1. Reduce your blue light exposure in the evening
Blue light refers to the light that's emitted from devices like your phone and computer! It tricks your body into thinking it's daytime and affects your circadian rhythm. While some people will tell you to stop blue light exposure entirely before bed, that's not realistic for many of us. We know we're guilty of scrolling through our phone in bed! Instead, try to reduce your exposure with blue light glasses that block blue light. Not only will it help you sleep easier, it can protect you from eye strain and help reduce headaches!
2. Take a relaxing bath or shower (with added magnesium!)
A relaxing bath is perfect for everyone! And if a bath isn't for you, a shower works just as well. Studies have shown that it can help improve overall sleep quality and help you fall asleep faster. We love running a warm bath and adding magnesium salt/flakes for extra relaxation. Magnesium is incredible for relaxing your muscles and calming your entire nervous system!
3. Use a mask to black it out
Similar to reducing blue light, having a dark room tells your brain that it's time to sleep. Even the smallest amount of ambient light can disrupt melatonin production (a hormone that helps regulate sleep). Try using the Manta Sleep Mask for 100% blackout. They have different styles & eye cups like warm eye cups and a weighted head strap so you can personalise your sleep experience.
4. Look into sleep supporting supplements
There are many supplements and vitamins that can help with relaxation and enhance your sleep quality, like Goli® Nutrition's Ashwagandha Gummies. They help assist with stress relief, relaxation and sleep - all while tasting amazing! Magnesium is also great taken internally for relaxation and we also love lavender for its calming and sedentary effect.
5. Drink up for better sleep
Sorry, we're not talking about alcohol, which interferes with your sleep! We're talking about the goodness that is chamomile tea. Besides being calming, chamomile tea is believed to contain the flavonoid apigenin, which has a calming effect on the brain. Plus it doesn't have caffeine like Earl Grey or green tea so you don't have to worry about drinking it too late.
6. Make sure your night time routine is fab
When your night time routine works for you and works well, you might find yourself falling asleep faster and easier. We love starting with a calming tea (see point above!) and our fave Netflix show of the moment, followed by a peaceful skincare routine involving the Mukti Age Defiance Night Serum and Lavera Firming Night Cream. Then we love using the Kora Organic Noni Glow Sleeping Mask so we can get glowy skin while getting our much needed beauty sleep.
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