By now, we all know that the average adult should be getting around eight hours of sleep a night. But, according to studies, less than a third of Britons get enough sleep every night. Skipping sleep can have significant impacts on our physical and mental health, so it’s crucial to commit to sleeping well. Check out some of our suggestions for getting a good night’s sleep every night:
Create a Nighttime Skincare Routine
A quick, but effective, nighttime beauty routine can help you relax, and also prepare your skin for some beauty sleep. Start by cleansing your face to clear it of makeup and protect your pores. Then, throw on an anti-aging moisturizer that will seep in and do its work while you sleep. Finish out the routine by exfoliating your skin every other night to scrub off the extra dead skin cells that have built up over the day.
Some self-love before bed can do wonders to help you reflect on the day and wash away our worries for tomorrow. Treat yourself to a face mask or relax in the tub with your favorite bath bomb. If you’d rather unwind your mind, try journaling in bed, or some nighttime meditation. Do whatever helps you relax and focus in the moment!
Personalize Your Sleeping Environment
To ensure that you can easily fall asleep every night, it’s important to create an atmosphere in your bedroom that’s catered to your sleeping preferences. Whether you prefer soft or firm, build your bed with a mattress that meets your needs, and pillows that provide you with the comfort you’re looking for. Additionally, try using scent to personalize your sleeping environment. Essential oils like tea tree or lavender can set the stage for better sleep by making your bedroom a relaxing oasis.
Start a Pattern
Create a nighttime pattern right before bedtime with a few short activities that help get you into the mindset for sleep. Drink a relaxing cup of herbal tea, take a shower, or read a book. Creating a rhythm will make it easier to fall asleep and get the rest that you need.
What bedtime rituals help you sleep? Let us know in the comments below!