5 Habits to Improve Your Bedtime Routine
Ending your day right is preparing for a better tomorrow
We're all familiar with the infamous morning routines of numerous online gurus (and celebrities!). However, isn't a good bedtime routine just as important to your overall well-being?
Sleep is good. Who doesn’t love sleep – especially a good night’s sleep, which is so rare nowadays with everything that just dumps stress onto you during the day. There are so many factors that could prevent that good night sleep: anxious thoughts, uncomfortable feeling, distractions, etc. Luckily, there are more things to HELP with feeling amazing for bed. You can take steps to be comfortable in your own kingdom (bedroom) and make them into a routine to make sure you leave for dreamland in the best state possible. Developing bedtime habits and sticking to them give you better sleep which in turn gives your body benefits such as a boost in productivity, an increase in fat loss, and a decrease in the likelihood of developing certain diseases. All these you can get just by helping yourself get a good night's sleep.
Here are the ways:
Exercise regularly. Physical activity improves the quality and duration of sleep. It increases the time you spend in deep sleep or the most physically-restorative phase. This phase boosts your immune function, supports cardiac health and helps your brain temper stress and anxiety.
Embrace your dark side. Make sure that your sleep sanctuary is dim and free of your gadget lights. Bright lights and the blue light from mobile devices affect your melatonin levels, making it harder for you to fall asleep and stay asleep. Additionally, dimming the lights can send those primal instinct signals to your brain that "hey, the sun is down. It's time to sleep."
Don’t skip your you-time self-care regimen.You owe it to your clean sheets and to yourself to wash up after a long day. Really treat it as a cleansing ritual – not just cleansing your body from head to toe, and cleansing your mind and soul of all the negative ‘dirt’ of the day. When it's time to wash off all the day's makeup and dirt, do it by having a warm shower – especially around your delicate area. Warm water is best for cleansing the area without disturbing the pH levels and overall, a warm bath helps your tired muscles relax after a long day. It feels amazing after a workout, too! Not only that but after the warm shower, your body temperature lowers and that makes it easier to fall asleep. Sleeping in a cold room after a warm bath hosts the perfect temperature to sleep.
Say thanks. Quiet down the mind with some meditation. It doesn't have to go on for a long time or be complicated. You just need to sit still for a bit and wind down. Pay attention to your breathing, and then think of the five things you're grateful for today, and stay still and quiet, and relax. Now your body and your mind are ready to sleep.
Cultivate healthy habits to keep your days light and bright. To keep your body feeling fresh, stick with a feminine wash that knows just how to take care of you. pH Care Floral Clean is specially formulated with a pH level of 5, it cleans gently and leaves you feeling fresh. It also comes with rose essence so you smell good from head to toe. Now you can relax and get ready for a great night's sleep.