7 Healthy Hacks for Your Nighttime Routine!
by Janice FERGUSON on Aug 07, 2021
Switching your mind off and preparing for bed at the end of a busy day can feel impossible! Creating a mindful nighttime routine will not only help you relax and unwind, but also promote a deeper, more restful sleep.
Not sure how to do this? From essential oils to meditation and salt lamps, read on for 7 hacks for a healthier bedtime routine below.
Diffuse lavender oil
Lavender oil is one of the most calming essential oils, making it ideal to help you unwind before bed. This beautifully fragrant oil has actually been proven to restore the nervous system by lowering our heart rate and blood pressure. To create a restful and relaxing environment, simply use an essential oil diffuser to diffuse lavender oil in your bedroom before sleep.
Create a pillow spray
A calming pillow spray is another great way to promote a restful night's sleep. To create your own DIY pillow spray, simply fill an amber spray bottle with 15-20 drops of lavender oil, 1 tablespoon witch hazel, and the remainder with distilled water. Spray a few spritzes on your pillow before bed to reap the benefits. This pillow spray can be used for the whole family and is perfect for travelling!
Soak in magnesium
Soaking in magnesium or Epsom salts isn’t just relaxing - it can also help to reduce stress, soothe tired muscles and prepare your body for bed. Try to carve out at least 1 night a week to experience the health and wellness benefits of a magnesium bath. You can even add a few drops of your favourite essential oils such as lavender, geranium or frankincense for a more luxurious experience!
Wind-down with your skincare routine
Applying serums and moisturisers each night is actually a form of self care. Take some time before bed to gently massage your night cream and body lotion into the skin as you wind down. We love using natural skincare products packed with nourishing natural ingredients to promote healthy, glowing skin.
Use a Himalayan salt lamp
Did you know Himalayan salt lamps are also known to promote better sleep? These beautiful amber lamps naturally purify the air while generating negative ions. Negative ions are thought to improve your mood and reduce stress and anxiety - so if these emotions are preventing you from falling asleep, you might find this beneficial. Simply place a Himalayan salt lamp on your bedside table and enjoy the soothing amber glow as you drift off to sleep. Himalayan salt lamps also make great night lights for your little ones, too!
Meditate with crystals
Meditation is a proven relaxation technique that helps to quiet the mind and body. Meditating before bed can help to promote overall calmness and reduce insomnia and sleep troubles.
There are several ways to meditate, so choose a method and time frame that suits you. You might decide to listen to some calming music while focusing on your breath, or follow a guided meditation. To enhance your meditation routine, incorporate some calming crystals like Amethyst and Selenite to release negative energy and instil a sense of inner peace.
Release tension with stretching
A 5 minute stretch before bed can do wonders for your sleep. Not only will stretching relax you, it will also keep your muscles flexible and release tension from the day. You can try some simple stretches and yoga poses such as forward folds, lizard pose and seated side bends.
Sleep better, naturally
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