You go through the same motions every night... eat dinner, watch some Netflix, take a shower (baths are better - trust us on this), brush your teeth and hit the hay. While you may not see any need to change it up, we’re encouraging you to re-learn the basics, and maybe even learn something new... who knows what you might pick up and be able to add to your existing sleep ritual!
Bedding: This time, it's personal!
Sheets and pillows are not one-size-fits-all. The key to a good night’s sleep is knowing your body. Do you sweat at night? Is your skin sensitive? What position do you sleep in? Answering these important questions will help you choose sheets that complements you and makes you feel most comfortable.
If you're worried about where your head lands, it's good to note that The Goodnight Co.'s 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcases are recommended by leading dermatologists. Sleeping on silk has a long list of benefits for your hair, skin and sleep patterns. With pure 6A grade, 22 momme Mulberry Silk Pillowcases, you’ll wake with smooth hair, glowing skin and a radiant complexion that only comes from a good night’s sleep.
Keep It Positive
If you lie in bed at night thinking about all the things you didn’t complete that day, you aren’t alone. However, this could leave you feeling stressed or anxious, and that’s definitely not going to help you fall asleep faster. Instead of dwelling on what you didn’t get around to, focus on the tasks you successfully crossed off your list - and maybe get it all down in a Journal. This will leave you feeling satisfied with all you’ve accomplished rather than defeated by everything you didn’t.
Work On Your Mood Lighting
Our circadian rhythms are influenced by light and darkness. Unfortunately for some of us, daylight savings means it’s still bright out at 8 p.m., which makes switching into sleep mode tough.
So, at night, close your blinds and curtains, and use a night light for reading. In the morning, flip on all the lights to jump start your body.
Ban Blue Light
Types of light seems to come up a lot when it comes to sleep, and there's a reason for it! If you haven’t heard by now, staring at the TV, your phone or any other blue-light-emitting screens before going to bed hinders your body’s ability to produce melatonin. To naturally promote this sleep-inducing hormone, use dim lighting. The relaxing atmosphere signals your body it’s time to wind down and helps you to get the best sleep possible.
The most important part of getting a good night's sleep is in building your own sleep ritual, and the key to changing your sleep ritual for the better is in consistency. That means sticking to the same sleep and wake time throughout the week, including weekends (we see you, miss I-sleep-through-Sundays). If you're still in need of convincing, read more about why a sleep ritual is your one way ticket to not only a great sleep, but an overall and improved well-being here!