Calming Nighttime Activities That I Swear By

There’s nothing I value more in this life than sleep.

I typically get home between 7:30p and 9:30p, depending on my post-work SoulCycle schedule. That doesn’t give me too much time to do a lot of things because I like to get to bed between 10 and 11. And that’s a pretty firm rule for me. There are a few things I like to do every night before I hit the sack. My bedtime routine is v. sacred to me, and I feel that I get the best sleep ever when I complete all of these steps…so I wanted to share them with you to help you get YOUR best sleep!

Shower & Skincare Routine

I, personally, shower at night. During my shower, I’ll wash my face with my favorite cleanser and if it’s an exfoliating day, I’ll do that as well. Immediately after showering, I’ll use my Jergen’s Wet Skin Moisturizer. Once I’m towel dried, I’ll continue my skincare routine (which you can read more about here). It’s the perfect beginning to winding down for the night.

Cup of Tea

Although I’m a morning coffee drinker, I’m a tea drinker at heart. Every night, my dad and I will have a cup of tea (old school, Red Rose, is our favorite) at night. It’s another favorite part of my bedtime routine!

Light a Candle

Candles are just the best. During the fall and winter, I love to light anything vanilla-y or a stress relief candle.

Read Anything

Whether it’s a magazine article or a book, JUST READ SOMETHING. At the beginning of the year, I was doing SO WELL with reading, but I’ve totally slacked off lately. But I’m slowly getting back into reading before bed! Reading helps my eyes get tired (in a good way), and helps my mind wind down after looking at a screen all day.

Spritzes of Lavender 

My final step before bed is spraying lavender scent on my pillows. There’s something so calming about lavender and I immediately feel less stressed once I smell it…and lay my head on my pillow. The perfect way to start my best night’s sleep!

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