How To Create A Zen Bedroom

by - June 24, 2019

Your bedroom is easily the most important room in your place.


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I love, love, love my bedroom. We spend so much time in our rooms and it's the place we go to for rest, so I truly believe the bedroom is so important. If my room is mess and looks like a tornado went through it, my anxiety is sky high and I feel so overwhelmed. Ever feel that way?

I've tried all kinds of different things to really make my bedroom so zen and peaceful and you know what? My sleep has never been better!

I've always loved sleep and have been a stickler for a night time routine and set bedtime. I thank my mom for that. I had a bed time as a kid and even when she let me do my own thing, I just kept myself on a consistent schedule. I'm not saying you can't go out with your friends until 5 a.m. or stay up to watch that movie, but when you're night time routine is consistent most of the time, you just feel so good.

I'm in bed around 9 p.m. every night and will start falling asleep at 10 p.m. My alarm goes off at 6:45 a.m., so I get almost 9 hours of sleep. We need 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. When you think about it, that is a good chunk of your life!

I'm going to share some tips that I use to get my best sleep. I've created a zen bedroom, if you will, and everyone is different. Not all these little tips are going to resonate with you, but you do you! I'm here just to give you a little insight in how I do things.

I love a salt rock lamp.
These are all the rage these days, but my mom has actually had one in our home for over 10 years. I recently just bought one for my office and a little salt rock night light to plug in when I'm in the shower and then move to my room. There are so many benefits to these salt rock lamps.



- natural antihistamine
 - good for digestion
- improves metabolism
- reduces stress hormones
- lowers cortisol
-  good for vascular health
- balances electrolytes
- prevents muscle cramping
- supports a healthy nervous system
- improves sleep

After I read The Skinny Confidential talk about salt rock lamps, I had to get one. This little night light was perfect and it great if I want to take it with me!

Wind down an hour before bedtime.
I can't just come home, throw on my pajamas, and go to sleep. I need a solid hour to wind down completely before my brain will let me go to sleep. I start my night routine when I get home at 5:30 p.m. I'll shower, shave, self-tan, moisturize... do the whole beauty routine thing. I'll throw on some comfy clothes and go about my evening. Maybe that means finishing up some last minute work things or doing some laundry, but I'm already showered and all, so that helps so much!

Around 8 p.m., I floss and brush my teeth and start prepping for my morning. I make sure my lunch is ready to go and my outfit is picked out (a huge time saver!!). Usually after 8 p.m., there is a show I want to watch, so I'll do that, but by 9 p.m., I am in bed! I try to stay off my phone after this time and I'll read or just watch some TV to wind down. I know that watching TV before bed probably isn't the best thing, but I really don't have any issue with it, I'm limiting the amount of blue light at night anyway.

By being in my bed at 9 p.m., I'm giving my body an hour to really just chill, so falling asleep is much easier. I can usually go right to sleep!

Limit screen time
The blue light that comes from our screens tells our brains, "hey, wake up!!!" so when you're scrolling through Instagram right before bed, you might have a hard time falling asleep. Every night, I wear my blue light blocking glasses and my phone automatically goes on night mode at 6 p.m. I use f.lux on my computer to block the blue light. Even though I'm usually watching TV before bed, the glasses really help block the blue light coming from the screen! Blue light isn't terrible for us. The sun's light is blue light, which tell us to wake up. The problem is the light we're exposed to in the evenings that come from all our screens. Limit screen time and you'll see a difference in your sleep patterns!

Your bedroom should be like the most zen room in your home Sleep is so important, so creating a zen bedroom is a priority to me.

What is your favorite thing you do right now to get the best sleep?

xx,
Amanda


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