How To Sleep Better Tonight

Do you want to know one of my favorite things in the world? You’re going to think I’m so lame, and that’s okay because quite honestly, I am. Haha!

Sleep. Good sleep is one of my favorite things in the world. I absolutely love being in bed and just relaxing and then going to sleep at a reasonable hour. Like, I’m asleep by 10 p.m. most nights. The other night, I was asleep by 9:15 p.m. 

A night out and getting back at like 5 a.m. is fun sometimes, but this girl likes her sleep. Can you relate? 

A good night’s sleep always makes my day so much better, you know? I love waking up and feeling super refreshed and ready to tackle my day. 

Maybe a good night’s sleep feels so far and few between for you. Maybe a good night’s sleep seems like a dream, but it shouldn’t be. You can get better sleep tonight and I’m going to share some of my tips to a good night’s sleep that should have you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day!

1. Use a sleep cycle clock

Even if you got 9 hours of sleep, if you wake up in the middle of your REM cycle, you’ll wake up feeling groggy and it’ll probably last all day. I use the app Sleep Cycle that wakes me up in the lightest stage of my sleep and it is wonderful. Try it!

2. Keep your room dark and cool

Even the smallest bit of light can disturb your sleep. Turn out the lights and if you have a digital clock, set the light to the dimmest setting. This is also where a sleep mask is also super helpful! I’m on the hunt for one, so if you have any suggestions, let me know!
Temperature is also important! I can’t sleep if I’m too hot or too cold. According to Dr. Christopher Winter, M.D.., the best temperature for sleep is between 60 and 67 degrees. 

3. Put away all devices about an hour before bed

Because I like to be asleep by 10 p.m., all the electronics are put away by 9 p.m. I even have my phone set to be on “Do Not Disturb” mode from 9 p.m. until 7 a.m. This way, I can just plug it up and leave it alone. Side note: I’ve also turned off all notifications except for calls, texts, and Facetimes and I check my phone a whole lot less. It is incredible.

4. Ditch your afternoon coffee

I love love love coffee. Seriously, I love it. I am all about a good cup of coffee, but I try to lay off caffeine by 2 p.m. each day. Caffeine can sometimes make it harder to fall asleep.

5. Don’t nap too long

I love naps. One thing I miss about college is the naps. With my schedule now, I can’t really sneak in a quick nap. On days that I can nap, I don’t do it too close to bedtime and I don’t nap any longer until 30 minutes. Naps are good for you, just nap wisely.

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Are you ready for a good night’s sleep? Good sleep can really make your day so much better.

Like I said earlier, I’m typically asleep by 10 p.m. What about you?

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