I’ve struggled off and on with sleep for as long as I can remember. In the last year and a half, I’ve really put some effort into getting the best sleep I can as I’ve realized the days of no sleep/poor sleep do NOT serve me well. I feel better, eat better, move more, and am more productive when I get quality sleep. My sleep isn’t amazing all the time but it’s so much better than it used to be – I’ll take that as a win!
-Consistent bedtime – for the most part I keep my bedtime and wake up time consistent (love a routine!). Yes, even on the weekends!
-Cooler bedroom temperature – apologies to my night owl spouse who grabs a hoodie as I turn the heat down every night.
-Diffusing some oils or using a linen spray on the pillows/sheets. I love the Sinus oil blend from STL Herbs & Aromatics in Maplewood and Sweet Dreams Rest Well Everything Mist from Mobaak (one of my fave little shops in California).
-Put the phone down and pick up a book before bed instead. I used to be an avid reader and then I wasn’t for a long time. I picked the habit back up and forgot how much I LOVE to read before bed. It helps me wind down and it’s been fun to get back into books again!