I am a night owl by nature. If I didn’t have to be a functioning adult during the daytime, I’d stay up until 3am easily every night. That’s not the way any of this works, though, so after trial and error, I’ve finally figured out what I need to do in order to get a great night’s sleep.
Wear a sleep mask
Ya’ll, I don’t know how I went so long without wearing one, but I absolutely love wearing a sleep mask now when I go to bed. I like my bedroom to be dark anyway, but there’s a next level of darkness that comes with putting on a mask. I have 3 different ones that all fit differently, but I just grab whichever one is closer to me when I’m ready for bed and it’s truly lights out.
When I was a kid, I used to listen to music at the lowest volume possible to help me turn my brain off but now, it can be distracting when I’m trying to go to sleep. With that being said, I live in an apartment and my neighbors like to rummage in their closet in the middle of night or cars drive through the complex with base thumping, so to help mute all of that noise, I now wear ear plugs. I can still hear if my door opens and when my alarms go off, but they block out all of the annoying environmental noise that comes from living around people. If you want to try some, make sure you get the ear plugs specifically for sleeping because they seem to work better than the regular ones.
Try melatonin drops
So I used to think taking melatonin was a bit extreme because I couldn’t understand why people had a hard time actually falling asleep….until I started experiencing the same thing. Well, I could fall asleep but I couldn’t stay asleep. I picked up some of these melatonin drops a few months ago to try them out and I am now on my 3rd bag because I love how much they help me to stay in a deep sleep. You only take 1, and about 30 minutes after you will be relaxed and ready to hit the sack.
Turn on a small fan
I absolutely hate being hot at night, and even on nights when my AC is blowing snowballs, I sometimes get hot because I naturally warm up when I’m asleep, it’s still 80 degrees outside, and I also have the uncanny ability to pick out comforters and blankets that trap heat under them. I recently picked up this small fan from Target and OMG! I’ve had some of the best sleep ever. It has 3 speeds, the air flow isn’t too intense, and the low lull of the fan whirring around is calming as well.
Mix in a little CBD oil
I sleep with my phone near me and while I know that I should stop being on my cell 30 minutes to an hour before I go to sleep I just can’t do it, so some nights it takes a minute for my mind to shut off. CBD Oil helps maintain calmness and promotes a healthy sleep cycle, so on nights when I’m struggling to go to bed, I’ll take some to help me calm down and fall asleep. I’ve used CBD Oil a few times over the last year and while you don’t feel high or drugged or anything like that, there’s this cool calmness that comes over you once it’s in your system (and you figure out a proper dose). Currently I’m testing this brand out and have a review coming soon.
There are so many other things that you can do to help you get a good nights sleep, but I have found that incorporating some or all of these things into my night time routine help me tremendously with getting a good night’s sleep.