Getting sleep is hard to do. Especially when you need it most. There’s just something about our bodies that want to keep us up with random thoughts and ideas right before we need to hit the hay. Here are a few hacks to help you fight of your inner Night Owl Rebel and really lock down for your best night of sleep yet.
- Drink tea! First off, stop drinking coffee after 3. Next, heat up a warm mug of pure tea heaven to keep by your bedside table while you try to rock-a-bye your night away with some quiet time. Drink tea and read a book. Drink tea and listen to some super soothing tunes. Drink tea and write down your task list for the next day. Either way, tea will warm the belly and help you get cozy for la la land.
- Keep the clocks away: Staring at a clock in your bedroom, either when you are trying to fall asleep or when you wake in the middle of the night, can actually increase stress, making it harder to fall asleep. Turn your clock’s face away from you. Small change. Big difference.
- Turn your bedroom into a sleep haven: Cool, dark, quiet, comfy. Investing in heavy curtains, comfortable bedding, a great mattress, can all contribute to the best sleep ever. You spend 1/3 of your life asleep in bed. It might as well be a well-ventilated, well-equipped, and well-designed area you love. You might not be aware of it since you’re unconscious, but your body will thank you when you wake up and are conscious again.