Relaxation is a hot topic in today’s hectic world. Goodness knows we could all use a little down time and probably a lot more sleep! But how can we relax enough to get good sleep when our brains won’t stop working?
Fortunately, there are several ways to relax naturally that will help you sleep better all night long.
- Chamomile Tea
Just one cup of chamomile tea, nature’s soother, can reduce anxiety, induce sleep, and prevent insomnia. Since it’s an herbal tea, it’s completely safe to drink every night about a half hour before bedtime.
Meditation is a way of forcing yourself to relax; sit quietly, clear your mind, and breathe deeply. Turn on some soft music or rain sounds to enhance your relaxation, and you’ll find yourself ready to sleep after just 10 or 15 minutes.
- Warm Bath
A warm bath is always relaxing. For extra benefit, try adding some lavender essential oil or epsom salts to your bath—you’ll find that after a nice soak, your muscles will be relaxed and you can sleep soundly.
Writing is always a great way to express your emotions. Journaling for five or 10 minutes per day may help you relieve stress and move on from your day so that you can relax and get a good night’s sleep.
- Reduce Screen Time
Studies have shown that cutting down on blue light from screens for at least an hour prior to bedtime can help you fall and stay asleep better. It’s best to avoid the temptation to scroll on your phone or laptop before bed.
- Read a Book
Reading a book—an old-fashioned paper printed book—will often lull you to sleep. If you’re not sure, grab the most boring textbook you can find and give it a try. You’ll be nodding off in no time!
- Use a Biobelle Sheet Mask
Pamper yourself before bed by using a sheet mask. Our #Decadence mask is the perfect way to soothe, nourish, and rehydrate skin after a long day. The best part is, Biobelle masks contour perfectly to your face, so you can wear one while you meditate, journal, or read!
- White Noise
Sometimes white noise, like from a fan or a small fountain, can help you relax and sleep better. You can also find many long videos of soothing sounds on YouTube, so take your pick and enjoy the ambiance.
- Go to Sleep by 10 p.m.
It may be tough, but your body will sleep best if you go to bed by 10 each night. After 10, you enter a window of time where your energy increases (ever heard of a “second wind”?). You will stay in sync with your circadian rhythm if you’re sawing logs prior to 10:00.
Hopefully you have relaxed a mindset after reading these tips. Which will you try? Let us know in the comments below!