The urge to jump straight into bed once you’ve opened the front door is too hard to resist sometimes – especially in winter! But it is important give yourself time to allow your mind to settle and your muscles to relax. If you do this, you’ll experience a more restful sleep – trust us, we’ve tried it ourselves!
We realised that between us, we were losing hours of potential sleep because of racing minds, tense bodies and unusual sleeping patterns, so we created these 8 things to do before you go to sleep!
Optimise your bedroom
Before you can truly unwind in your safe space, you must ensure that it’s as comfy as can be! That means those odd jobs that you’ve been meaning to do for months. This is your sanctuary so why not treat it with the love and attention it deserves – after all you spend so much time here!
It’s important that your bedroom is cool and dark for the ultimate sleeping conditions. Apparently 18C is perfect and a great excuse to wrap up in snuggly blankets.
The bedtime alarm
Why not try and set an alarm and hour before you want to close your eyes for the night. This will give you plenty of time to unwind and complete your bedtime routine. We found that ‘OoOo just 10 more minutes’ turns into an hour!
Tidy the day
There’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning and having to tidy up the night before. So why not just do a quick run around to put everything away, do the dishes and pop a wash on. Get tomorrow’s outfit ready too and you’ll save those valuable morning minutes!
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Take off your makeup
Not only is it terrible for your skin, it is uncomfortable for your eyes too. There’s no better feeling than taking your makeup off after a long day. It only takes a few seconds and you’ll instantly feel the refreshing benefit!
Make a note
Making a to-do list can dramatically improve your quality of sleep. After talking to our mio girlies, this step helped to relax their mind into a sleeping state. Overthinking about the day ahead is a common cause of disturbed sleep.
Say goodbye to tech
Did you know that the blue light that your phone, laptop and tablet emits delays the onset of melatonin? So put down the tech and allow your body to adjust to warm light before you head to bed.
Read a book
Just because you can’t use technology to entertain yourself, doesn’t mean that you’ll be bored. Pick up that book that you’ve been meaning to read and settle down for the night. So jump in bed, get cosy and turn that page