Hey, sleepyhead! Yes, you – we see you’ve been dozing off on the couch, in your clothes, or someplace other than in your bed. Where’s your nightly routine?
What’s that? You don’t have one?
If you research it for even for a minute, you’ll see that a consistent bedtime pattern produces optimal sleep, which can affect pretty much every aspect of your life, including your health. All it takes is a bit of planning. Before you close your eyes, create a snooze-inducing sleep environment and you’ll wake feeling rested every morning, not to mention rested-looking. Take out your bullet journal to track your progress and let’s get cozy!
First thing’s first – avoid caffeine, heavy meals and intense exercise three hours before you go to sleep. While caffeine is obvious, a full tummy and sweat session also stimulate body functions, making it harder to wind down. Herbal tea can be part of any nighttime ritual and enjoying it at approximately the same time every night, your body and mind will start to recognize it as a signal to relax. You can also take your herbal supplements in pill form by making them yourself. If you have to swallow a garlic powder for example to help with an ailment, you could put them in size 0 capsules for easier consumption.
We’re all familiar with “endless-scroll syndrome” – that gripping desire to find the non-existent bottom of your Twitter feed or watch just one moreepisode on Netflix. Phones, laptops, TVs and tablets all emit blue light that suppresses melatonin, an essential hormone for quality sleep.
Instead, turn off your devices at least an hour before bed, two is even better. All it takes is one provocative news article to rev up your mind. And try sleeping with your phone in another room, just try it! It’s also a reason to use black-out shades to create a dark sleeping environment.
Like your mind and body, skin rejuvenates itself during deep sleep. (It’s called beauty sleep for a reason.) If you care about your complexion, stick to your nightly Regimen. If you’re just starting, it looks like this:
We strive to make skincare simple. Following your Regimen steps gives structure to a nighttime routine, which can improve sleep. Benefits of deep, rejuvenating rest are substantial. Start sleeping like a pro tonight – and waking up to the best skin of your life every morning.
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