SEVEN STEPS TO IMPROVING YOUR SLEEP ROUTINE
Getting the recommended amount of sleep is arguably more important than ever, as it directly aids your immune system and mental health. But much of the world has found itself facing unusual sleeping patterns, a lack of quality sleep and even anxious dreams during this time.
So what can we do to change this? Our team at Aurelia has gathered our favourite steps and products for a restful night’s sleep.
ARRANGE YOUR SPACE
Try to carve out an hour before bed each night. Help your body associate certain actions to psychological cues by creating a mini routine for winding down. Whether it’s lighting a stress relief candle, turning down the sheets, playing white noise tracks, or closing the blinds – anything that helps signal to your body that it’s time for bed.
SPLIT THIS HOUR INTO 20-MINUTE SECTIONS
After you’ve completed a personal routine to arrange your sleeping space, take the next hour you’ve carved out and split it into three sections: Preparing for Tomorrow, a Self-Care Routine, and Relaxing in Bed. This will help take your body through a natural rhythm to unwind.
Prepare for Tomorrow: Start your first 20-minute section by doing little tasks that will make the morning easier. Put lemon water next to your bed the night before so you can drink it right when you wake up. Pick out tomorrow’s workout outfit so you can exercise first thing; Whatever you need to do so the next morning goes smoothly and maximizes your time.
Self-Care Routine: This next 20-minute section is reserved for self-care. What makes you feel truly special? A cleanser or face mask? A Lymphatic drainage facial massage? Spend twenty minutes washing the day away (we have additional tips on this in the following steps).
Relaxing in Bed: Finish the hour by relaxing in bed to prepare for sleep. Whether this means reading a current book, meditating with breathing exercises, completing a gratitude journal practice, etc. Anything that calms the body and prepares your mind for sleep is great for this twenty minute section.
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PRODUCE MELATONIN WITH A WARM BATH
Raising the body’s temperature and cooling off before bed can help promote melatonin production, which improves your sleep. This can be done by taking a warm bath in your twenty minute “Self Care” section of the night routine.
Start by drawing the water and including essential oils or Epsom salts for additional relaxation. You can even use a face mask during your bath for efficiency.
PREP THE SKIN FOR MORNING RESULTS
While your melatonin-producing bath fills, cleanse the face using our Aurelia Miracle Cleanser and Bamboo Muslins. After rinsing, apply the Refine & Polish Miracle Balm to brighten the skin. Let this balm restore from within by keeping it on for 10 minutes (Tip: This could be a great time to take your bath!)
MASSAGE SKIN FOR BLOOD FLOW
Using Aurelia’s Firm and Revitalise Body Oil, try massaging the skin to promote cell growth and lymphatic drainage. This will help your body feel loose, hydrated and relaxed before bed to increase sleep quality.
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USE AROMATHERAPY TO RELAX
Just like essential oils in your bath or the lit candle before bed, including aromatherapy in your night routine can signal to the brain that it’s time for sleep.
Aurelia’s Perfect Sleep Pillow Mist is formulated with sleep-enhancing essential oils and calming ingredients to ease you into relaxation. Just shake well and spray on bedding and pyjamas. Close your eyes and take deep breaths to let the scent work.
STICK TO A SLEEP SCHEDULE
More than anything, it’s most important to adhere to a set bedtime and wake up time. Sticking to a set schedule by repeatedly going to bed and waking up at the same times (even on weekends!) will be vital to your improved sleep. This can help set your body’s circadian rhythms and create an enhanced quality slumber. Just remember to schedule for 7-9 hours of sleep a night.
Incorporating these tips into your nighttime routine can improve your sleep quality and overall health.
Let us know in the comments below what steps you’ve tried and loved.