If you follow along on Instagram, you know I’m definitely not getting quality sleep these days due to a very CUTE reason (aka my daughter), but I’m still all about optimizing my bedtime routine to set me up for sleep success. If you’ve been following for a while, you’re probably familiar with some of these practices as I’ve sprinkled them into the conversation from time to time. Take my red lights for example. You’ve definitely seen those on my stories. I get tons of questions on those in particular so I put together a post on why I use them and where to find them, along with my other bedroom routine practices. Read on to optimize your best possible sleep.
Red Lights – As I mentioned, you’ve seen these on my stories. Every night after dinner, we turn our living room cans to red light as we wind down. Red light helps with melatonin production and is the best way to start preparing yourself for a great night of sleep. You can get the Phillips Hue ones or these that we have that are a little cheaper. They both work off an app you can program from your phone and change to different light settings.
Magnesium – I have been a huge proponent of magnesium for YEARS. Ever since I learned how vital it is to overall cell function and how basically everyone is extremely deficient in it, I take it before bed every single night. It’s an absolute must for me. (Especially when I was pregnant, as it helped with leg cramps and RLS.) The benefits of magnesium are really endless, but when it comes to sleep it has the added benefit of helping your body relax, which is a great way to optimize your sleep. Supplement sources and absorption are super important to me, which is why I’ve always taken Magnesium Glycinate (a highly absorbable formula). Recently though I started taking these Cymbiotika Liposomal Magnesium packets due to their super clean ingredients and bioavailability. Since they are liposomal, they have a super high absorbability.
432Hz Healing Music – I have been listening to this exact track for 4+ years every night when I go to bed, and I leave it on until I wake in the morning. Listening to certain frequencies can be SUPER restorative for the body, and this one in particular is amazing because it’s supposed to be the natural frequency of the universe which has amazing restorative benefits. Mostly any frequency (Hz) track will provide you with a sense of calm and peace that can be beneficial for sleep, but this one in particular is my go-to.
Turn Off Wifi – This is a must for me lately as I dive into the negative side effects of wifi, 5g and all that. It’s such a huge part of our daily lives, but I feel like I can at least escape the terrible effects of it at night by shutting off my wifi. (Download the Hz track first!) Aside from the health impacts, Wifi can really wreak havoc on you sleep, so…shut that baby off. (Airplane mode isn’t enough FYI)
Lavendar Spray – I put a few drops of essential oil (mixed in with water and alcohol) in my favorite glass spray bottles and spritz it a few times on my pillow and around my bed. Lavendar not only has calming effects, but also just smells nice and gives a luxe feeling before bed.
Getting a good night’s sleep definitely comes with a little effort, but when you wake up feeling refreshed the next morning you’ll appreciate the effects and be hooked. Trust me!