When it comes to getting a good nights sleep, I must admit, sometimes I do struggle. Since having my new house where I can make sure my bedroom has as little clutter in as possible, it has been a bit better. Especially now my drawers aren’t by my bed and the cat isn’t using it as a launcher for herself to jump on to my head in the middle of the night. To help me get a bit more of a rest and a better start in the morning, Beauty Expert have teamed up with Mornflake this January to ensure that bloggers everywhere look after themselves, no matter what time of the day it is! In this post Beauty Expert will be helping me to get a good nights kip, but stay tuned in my next one for waking up right with Mornflake.
Getting a Good Sleep with Beauty Expert
Use Aromatic Products Before Bed:
With lavender and neroli oil more popular than ever in skincare, using products which contain scents such as this before bed time can really relax you and help to calm life down a bit before you hit the hay. Giving yourself a mini at home facial
with products from brands like Darphin and Decléor can make all the difference before bedtime, especially when they include a range of relaxing and calming scents.
Invest in Black Out Blinds:
Do you ever notice how you sleep so much better in the winter, and it’s so much harder to get out of bed on darker mornings? In the summer you’re up and atom so much earlier, because the lighter mornings make you feel more awake. To make sure you manage to get a really nice and relaxing evening in bed, you could invest in some blackout blinds
which will change your life, especially if you live in a busy city with lots of lights keeping your bedroom a-glow in to the evening!
Stop Getting in to the Social Media Never Ending Circle: If like me, your standard bedtime routine is to brush your teeth, moisturise, get in bed, check your Facebook, then your Twitter, then Pinterest, then Instagram and then back to Facebook again in case you missed anything; then you could probably benefit from just keeping your phone as far away from your bed as possible when you get in to it! Not to mention my recent obsession with Snapchat (I know, late to that party, but my username is ‘tea-lowe’ if you want to add me). I reckon if I keep my phone out of sight when I get in to bed, I’ll be nodding off a good 45 minutes earlier every night.
Try Not to Watch Netflix… And if you do make sure it’s something a bit more light hearted than ‘Making a Murderer’. I keep getting obsessed with ‘serious’ programs to watch, but they’re always ones which make you wonder for ages afterwards! If you do watch any documentaries or Game of Thrones before bed, then relax your mind back in to wind down with something like Alan Partridge. Which never fails to clear my mind, give me a good chuckle and help me drift off a bit better.
Get in to a Routine: Above all, the best way to get a good nights sleep is by getting yourself in to a routine. I’ve never been one for napping, but on the rare occasions I do, it really does throw me off and I can’t get to sleep for a few nights following one. Try to wind down at the same times and get your skincare, haircare and everything else sorted. Maybe throw a relaxing bath in on a Sunday as part of a weekly routine too. It all contributes to preparing your mind in to resting and getting the best night sleep you can.
How do you relax before bedtime and get a good sleep?