The key to winding down for a good night's sleep is curating the ultimate nighttime ritual. The best way to get a restful slumber is by looking forward to going to bed and taking the time to care for yourself before and after sleep.
We've gathered some of our favorite tips for getting a perfect nights sleep - this is the ultimate nighttime ritual:
Hydrate With A Cup Of Herbal Tea
When you get home (or finish working from home), it's time to check back in with yourself and take care of your body and mind. I don't know about you, but I never seem to drink enough throughout the day. When you get home, it's the perfect time to rehydrate and replenish your body. By having herbal tea, you hydrate and gain the calming benefits of the herbs. Try winding down with some camomile or peppermint tea for the ultimate relaxing night in.
Turn Off Those Gadgets
We spend so much time on our phones and computers during the day, so when we get home, it's nice to give ourselves a break from the blue light and give our eyes and mind time to wind down. If you miss the entertainment of your mobile, try reading or listening to a podcast - you'll soon find that you won't miss your phone so much - if you replace the time, you will waste feeding your mind with stories or interesting information instead.
Reset Your Mind & Meditate
After a busy day at work or simply being out after such a stressful past year, it's so helpful to take time to reset your mind. We love taking some time to sit with our thoughts and meditate to end the day. Checking in with yourself can set the tone for your mood as you go to sleep, which can improve your mood when you wake up. Find a comfy spot in your home to sit and meditate for 5 to 15 minutes. You'll leave your meditation with more mental clarity and serenity than you had before - which is the perfect mindset to be in for bedtime.
Take Care Of Your Skin
It's important that you make time for your skincare at night, no matter how tired you are. After taking in the pollution of the day, there's no better way to get ready for a restful night than literally washing away the stressors of the day. Try using natural products with calming scents - we love to treat our nighttime routine as a mini aromatherapy session. If you have sensitive skin, try lighting a candle for the same benefits. We love lighting our "inhale exhale" sisu scents candle when doing our nighttime routine. It reminds us to breathe calmly and helps relax our minds as we get ready for bed.
Set The Vibes
When getting your space ready for sleep, it's essential to set the vibes. We love putting some mellow music on and turning down the lights. The perfect ambient lighting is always a candle - the flickering of the flame gives the most calming light, surrounding your room with positive energy. Our favorite sisu candle to light at night is named "good night" - trust us; we called it that for a reason!
As you lie in the darkness, let your mind drift away. Remind yourself that you have done everything you can during the day, that this is the time to rest, and tomorrow will bring with it more adventure - but first, you must rest your body and mind to enjoy it. It can often be difficult to drift into sleep, so do what we do and try to pick your favorite sisu scent - you'll get so exhausted trying to pick a favorite that you'll drift right off.