Hi everyone! My name is Lindsay and I’m one of the newest Spring interns with Your Jubilee! I have been loving it so far! Before I dive in, I wanted to tell you a little bit about me. I am an Arizona native who recently graduated from the University of Arizona. My hobbies include spending time with my friends, shopping, running, cooking and event planning! I love keeping up with health trends to better my lifestyle which is why I decided to write about beneficial ways for a better night’s sleep.
Sleep is one of the most important roles to one’s physical health. Unfortunately, I was having trouble sleeping which left me feeling exhausted and irritable the next day. I decided something needed to change after endless nights of barely any sleep. I started to think of beneficial tips for a better night’s sleep- all of which have tremendously improved my sleeping habits. I highly suggest everyone tries these tips before bed:
1.) Turn off all Devices
If you are like me then you normally check every social media account of yours right before bed. I don’t know why we do it but it feels like part of our nightly routine. However, it started to consume my time before bedtime. An hour would go by before I knew it and I would miss out on more sleep time. With that being said, I started to eliminate the usage of electronics before bed. I truly do believe it’s helped me fall asleep faster.
2.) Crossword Puzzles, Word Searches, Brain Teasers
Believe it or not, there’s a better activity for us to do than to watch Netflix before bed. Crossword puzzles, word searches and brain teasers are so underrated these days but are so entertaining while settling down before bed. Not only are they entertaining but they keep us sharp by challenging our minds. I purchased a brain teaser book at my local bookstore and have been obsessed with it since! It helps me relax before I fall asleep and makes me feel better about myself than I would watching a TV show.
3.) Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar Mixed with Water
We all know that Apple Cider Vinegar is harder to drink than a shot of vodka but it actually is very beneficial to the human body. I am the type of person who likes to snack before bedtime but know it’s not the healthiest. However, there is one way to eliminate snacking before bedtime. Apple cider vinegar is known to make you lose weight due to reducing your appetite. After doing some research on apple cider vinegar I decided to try what people swear by. This has been preventing late night snacking for me!
4.) Chamomile Tea
Every night I will make myself some sleepy tea 30 minutes before bed to make me fall asleep easier. I will try and drink a little less than a cup only because I don’t like having too much liquid before bed. The natural herbs in the chamomile calm me down. Not only does this tea help regulate sleep but it lowers your stress levels, boosts your immune system and improves skin care.
Some people like to meditate right when they wake up but I find it more helpful before bed because it puts my mind at ease and relaxes me. Studies say meditating disassociates awareness of the outside world which is what helps me before falling asleep. I try to practice meditating every night to induce lucid dreams.
My diffuser is one of the best purchases I have ever made. I bought it on Amazon for such a great price. Every night I put two drops of lavender scented essential oil in my diffuser to make my room smell like a spa. It immediately makes me feel like I’m on cloud 9. It also leaves me feeling calm and relaxed as if I actually was at a spa!
7.) Exercise daily
Anyone who exercises daily can tell you that this is KEY to a good night’s sleep. There are several studies on how it improves your sleep. From personal experience, I can guarantee one will sleep better no matter what kind of exercise they do that day. Being physically active will reduce stress and improve the duration of your nightly beauty rest.
Try out these tips if you’re looking to change up your sleep routine! I guarantee you’ll get a good night’s rest!