It’s no secret that everyone loves to achieve their beauty sleep. And who wouldn’t, with the vital role it plays in our health and well-being?
Not only does it improve our skin’s appearance, but getting enough sleep improves our mental health, our physical ability, and overall quality of life. It’s also so important for a number of brain functions, and a persistent lack of z’s can potentially contribute to some nasty side effects later down the track.
Maintaining our ‘sleep hygiene’ refers to the positive choices we make before bed to ensure restorative sleep. If you’re having problems achieving a good night’s rest, it may be caused by bad habits reinforced over the years.
But not to worry, your sleep quality can be improved!
Just a few simple changes can make all the difference in achieving a good night’s rest.
What are the signs of poor sleep hygiene?
If you find yourself taking a long time to get to sleep, waking frequently, or daytime sleepiness, you may have poor sleep hygiene.
Dull skin? Eye bags? Uneven skin tone? These effects tend to creep up on you when you’re receiving less sleep than your body needs to restore and repair.
How a bedtime routine can help achieve restful sleep:
Take a warm shower about an hour before bed to help you unwind. The Base Collective’sBeauty Sleep Washwill help to cleanse your body from the stresses of the day and including it in your bedtime routine will make the transition to relaxation and sleep much easier.
Consider an alternative to your screens at least 30 minutes before bed. You can read a book or write a list of things you’re grateful for to reduce worries on your mind.
Apply a spritz of The Base CollectiveBeauty Sleep Spray. The Magnesium & Lavender will promote restful sleep and your body will begin to identify the scent as a signal for sleep time.
Make your sleeping environment comfortable for you - perhaps try a weighted blanket, listen to rain sounds, or The Base Collective’sSilk Sleep Eye Maskwith its luxurious padding and light-blocking design.
And finally, adopt a healthy sleep pattern by going to bed at the same time every night and waking at the same time every day. This will help your body to recognize a regular routine and allow you to achieve good quality sleep.
It’s important to remember that a bedtime routine that works for one person, may not work for you.
The only way to figure out what is best for you is to commit to adopting some, or all, of the highlighted strategies to wake up refreshed and bright.
You spend over one-third of your life in bed, yet sleepwear tends to be the most undervalued part of your wardrobe. Treat yourself to a good set of pyjamas, get some gorgeous bedding and show yourself the love that you and your sleep deserves.
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