can’t wait until the morning. While, I haven't tried a set of the blue, light glasses, I am strongly considering purchasing them.
The Power of Aromatherapy
Having the right concoction of smells in your room can really ease up any tension you may be feeling. Essential oils have been used for centuries to promote relaxation along with mental and physical wellness. Research has also found that essential oils can improve disrupted sleep. An hour or so before bed, I light an incense and spray room freshener - like the Egyptian Cotton Fabric & Room Freshener from Kohl's. It's so light and crisp and smells soooo good! Another alternative which I've started doing as of lately, is taking a mixture of tea tree oil, lavender, and water and combine it into a spray bottle and spritz my linen with the scent.
Not only does it make my bedroom smell great but it immediately relaxes me before bed.
With so much going on in the world, these are a few ways to take control of your night routine to help you get achieve much needed rest!
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