can’t sleep?

February 2, 2016

do you guys have trouble sleeping too? i’ve struggled with it off and on my whole life. some nights i fall right to sleep, but others, well, they’re filled with a lot of tossing and turning. so i started looking up ways to help me fall asleep, and i thought i would share with you the ones that actually work.

01// stay off any electronics within an hour before bed. this is one that has helped the most. i plug my phone in across my room so it doesn’t even tempt me, it also helps me to wake up having to walk across the room to turn my alarm in the mornings.
02// drink tea, or something hot. i’ll heat up some honey lemon water and drink it before bed.
03// lavender essential oil. i love anything lavender scented! but, not only does it smell good, it’s also very calming. put a few drops on your pillow and the scent will help you wind down.
04// try and go to bed at the same time every night, and wake up at the same time each morning. even on weekends. it will help get your body on a schedule. (this one is hard to do)
05// write. sometimes the reason you can’t sleep is because there is just a lot on your mind (or at least that’s the case for me). i like to keep a note pad and pen beside my bed so i can write down everything that is stressing me out, or things that i need to remember so it all doesn’t consume my thoughts as i’m trying to sleep.
happy sleeping!